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My blood tests were negative for celiac, but I have an endoscopy this friday(FINALLY), and starting then I'm going to be eating gluten free! Celiac or not, I know i have a gluten problem...

 

So does anyone have any advise for me?? I'm an 18 year old girl living with my parents and starting college very soon :)

 

Also, its very difficult living with my mom when she doesnt support me with this... She seems to believe that none of my problems are gluten related and that im a hypochondirac... I have been seeing a therapist for my depression/anxiety and she is so EXCITED for me to stop eating gluten again! She is like urging me to do it. She notices a HUGE different, and it just kinda hurts that my mom doesnt..

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My blood tests were negative for celiac, but I have an endoscopy this friday(FINALLY), and starting then I'm going to be eating gluten free! Celiac or not, I know i have a gluten problem...

 

So does anyone have any advise for me?? I'm an 18 year old girl living with my parents and starting college very soon :)

 

Also, its very difficult living with my mom when she doesnt support me with this... She seems to believe that none of my problems are gluten related and that im a hypochondirac... I have been seeing a therapist for my depression/anxiety and she is so EXCITED for me to stop eating gluten again! She is like urging me to do it. She notices a HUGE different, and it just kinda hurts that my mom doesnt..

 

 

You have quite a challenge with an unsupportive mother.  I hope things will get better.  Can you understand how difficult some of the symptoms are to see? (brain fog?  fatigue?)  My mother use to tell me that, "I can't tell how you feel."  It is when people can see you feel different, by your behavior, that the light begins to dawn in their heads.  First you need to avoid gluten and get better.  That could be difficult.  Are you staying at home during college?  I hope you will be able to set up your own kitchen stuff somehow.  Many of us start the journey with not many others on board completely.  You have the forum to ask questions and it will help.

 

I can feel about having mother troubles regarding diet. My mother almost won't talk to me. I don't live at her house though.  She hasn't failed to notice I can't eat the food she makes.   I also am a mother struggling to get my young adult children to see they have gluten trouble too!.  These conflicts are a hard part of life....For sure, when one is young, or older these are a hard, but normal part of life.  On the forum we see these struggles all the time.  It was one thing that impressed me at first.  I and my family were struggling with the same problems as others on the forum.

 

I am hoping that you will have enough help, but being 18 you are ready to fly!  You will be gluten free soon.  I want you to be helped by the diet..

 

Diana

 

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You have quite a challenge with an unsupportive mother.  I hope things will get better.  Can you understand how difficult some of the symptoms are to see? (brain fog?  fatigue?)  My mother use to tell me that, "I can't tell how you feel."  It is when people can see you feel different, by your behavior, that the light begins to dawn in their heads.  First you need to avoid gluten and get better.  That could be difficult.  Are you staying at home during college?  I hope you will be able to set up your own kitchen stuff somehow.  Many of us start the journey with not many others on board completely.  You have the forum to ask questions and it will help.

 

I can feel about having mother troubles regarding diet. My mother almost won't talk to me. I don't live at her house though.  She hasn't failed to notice I can't eat the food she makes.   I also am a mother struggling to get my young adult children to see they have gluten trouble too!.  These conflicts are a hard part of life....For sure, when one is young, or older these are a hard, but normal part of life.  On the forum we see these struggles all the time.  It was one thing that impressed me at first.  I and my family were struggling with the same problems as others on the forum.

 

I am hoping that you will have enough help, but being 18 you are ready to fly!  You will be gluten free soon.  I want you to be helped by the diet..

 

Diana

 

For some reason this almost made me cry... gluten also makes me overly emotional, lol. But I will be staying at home for college, so thats somewhat good... And atleast my dad supports me with this, although I do not live with him anymore :( Good to know he understands at least. And I know, I hope my mom will be able to see the changes that happen in me but shes stubborn, and i dont think she ever will.... She says a lot of things that make me believe that she just really doesnt want me to have some sort of gluten intolerance.. like shes jealous I found this out so soon i guess?? I might add, she became interested in gluten intolerances and was reading a book i bought on it.. She decided to go gluten free but it only lasted a week or two... she doesnt have the self control with food that i do! I really wish she would stop eating gluten though, as she has many symptoms too, but they are mainly neurological...

 

Thank youuuuu! I am so excited to finally start living, and to find the person that I used to be! :)

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