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Member Since 11 Nov 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 13 2013 09:02 AM

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In Topic: Just Diagnosed. Kind Of In Denial About It.

10 December 2013 - 02:57 PM

We're in the same boat. I was in denial, and I decided to stuff my face with gluten to prove I didn't have it. I'm sick. Shocker. I'm only about a month in, and I'm angry and full of resentment. It actually makes me angry when my girlfriend orders food I can't eat at our favorite restaurant. How messed up is that? Right now I just want to order a freaking pizza, and I can't, because even the Domino's gluten-free pizza poisons me. I came to this forum for the same reason you did. I hope it helps you.




Oh my gosh yes. I did that just yesterday. I work for Pizza hut and brought home a ton of free breadsticks. I got sick and tired and grabbed a bag yesterday to prove I could do it...was up until midnight with anxiety and severe bloating...serves me right.

In Topic: Spring Valley Supplements

05 December 2013 - 03:30 PM

If you want to make a HUGE change in your vitamin D levels, you should be taking 1,000 IUs for every 40lbs of body weight.

In Topic: Dealing With The Emotional Aspects Of Ai Disease

03 December 2013 - 07:07 AM

Also... I found this little poster on being mentally strong I want to share




Be Mentally Strong 


1.) Don't waste time feeling sorry for yourself

2.) Dont give away your power

3.) Dont shy away from change

4.) Dont waste energy on things I cant control

5.) Dont worry about pleasing everyone

6.) Dont fear taking calculated risks

7.) Dont dwell on the past 

8.) Dont make the same mistakes over and over

9.) Dont resent other people's successes

10.) Dont give up after first failure

11.) Dont fear alone time

12.) Dont feel that the world owes you anything

13.) Dont expect immediate results

In Topic: Dealing With The Emotional Aspects Of Ai Disease

03 December 2013 - 07:01 AM

It feels like we talk a lot on here about dealing with the physical aspects of celiac, but I'm curious as to how you all deal with the emotional aspects? Lately, it's really been hitting me deeply with the realization that i'm going to have to deal with this every day for the rest of my life, and that sometimes, even though I seem to be doing everything right, my body still gets angry. Today, I really wanted to talk to my mom (about what, exactly…I don't know. Just to say that it's hard dealing with this, I guess?) but I stopped myself because I knew she wouldn't understand. I'm only 25 and sometimes I'm just so tired, physically and emotionally. How can I even think about moving forward, getting married, having children, all of those things, when I can barely keep my body functioning in a normal way for more than a week or two at a time?


 Sometimes I just feel so angry that I've lost years of what should have been good, healthy living to illness and that I have to deal with this now, at such a young age. I haven't been as sick as some, but I also haven't been healthy for a long time. Sometimes it feels like I am getting better and better and then boom…back down the ladder.


In a post I made a while back, somebody recommended a mindfulness technique, which has been helpful. I try to write in a journal to organize my thoughts and feelings. 


How do you deal with your emotions? I hope this isn't too weepy, weepy, cue the violins! It's just been stressful lately with my job and my health. 


Thanks for letting me vent. (Thank you for letting me have  a little pity party. Trying to move on now.)  :)


Oh Belle,

I have wanted to post something similar for days (pulling up a chair now) but didn't want to seem like the debbie downer. Great to know that I'm not the only one who sheds a tear occasionally regarding this. I am young as well...ripe ole age of 23. Things were great relationship wise until this appeared. Granted I never felt well, but I can put up a pretty good mask. Shopping and cooking were easy. There were never arguments about food... EVER.


Last night I was going to make some amazing spaghetti and meat sauce with quinoa noodles. I let my roommates know that I was going to make dinner and was told, "If it has gluten-free noodles, I am not eating it." They didn't mean it in a "this is gross" type of way but more of a "you have to eat those kind of noodles, we don't want to take that away from you." I already feel like an inconvenience to the rest of the world and now inside my home. I know it is an adjustment for everyone in my life, not just myself...but it sure isn't easy. I notice my blood sugar dropping more rapidly than I used to and because it's all an adjustment, I don't like how I feel just yet. It's better but certainly different. It makes me crazy emotional, I just want to feel better and not feel left out!

In Topic: Newly Diagnosed

02 December 2013 - 09:31 AM

Just a thought.  Endoscopies are usually not routine.  Why did you have one?  Were you having some kind of issue?  Even heartburn can be a symptom. 







I had been treated for anxiety/panic disorder and acid reflux separately. Since going gluten free the last 3 weeks, both have subsided significantly! I wish I would have known years ago....

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