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Member Since 06 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active May 02 2011 02:22 PM

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In Topic: People Not Taking You Seriously

29 April 2011 - 08:23 AM

I am dealing with the same thing. It's as if my family thinks it's a choice I made to get attention. When I am visiting my parents, it's hard when the only milk they have contains lactose and the only bread or cereal has gluten. I have found that Kay DH is right in saying the best family are the ones you aren't related to. Try not to let it get you down. Some people just don't understand that it is a necessary change you have made and you cannot control how they feel, or their lack of understanding. I hope everything is going well and things have gotten better. The most important thing is your health and it's great that you're sticking to it!

In Topic: Sensitivity To Weather Changes

29 April 2011 - 08:14 AM

I know how you feel about the weather! I live in New England so it changes almost hourly. Before I was diagnosed with celiacs, I was told numerous times I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Depression. I'm a pretty upbeat person so it didn't make much sense to my family. But after my diagnosis, I still find that my stomach messes up with extreme changes in weather. My doctor tells me it could be due to the added stress on my body, or the unconscious eating habits I develop while it's miserable outside. The SAD syndrome sounds about right to me. My doctor told me to stay positive even during inclement weather and be more aware of it.

I think the joint pain is just something that comes with crappy weather. I've had 2 surgeries (knee and foot) and they always feel sore when it gets damp out. I usually take an NSAID and try to move on with my day.

I hope you're feeling better. Try not to let it get you down!

In Topic: Newcomer! Family Holiday Meals

25 April 2011 - 06:15 PM

Hi everyone,

Thank you all for being so supportive. After reading your responses, I've realized that one of my major issue with this disease is my embarrassment by it. I am afraid to talk about my digestive system with my distant family members (and I'm also a little shy). I am going to try the recipes and products you've all mentioned, and I'm always looking for something new to try. I just get a little bogged down when I realize I can't have my family's traditional meals I've enjoyed all my life! I almost wish I had been gluten and dairy free since birth so I wouldn't know what I'm missing.

I do have a crock pot and I think I will start bringing my own foods to these dinners. Who knows, maybe I can trick my Grandmother into eating something good for her :).

Other than that, I have heard from several people with Celiacs that holidays get easier with time. I really hope they do.

I love this forum because I don't know anyone else with any kind of digestive problems, so I've always been told it's a taboo subject. I'm just glad I'm not alone.

Thank you everyone, I really appreciate it!

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