I'm seventeen and found out I was diagnosed with celiac disease in December of 2007.
I was previously a vegetarian for about three months before I was diagnosed.
I, unlike you, don't have a problem with needles, and at the same time I found out I had a gluten intolerance found out I have a dairy ALLERGY.
So I kinda went from being just a vegetarian to a vegan without gluten.
Don't get discouraged, I know it's hard to find things to eat, especially if your like me and have no cooking skills whatsoever, but you can work around that.
I'm not sure how much of a vegetable fan you are, but I pretty much only eat them.
I go through different phases of what I eat.
Some of my favorites are:
-Bean tacos: Which I make the shell with a corn tortilla, with pinto beans, and smetimes I throw in salsa and all the stuff you like on a taco. I make this corn salsa with just defrosted frozen corn, diced up purple onions, lemon juice and parsley I think just all mixed up and that's really good on the tacos.
-BBQ: This is probably my favorite, and now my whole family asks me to make it for them, I pretty much grill pineapples, brown onions, potatoes, and mushrooms with olive oil and Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce, in one of those vegetable griller pan things with the wholes in it, sorry I don't know what the name is.
-Salads are always a good thing, especially if you switch it up with like different letuces and dressings, maybe try it with fruit really changes them so your not having the same boring salad.
-Check the lables and look them up. All Kraft products will list barley if theres any in them.
-Check the brand of the pinto beans, you never know what's safe or what's not.
If you have any questions or want to talk about anything feel free.
My email is:
I hope I helped some.
Don't get discouraged, try just googling things.
Also, bread wise, Pamalas gluten free bread mix cooked in a bread maker is THEE BEST and super easy to make!