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mjhilton

Member Since 31 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 07 2013 06:38 AM
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In Topic: I Just Did The Most Stupid Thing............

21 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

Hi Troy,

My sister was diagnosed around the same time as you, last June-ish. I wad then screened and although silent, also dx'd around September. Our family dynamic has become quite interesting with the Coeliac development - mum has taken it upon herself to learn everything there is to know, did the full kitchen cleanout, marking _every_ ingredient in the house with green or red stickers, seperate toaster etc. We're all pretty vigilant on the food and ingredients side of things. Sis and I had the exact same experience with the Greenseas tuna a few months back, although we didn't purge afterwards :P

I'm lucky as I live on my own, so my house is an entirely gluten-free zone, but I regularly eat at the parents' place. Just this week we had a freak out about our soup ingredients - lentils and split peas - which somehow we forgot to check. Turns out they all have a "may contain barley" on every packet. Needless to say, mum felt pretty bad. But I guess the upshot is that no-one can be perfect, so you really need to give yourself a bit of a break. By the sounds of things you're doing an incredibly good job so far! All three of us in my family (I almost consider mum a Coeliac even though she tested neg, 'cause she puts so much effort into ensuring everything for us is gluten-free) have screwed up in the last 6 months. I once started eating a soup a friend made, before realising the stock he put in it was made with wheatey soy sauce. It's a learning process, and takes time. To put it in perspective, just think - if you hadn't been dx'd until today, you would have still been eating gluten this whole time. One equipment disclaimer likely won't kill you, just take note for next time - buy John West instead :P

In Topic: Anyone Not Have A Stronger Reaction To Gluten After Going gluten-free?

08 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

I fit this post. I had no symptoms prior to going gluten free - and have had no symptoms since going gluten free - four months ago. If it weren't for the positive blood tests and positive endoscopy - I would question whether or not I really had Celiac! I can't imagine that I haven't messed up being totally gluten free over the past four months. I was actually hoping to get a tiny bit more sensitive so I would know if I am sticking to the diet correctly.


Omg this is pretty much exactly me, even down to the timings. I got screened because my sister was diagnosed, however I've never had any noticable symptoms. Accidentally got glutened a few days ago (was so annoyed, my own fault for not checking properly) and didn't really react at all.

I know that those who have strong reactions would call us lucky, but I was actually hoping I'd have something noticable as a barometer for whether I'm getting CC'd or accidentally ingesting. I know that I have to follow gluten-free strictly, but without any tangible benefit after 4 months it's pretty frustrating.