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Feeling A Little Low Today

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Hi all, I'm new here and so glad to have found a place where people understand what it's like to be "gluten challenged" in a gluten filled world. I've been gluten-free at home for many years, but in denial when going out to eat (I didn

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I understand how you feel but believe me it gets better, much better. Just keep with it. I still have days when I want to just cry. There are a lot more positives though about being gluten free, and they outweigh all the gluten filled foods you miss.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Hello and Welcome!!!

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Hi!

Sorry to hear you're feeling so low! I understand completely! Weird as it may seem to you, I am actually praying for a celiac diagnosis! I'm in the testing stages for Multiple Sclerosis, which, in my opinion, it tons worse than celiac disease. celiac disease is an MS mimic, so I'll see after testing which (or both!) I will be dealing with.

I have been pretty picky about my diet all my life, and am actually a sugar addict, so cutting out bunches of foods will work ok for me, I think. It's still not the same as being "normal", whatever that is!

I bet you'll do well, and soon!

Hugs,

Nama :P

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My mom has been instututionalized since I was a teenager and only recently did they figure out that she can't have gluten. She's had alot of permanent damage and still really suffers so I have a really clear picture of what happens if I didn't stay gluten-free. If I didn't have that it might be harder for me to stay on track, although I really like feeling well. :)

Eating out is hard. In the past 4 times I've eaten out, I've gotten glutened once and had to send plates back to the kitchen 3 times, even at a place with a gluten-free menue. I don't go out very often anymore. I try to stick to 4 or 5 that I know I can get a safe meal at. 2 have gluten-free menues. At one I end up getting the same thing every time because I know it's safe. Eating out was our hobby before. My husband works long hours so sadly, it's one of the few things that we could do together. Giving it up has been hard on our relationship.

Lately, I feel like I spend my life in the kitchen and with alot more cooking comes alot more clean up. :(

Sorry I don't sound more positive, I've been struggling lately too. I hear you. Hang in there. It's worth it. Overall, I'm immensely grateful that I discovered celiac disease and that I can do something about it. After seeing what my mother has gone through, I really believe this has save my life. Even though I've had to give up alot, I've gotten my self back and that's something of value.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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First of all welcome to the boards its always nice to see a new member. I think denial is common especially when your young and you don't get symptoms that aren't real bad. There's nothing you can do about that now, its in the past and what you do for now on is whats important. The more days your into the diet clean the more you'll feel better physically and emotionally where you're better able to handle situations.

Once I was feeling better then I ever have in some time the decision to eat out were made from a position of strength and confidence and I owned my right to stand on the decision. Friends are fun to be around and you can get caught up in having fun but make a plan ahead of time what you'll say when one of them can't understand why you won't go to have pizza. Maybe rehearse it or write down what you'd say. Having no plan is a actually a plan to fail.

I don't eat out that much but when I do its usually with the same group of people and I almost always order a salmon fillet with no seasonings with a baked potato and salad with an oil and vinegar type of dressing on the side. Sometimes if I don't know the restaurant well I bring my own dressing in a little container in my purse. I explain I can't even have a crumb when it comes to wheat because of an allergy so I can't have a salad that had croutons on and were picked off. My husband will usually chimes in at this point because he's good with people (he knows how to smooze as they say) and cracks a few jokes. I find this approach to be the best instead of sounding too threatening if you know what I mean.

Hopefully you'll get a few more suggestions on the card thing because I never used them. I'm so glad you're making this a priority in your life and you won't regret it. Health is so important. The quicker you get on board the less damage done and your still young so not to worry.

Gail


Gluten Free since Jan. 06

Gluten intolerant. DQ 0301 DQ 0602

Lactose intolerant.

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I can understand the whole feeling low thing. I am still feeling so low, and I don't know what to do to get out of it myself. :( I used to love to cook, and be in my kitchen, now I honestly hate it. :angry: I am the only one gluten free, my husband and children do not need to be, and they are so understanding. But I hate something I used to love. And it is overwhelming when you start thinking about all the other events that it affects, and that if you attend, you won't be eating with everyone else.

From what I understand from all the other wonderful people here, it just takes time.

I guess my post here is just to tell you, you aren't alone in these feelings, other do understand.


Gluten free since Sept. 2006

Improved on gluten free diet

Enterolab results confirmed suspicions on Jan. 29th 2007

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Thanks everyone. Eating out is a big pain and it's such an important part of socializing, I guess it's just going to suck. I did have a happy gluten-free moment today. I went to a different grocery store to see what they had for us gluten-free types and as I scanned their tiny gluten-free section I was bummed. But just as I was getting ready to checkout I spied a nice sized freezer loaded with gluten-free stuff! Bagels, muffins, breads, stuff I've seen mentioned here. I stocked up and I'm actually looking forward to breakfast so I can try the sesame bagels! :D

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