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18 minutes ago, Clara Douglas said:

Can i eat meat, and vegetables. And do vegetables has to be fresh or perfer fresh

Clara, welcome to the forum. Let me ask you some basic questions? What is your current understanding of what gluten is and where it is found.

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1 minute ago, trents said:

Clara, welcome to the forum. Let me ask you some basic questions? What is your current understanding of what gluten is and where it is found.

Bread, rye etc. Not much. The doctor just call told me diagnose of allergy test and said go glutin free and that was it.

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18 minutes ago, Clara Douglas said:

What what restaurant did I can go through or cannot go to that is good that is gluten-free

Some restaurant chains will have a gluten free section in the menu. Applebees does and I'm sure there are others. Many eatery chains will post a list of their food offerings and the common allergy ingredients they contain. Usually, you can look this up ahead of time on the internet.

Clara, are you savvy at googling things on the Internet?

 

Just now, Clara Douglas said:

Bread, rye etc. Not much. The doctor just call told me diagnose of allergy test and said go glutin free and that was it.

Harmful gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye. In addition, about 10% of people with Celiac Disease react to oats in the same way that they do wheat, barely and rye. So, the goal is to avoid any food that contains wheat, barley and rye and possibly oats either intentionally or unintentionally through cross contamination.

Did the doctor tell you you had Celiac Disease? Did he tell you that you have gluten sensitivity? Did he tell you are allergic to gluten or intolerant to it? These different gluten related conditions are not synonymous.

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2 minutes ago, trents said:

Some restaurant chains will have a gluten free section in the menu. Applebees does and I'm sure there are others. Many eatery chains will post a list of their food offerings and the common allergy ingredients they contain. Usually, you can look this up ahead of time on the internet.

Clara, are you savvy at googling things on the Internet?

 

Harmful gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye. In addition, about 10% of people with Celiac Disease react to oats in the same way that they do wheat, barely and rye. So, the goal is to avoid any food that contains wheat, barley and rye and possibly oats either intentionally or unintentionally through cross contamination.

Did the doctor tell you you had Celiac Disease? Did he tell you that you have gluten sensitivity? Did he tell you are allergic to gluten or intolerant to it? These different gluten related conditions are not synonymous.

No, words go glutin free. What on injection every weeks or drops every month. Require  EpiPen.

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What kind of a doctor was this? General Practitioner? Naturopath? GI doc? Allergist? What led you to go to this doctor for testing? What symptoms were you experiencing? It sounds like you are being treated as if the gluten problem were an allergy. 

Have you heard of Celiac Disease?

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Yes I'm allergic to Oats, yeast ,bread exc. and all I know what doctor told me to go gluten free  and also  Environmental allergies also.

3 minutes ago, trents said:

What kind of a doctor was this? General Practitioner? Naturopath? GI doc? Allergist? What led you to go to this doctor for testing? What symptoms were you experiencing? It sounds like you are being treated as if the gluten problem were an allergy. 

Have you heard of Celiac Disease?

No

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In my opinion, you need to go to a general practitioner and get tested for Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is not an allergy but an autoimmune disorder that is triggered by the ingestion of gluten. Celiac Disease can do serious damage to your health if kept in check by gluten free eating.

What symptoms are you experiencing?

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I went enticare for nose, throat, and ears. Also check for finances and allergies. So doctor had me to allergies blood test. When the results came in. The doctor call told those thing i try making appt. To confirm and what need to do. Doc not appt go gluten free. 

2 minutes ago, trents said:

In my opinion, you need to go to a general practitioner and get tested for Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is not an allergy but an autoimmune disorder that is triggered by the ingestion of gluten. Celiac Disease can do serious damage to your health if kept in check by gluten free eating.

What symptoms are you experiencing?

I experience discomfort of my stomach and diarrhea which is very painful to me

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I think you are not understanding the difference between and allergic reaction to gluten and an autoimmune reaction to gluten. 

The symptoms you describe sound more like Celiac Disease than they do an allergy. If you have not heard of Celiac Disease, what led you to this website whose name is Celiac.com?

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1 minute ago, trents said:

I think you are not understanding the difference between and allergic reaction to gluten and an autoimmune reaction to gluten. 

The symptoms you describe sound more like Celiac Disease than they do an allergy. If you have not heard of Celiac Disease, what led you to this website whose name is Celiac.com?

