I'm gonna give the previous posts some serious reinforcements. I've never gotten any information off this forum that was harmful. Without the experience of the people here I would have still been lost and itching my skin into oblivion.
How do you guys stay gluten free and resist the temptation to eat normal food? I'm in high school so it's really hard to not eat normal food especially when i'm with my friends.I had very minor symptoms. My only problem was that I was too short when I was little so I was gluten free for about a year but then i stopped because gluten free food is GROSS! I hated all the disgusting breads and snacks my parents made me eat. The bread was all frozen and sour and disgusting. I actually lost weight when I was supposed to gain it because I didn't eat much. I never went to parties or anything because I knew I would give in and eat good food while I was there. And it doesn't help that while I'm eating rice and vegetables everyday, my family gets to eat out and order delicious treats like pizza, pasta, and burgers. I don't really see the point in being gluten free either because I feel no different than when I wasn't gluten free. I was never sick or tired or anything like that. I was just short. But I'm actually taller than three of my aunts and my two of my grandparents because I come from a family of tiny people on my mother's side.
Wow.. Ok, where to start. Gluten-free food doesn't have to be disgusting. In order to get to eat treats like everyone else I had to develop my cooking skills. My gluten-free cooking isn't identical to wheat foods but it can be equally delicious. Your friends and family should be able to understand that you can't eat the same things they do, so while they can't really change what they eat, perhaps they can help you out a bit by going to places that offer foods for everyone, including yourself. Everyone goes through this in the beginning: feeling bitter about not eating wheat products anymore, but the thing that makes most of us stick to it is that we really, really feel crappy if we eat gluten, so no tasty bread in the world is worth the suffering it would cause. While Your symptoms might be unnoticeable now, they still can develop and get nasty later in life, and maybe even as serious as giving you cancer, kidney or liver failure. I'm not telling you to put up with bad tasting foods, but you need to come up with new solutions. Find food alternatives you really like which can make the change in your life more bearable. It's not easy but you will get more creative the more you do it. Talk to people on the board whenever you feel upset or need to vent and they'll probably inspire you and make you feel better. Sorry I'm really tired and my typing and grammar are probably off, but I had to reply anyway. Hang in there and keep in mind that a few moments of munching are not worth years of suffering.
Posted by dani nero
on 23 February 2012 - 02:55 AM
Without birth-control pills and without any medication! Only by being on a gluten-free diet! I was so worried that I was feeling anxiety yesterday.. I thought I was getting accidentally glutened, but it was actually my period!
I'm so happy + feeling period-crappy, but at least for the time, it's all natural period-crappy!
Posted by dani nero
on 12 February 2012 - 11:06 AM
Do you think that maybe you accumulate some faint amounts of gluten each day of the week (when your husband gets home every day) until you finally feel bad on Saturday (which is when your husband stays at home) and then start feeling better on Monday, but then the slow accumulation starts over? I dunno just a thought!