Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Gluten Free Broken Heart....
0

9 posts in this topic

My boyfriend of about a year just up and left me yesterday. This is my first breakup while being gluten free, so this may be an odd question, but when you've had to go through this and you don't have your old, gluten filled, comfort food, that things did/have you eaten that has comforted you during this crappy time? I know you're not supposed to eat for comfort but sometimes, you just gotta. Any ideas?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Ice cream? Fritos? Snickers? Plenty of junk foods that are gluten-free.

Sorry for the breakup. Concentrate on what you want to do now.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry this happened to you. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.

(((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dove chocolates.

Talenti gelato.

Tostitos and salsa (bean, cheese, sour cream) nachos.

Pear cider.

Pamela's brownies.

Against the Grain baguette bruschetta.

Burn photo of ex in a bowl while you stick pins in a voodoo doll.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exercise. Reading. Friends. Movies. New hobbies.

It doesn't HAVE to be food. The last breakup I had (after I found out he had been cheating on me, so there was anger mixed in with the heartbreak), I LOST my appetite. I filled my days with the above, and when I couldn't sleep at night I just got up and read or played my guitar until I finally felt sleepy.

I'm sorry you are hurting but I encourage you to turn this into a positive experience. Go get your hair done. Buy some new clothes or new makeup. This is your chance for a new you. Grab it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I cram olive oil potato chips from Trader Joe's in my face when I'm unhappy. Keeps me from eating sugar.....

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Red wine and good cheese got me through my last breakup...two things my body seems to be rejecting now, but that's besides the point. I cheated once (ONCE) after my breakup and ate regular pizza - I gotta tell you, it tasted good, but not THAT good. Made me ten times more depressed and I couldn't get out of bed for a day (and I never sleep like that). Totally not worth it - will only make you feel worse. Use this time to really improve your diet since you only have yourself to feed and cook/shop for. Bury your face in a potato chip bag for a week or two and then off to the gym!! Nothing gets the anger out like running - I'm a TERRIBLE runner, so when I do, that's the only thing I can focus on. Helps get the weeds out of the brain for a bit :-) Feel better!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My boyfriend of about a year just up and left me yesterday. This is my first breakup while being gluten free, so this may be an odd question, but when you've had to go through this and you don't have your old, gluten filled, comfort food, that things did/have you eaten that has comforted you during this crappy time? I know you're not supposed to eat for comfort but sometimes, you just gotta. Any ideas?

gluten-free Granola and lots of positive thoughts. It's his loss so please don't punish yourself by falling off the gluten-free wagon. I read a lot of books by Louise Hay. Some are affirmations, others are wisdom. And we're all here to support you and be your safety net.

Sending healing {{{HUGS}}} and lots of love,

Loey

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh trust me, I never thought for a minute to eat gluten. I wasn't meaning that, lol. I was just wondering since all my OLD comfort food for a break up was ALL gluten, so I was trying to figure out some that AREN'T gluten. I'd totally go to a gym, but I have no job, so no money, and I live with the rents still, so I still cook & shop for the house. I have been taking this break up A LOT better than I thought I would have. Actually going out, seeing friends and focusing on myself and my goals, which for me, during a big break up, is AMAZING. :} Thanks guys <3

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,144
    • Total Posts
      919,569
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Thanks Stephanie & Gemini for the info. that the 4 of 5 doesn't apply to children. I wasn't aware of that until now. 
    • I think the posters above have given you very good information and I will throw in my 2 cents worth.  I am surprised that they did not test her DGP IgA also.  I am sure that would have been positive.  They switched off with antibody classes and usually they do both tests for both antibodies.  IgA is more specific to Celiac but the IgG is also useful.  The testing shows your daughter is producing antibodies to the gluten in her diet. (DGP IGG). THe tTg shows positive for some damage or inflammation. You know........your daughter is only 4.  She hasn't been on the planet or eating gluten that long. It can take years for enough damage to occur for it to be able to be found on biopsy.  I would say it is highly likely that this is Celiac, especially with her symptoms. But because the damage hasn't graduated to bad enough yet, they won't diagnose her. I think you need to do what others have said and get all copies of testing and find someone else who will take a look and give a diagnosis, especially if they have you do a dietary trial and her symptoms go away.  That might be the only recourse if you want faster proof. I know I would want faster.  I would not really be happy if I thought I had to keep feeding her something that was making her sick.  If you keep her on gluten long enough, the diarrhea will probably show up. BTW.........the criteria mentioned regarding diagnosis does not apply to kids.  I know it's silly and stupid but most leading Celiac specialists do not go by this criteria for kids.......adults only.  Keep that in mind because it might come up.  You could recognize it but they might not. Have you considered gene testing, to help bolster a diagnosis? As far as false positives go, it's the other way around. False negatives happen more frequently than many people think.  It's a recurring theme here.  With her symptoms, which is what I had, a bloated belly and tummy aches are telling.  Have they tested her for lactose intolerance?  That can cause similar symptoms, although it sure won't raise those 2 blood tests.  Keep looking for Celiac because there are many red flags here.
    • This 4 out of 5 criteria does not apply to children. I was never given a reason why, but it isn't.     That said, you may try to get a second opinion from another GI who may be willing to give her a firm dx.  We were in your boat 6 years ago and while I'm sure I'll get slammed for it, I wish we had kept gluten in our kiddos diet till he scoped positive for a variety of reasons.  Again, even family is different and you have to find what is best for you!
    • Mnoosh, I had swollen lymph nodes prior to celiac dx and for a while after going gluten free. My neck as well as groin. The groin ones were the worst. Guess what? All gone! It's hard to recall a time line & consider that everyone is different but I think mine completely resolved within a year.  You've been given great information. Just breathe and then again, breathe. You're going to be fine. 
    • It is the only thing you have eaten, so it can't be anything else?  I eat it with no issues so I am not sure how you can be certain that is the problem.  All I am saying is that its sort of "your word against mine and the company's word".  
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,176
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Red Butt in hemet
    Joined