Looking for help to get start going gluten free. I am beginner in this, what meat, vegetables, restaurants, what store to go to. I live in casa grand, az.  What what grocery store is preferred for gluten free. This how ended up on this site.

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Do meat or vegetables contain wheat, barley, rye or oats? Wheat, barley, rye and oats are grains. Meat is meat and vegetables are vegetables. Just fix them plain and don't bread them with one of the gluten containing grains. You also will need to get into the habit of reading labels on packages to see if one of those gluten containing grains is included in the processing. For instance, many dry cereals made from corn and rice will have "malt flavoring" as an added ingredient. Malt is made from wheat or barley. Gluten can be disguised in terminology so it takes a while to get educated about that. 

As for gluten free restaurants in your area, you'll be mostly on your own in researching that. If we don't live in your town we can't possibly know about that. You are looking for quick and easy answers but unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. There is real learning curve involved in eating gluten free.

And I will repeat, you need to ask a medical doctor to check you for Celiac Disease. It is an autoimmune disorder. That means it causes the body to attack it's own tissues. The symptoms you describe as having could very well point to Celiac Disease.

May I ask, what age group are you in? I'm surprised you have never heard of Celiac Disease. In the past 20 years, it has gotten a lot of press.

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6 minutes ago, trents said:

Do meat or vegetables contain wheat, barley, rye or oats? Wheat, barley, rye and oats are grains. Meat is meat and vegetables are vegetables. Just fix them plain and don't bread them with one of the gluten containing grains. You also will need to get into the habit of reading labels on packages to see if one of those gluten containing grains is included in the processing. For instance, many dry cereals made from corn and rice will have "malt flavoring" as an added ingredient. Malt is made from wheat or barley. Gluten can be disguised in terminology so it takes a while to get educated about that. 

As for gluten free restaurants in your area, you'll be mostly on your own in researching that. If we don't live in your town we can't possibly know about that. You are looking for quick and easy answers but unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. There is real learning curve involved in eating gluten free.

And I will repeat, you need to ask a medical doctor to check you for Celiac Disease. It is an autoimmune disorder. That means it causes the body to attack it's own tissues. The symptoms you describe as having could very well point to Celiac Disease.

May I ask, what age group are you in? I'm surprised you have never heard of Celiac Disease. In the past 20 years, it has gotten a lot of press.

50s

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As far as eating out goes, avoid it as much as possible. But when you do, ask the waitress or the chef what you can eat that is gluten free if they don't have a gluten free section in their menu. And then pray that they know what that means. Ask them to prepare simple, plain foods for you like a baked potato or an egg  or steamed broccoli and also ask that any fried thing be cooked in a clean pan rather than on the grill where gluten containing foods are also cooked. Sometimes it's good to call ahead of time and ask those questions.

Do you feel comfortable in asking your doctor questions or requesting to be tested for certain things?

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Clara,

You said you require an EPI pen.  That sounds like a wheat allergy.  Do you have an immediate allergic reaction to wheat with swelling of face and throat?

You need to contact your doctor for clarification.  There's a big difference between wheat allergy and Celiac Disease.

Wheat allergy is immediate.  Facial swelling and throat swelling that can cut off your airway and requires that Epi pen and antihistamines.  

Celiac Disease causes intestinal damage after eating gluten in wheat barley or rye.  Other autoimmune diseases and other health problems can develop.  

I've not heard of wheat allergy being treated with injections every month.  You should get some clarification from your doctor.

If you do have a wheat allergy, yes, you will have to go wheat free.  

Meat and veggies are fine.  Fresh veggies are great.  If you get frozen vegetables, don't get the kind with added sauces or seasonings  because wheat is often added in the sauces and seasonings.

Hope this helps.

 

54 minutes ago, Clara Douglas said:

No, words go glutin free. What on injection every weeks or drops every month. Require  EpiPen.

 

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14 hours ago, trents said:

As far as eating out goes, avoid it as much as possible. But when you do, ask the waitress or the chef what you can eat that is gluten free if they don't have a gluten free section in their menu. And then pray that they know what that means. Ask them to prepare simple, plain foods for you like a baked potato or an egg  or steamed broccoli and also ask that any fried thing be cooked in a clean pan rather than on the grill where gluten containing foods are also cooked. Sometimes it's good to call ahead of time and ask those questions.

Do you feel comfortable in asking your doctor questions or requesting to be tested for certain things?

No

Just now, Clara Douglas said:

No

Sorry, yes i do

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