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New To Celliac And Feeling Lonely And Upset


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#1 Beatlemania

 
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:56 PM

Hi everybody. My name is Cristina, but I prefer Crissy. I found out about a week ago I had Celliac. All my friends and family don't have it so I'm kinda by myself. I'ts good to know that there are others out there with it like me. I'm 14 going on 15 and I'm looking forward to meeting new pen pals :)
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#2 GFinDC

 
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:40 AM

Hi everybody. My name is Cristina, but I prefer Crissy. I found out about a week ago I had Celliac. All my friends and family don't have it so I'm kinda by myself. I'ts good to know that there are others out there with it like me. I'm 14 going on 15 and I'm looking forward to meeting new pen pals :)


Welcome Crissy,

There are several younger people on the forum. Hopefully they will stop by. Meanwhile I am happy to give you some reading material to get you started on your gluten-free adventure. I've been on the gluten-free diet over 4 y6ears now and it is just a way of life at this point. It may seem hard when you are starting out new, but it gets easier and feels normal after a while. It's very helpful to eat whole foods and avoid processed foods at first. It's much easier than reading labels . Whole foods are things like potatoes, fruits, meats, nuts etc that are basically in their natural state. A whole food has one ingredient, which is that food itself. Like chicken is chicken. Potatoes are potatoes. Frozen veggies are usually ok if the have 3 ingredients or less. Often those 2 extra ingredients are water and salt. It will help a lot if you learn to cook at home. Simple meals are better.

Some starting the gluten-free diet tips for the first 6 months:

Get tested before starting the gluten-free diet.
Don't eat in restaurants
Eat only whole foods not processed foods.
Eat only food you cook yourself, think simple foods, not gourmet meals.
Take probiotics.
Take digestive enzymes.
Avoid dairy.
Avoid sugars and starchy foods.
Avoid alcohol.


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:36 AM

Hi Crissy!

Finding out you have Celiac Disease and transitioning to gluten-free living is very tough - but it does get much easier and you can improve your health for the rest of your life by eating foods that are good for you -- there are plenty of yummy and not-so-good-for-you food treats that are gluten free too ;)

I remember seeing a post recently from another teen looking for gluten-free pen pals, let me find it...okay here you go:

http://www.celiac.co...celiac-pen-pal/

Hang in there - it does get better :)
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3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

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Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:07 AM

Hi everybody. My name is Cristina, but I prefer Crissy. I found out about a week ago I had Celliac. All my friends and family don't have it so I'm kinda by myself. I'ts good to know that there are others out there with it like me. I'm 14 going on 15 and I'm looking forward to meeting new pen pals :)

I know exactly how you feel. I am fairly new to being a celiac too. I only know one other person in my area and they are older than me sp i cant relate with them well lol. I am 16 and would like a pen pal too even though i have 2 others already from being on here.
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