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Member Since 13 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 03 2015 07:24 PM

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In Topic: Dealing With Therapist?

03 September 2015 - 07:27 PM

A therapist is not going to have the extensive medical knowledge to understand every chronic condition out there.  The first few sessions with any new therapist are always going to be building the base so they understand you and what you are going through.  There won't be as much work in those first sessions, they are more of you telling your story.  So, what you describe sounds very normal to me.  If you feel like you have to explain the condition too much, get them some concise literature on celiac disease and ask them to read it.  But hearing from you what your specific difficulties are is what is going to help them help you.  If depression is a factor in any part of your life, that is what it is.  It doesn't matter what is causing it, it needs to be addressed so you can live a healthier life.  Obviously if a factor contributing to the depression can be removed, it should be, but your difficulties with Celiac disease are going to stick around, so the idea is to help you learn to cope better with the onset of this chronic illness.  


If for some reason you choose to find another therapist (I would give it a few more sessions before doing that), I recommend typing up a narrative and giving it to the therapist to read at your first session.   That way you can cover everything and not forget something, and you can include something on Celiac disease in what you give them, so you don't have to explain.  But the chances of a therapist knowing everything and not have to be told what your struggles are is... unrealistic.  Once you let them know what your struggles are, they can help you with those.  So I recommend staying with the current person and seeing how it goes after a longer time.

In Topic: Pillsbury Gluten Free Pie Crust

01 September 2015 - 07:53 PM

While I haven't tried that specific recipe, most pie crusts can be frozen before baking.  Things like fruit pies can be frozen whole unbaked and then put into the oven for easy prep.

In Topic: Applesauce

28 August 2015 - 06:44 PM

Welcome to the forum, pippy! :)  


Do note that this thread is five years old and product information may have changed in that time.  Store gluten-free lists are not all-encompassing.  As far as applesauce goes, check the ingredients and if there is no gluten ingredient and no allergen statement, you are going to be fine eating it.

In Topic: Coors Light

24 August 2015 - 08:54 PM

I have heard that the fermentation process breaks down the gluten in some types of beer. Some common beers test out at less that 5 parts per million. I only drink gluten removed beers right now but I am considering trying a few others. You can google the gluten content of different beers. I am not sure how safe or unsafe these beers are for people with Celiac disease. 


Welcome to the board!  :)   Do note that the original post here is 8 years old and product info can change over time.  


While the fermentation may partially modify some things in the beer, they still contain gluten.  I recommend not drinking any beer that does not at least go through a gluten removal process, and it is my opinion that gluten-removed beers are not okay to market to Celiacs because the gluten content cannot be accurately measured. Do a search on the main page of the forum for "omission" for lots of great discussions on this.  While I respect your decision on drinking gluten removed beers, I highly recommend against drinking anything that does not go through that process, because having a beer is not as important as having good health.  Cheers :)

In Topic: Gluten Free Survival Pack - 1Mnth On The Run

24 August 2015 - 08:50 PM

If they are serving any type of food that has to be prepared, at the minimum can you arrange to get some raw veggies from the cafeteria?  Like carrots, other stuff that you can rinse off well?

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