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Do I Say Anything?

26 December 2014 - 04:45 PM

I got food as gifts from my extended relatives. They often give food as gifts. Last year my relative searched a lot for a baking mix that went with a cookbook and was gluten free. But I don't think they really understand what gluten free means. This year everything she sent me food wise contained gluten. I am very thankful for the gifts that they gave me. I don't know if I should mention when I thank them for the gifts that they got me that I will be sharing the food with friends since I can't eat any of it. I don't want them to think I don't appreciate the gift, but I don't want them going and buying me food year after year that I can't eat. Any advice? Thanks. Just another piece of information. Since I live on the other side of the country I don't see these relatives so they don't understand about the whole gluten free thing as they haven't been part of that part of my life as I was diagnosed after I moved. 

Labeling Laws In Us

10 November 2014 - 08:22 PM


I was wondering about labeling laws in the US. I was wondering if products that are processed in the same facilities or on the same lines as products that contain wheat are required to be labeled as such. I was looking at dried fruit the other day and was glad I looked at the ingredient list because even though it didn't have wheat in it, it did say that it was processed on shared lines. Are they required to do this? Or was this just a nice company. I was really surprise as really all I thought it would have had as ingredients was some preservatives and the fruit. I hope this question makes sense. Thanks. 

Recurrent Nightmares

18 October 2014 - 06:55 PM

I've been having recurrent nightmares about not having anything that I can eat. My dream is that I'm in college (I haven't been in undergrad for almost 10 years, but am thinking about going back to grad school). I wasn't diagnosed with celiac in college (though I'm pretty sure I've had it since child hood). The food is all buffet style and in my dream every food item has gluten. I can't convince the cooks that I need gluten free food and get them to prepare it for me. In some of the dreams they say I need paperwork from a doctor saying I need gluten free food. But for some reason I can't get a hold of the paperwork to give them. In other dreams there is no one to talk to. I end up not having anything to eat for days. Yes this wouldn't happen in real life, but my dreams have no logic. I've had similar dreams in the past that I've visited my parents and there hasn't been any gluten free food for me to eat, but nothing this consistently. I've had multiple dreams a week for the past couple weeks. Other dreams i've had is been me realizing I've eaten something with gluten in it after i've eaten it. But again only sometimes. 

Am I Too Sensitive?

14 March 2014 - 07:24 PM

It seems to me in the last couple weeks there have been multiple times when gluten free  has been made a joke of by friiends and/or co-workers. It really makes me angry when this happens. That people seem to think it is somethng that it is okay to make jokes about it. it doesn't seem like people would make fun of other illnesses. But it is okay to make fun of things related to my celiac. This isn't helped by the fact that people on my team at work also think it is funny to make fun of my name given that it starts with a different letter than anyone elses. so it is more than just one thing. People seem  to think I'm too sensitive when i get upset when they make jokes about it. Am I too sensitive about people making jokes about Celiac? Why is it considered okay to make jokes about this when it isn't okay to make jokes about other diseases? I was bullied for years growing up so I know that impacts how I react to this, but it doesn't seem like it is taken seriously. I know that people use gluten free as a fad diet, but It doesn't seem likek that should make it okay to make jokes about it. Especially when they are making the jokes about my eating in particular.


Please be gentle with any replies. I'm feeling sad and lonely.

Waiting For Reaction.

19 February 2014 - 08:01 PM

I'm waiting to get sick. I accidentily ate something with gluten tonight. I forgot to check. The full size candy was gluten free, but not the minis. So Ii guess I will be able to check my exact reaction time. I hate gluten!!!!!!!!!!! I was so exhausted when this happened and it is just going to get  worse before it gets better. Anything I should do between now and then to make this better?