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xJalin

Member Since 19 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 27 2012 09:01 PM
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In Topic: Annoying Friends!

20 March 2012 - 07:07 PM

I would definitely talk to the youth pastor and explain the situation to him, so he knows the seriousness of it, and ask him if he would explain it to the kids there. I know it might be awkward, but if they hear it coming from him, they should acknowledge it and know how serious it is. Especially cross-contamination (what a waste of crackers- those are expensive too!) That's what I did with my youth leader, and he understood and was really nice about it. He told the other kids, and after that they made sure they didn't eat any of the snacks the youth leaders set out for me and were very supportive. Yeah they joked around a little still (though they have never joked around in an unkind way to me) but that was because I joked about it too. I'm sorry the kids in your youth group are rude about it. :( If they are your friends, you need to let them know you need their support. And don't feel like you need to downplay your condition around them because they'll feel bad if you tell them the truth- if you tell them how you feel they should feel sorry. Don't ever compromise!

In Topic: Red Heads

20 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

Come to think of it, all the people I know who are celiacs or are of Irish descent. My aunt, myself, and 2 friends (all redheads), and another friend who isn't a redhead but is 100% Irish

In Topic: Stuttering And Gluten?

20 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

Hi Xjalin,

In your post you mentioned sleep issues - what kinds of issues are you having?

While it definitely sounds like you've got gut issues independent of your sleep, poor sleep can lead to all sorts of neurological issues, including stuttering. Has your doctor ever recommended a sleep study?


Actually, I don't have any serious sleeping problems so I don't think that caused my neurological issues. I just spend many hours trying to fall asleep at nights, but I think that is mostly due to the anxiety feelings I have.

Thanks so much for the replies, I really appreciate it! And I will keep you posted :)

In Topic: Anyone From Alberta?

20 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

I live 2 hours from Edmonton, but am there a lot. As my little town doesn't have too much selection for gluten-free foods, I usually have to stock up when I'm in Edmonton. I found Winner's is a great place to look for some gluten-free snacks, actually (odd, I know). :P

In Topic: Red Heads

20 March 2012 - 05:32 PM

I'm a redhead too. :) Interestingly enough, my brother's friend is a celiac, and he's a redhead too.