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Southwest Florida - Ft. Myers Area?

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Hi all! My family and I are new to this area and I'm wondering if there is a support group anywhere nearby. All four of us (plus the one child off at college) have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 4-5 years now. It's be nice to meet others in the area!

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Hello! My name is Carolanne...and I've lived in Florida for over 20 years. I am a Celiac, and I've been Wheat-Free for 20 years, and Gluten-Free for over 3 years. I'm trying to locate people who live Gluten Free here in Florida...and it's not been easy. Most of the links I've found have been disconnected or discontinued...and I'm having a devil of time finding people to connect to. I'd really like to find others who are interested in getting together...and I understand that I am not alone. I've read several posts from people looking for help, Doctors, restaurants, support groups, meetups and such here in Florida.

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I've created a Yahoo Group in the hopes of connecting with other people here in the Sunshine State...and to help others connect as well. I'd like to know if anyone is interested in something that will enable you to contact others in your own local area. I'd like to make more information available to people who are living Gluten-Free in Florida.

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Thank you, Lisa! But, drat, there doesn't seem to be anything in this immediate area. Are there others around

here who might be interested in something?

Hi there,

I just came across your blog and would like to let you know that I am in the process of starting a support group here in Ft. Myers. I did hold one meeting but unfortunately it was Memorial Day weekend. I didn't even think about that when I started planning it months prior. Anyway, I am not going to do anything in the summer time but will re-group in the Fall. If you are still interested in a support group let me know. I could defintely use the help.

TTYL,

Kelly

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Hello! My name is Carolanne...and I've lived in Florida for over 20 years. I am a Celiac, and I've been Wheat-Free for 20 years, and Gluten-Free for over 3 years. I'm trying to locate people who live Gluten Free here in Florida...and it's not been easy. Most of the links I've found have been disconnected or discontinued...and I'm having a devil of time finding people to connect to. I'd really like to find others who are interested in getting together...and I understand that I am not alone. I've read several posts from people looking for help, Doctors, restaurants, support groups, meetups and such here in Florida.

GlutenFreeInFlorida-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

I've created a Yahoo Group in the hopes of connecting with other people here in the Sunshine State...and to help others connect as well. I'd like to know if anyone is interested in something that will enable you to contact others in your own local area. I'd like to make more information available to people who are living Gluten-Free in Florida.

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Hi ---- I have lived in Bonita Springs for 5 years... diagnosed 6 yrs. ago. Have intolerances to lactose, eggs corn and SOY!.

I have found restaurants that make an effort to do gluten free. Ted Montana's - even make Gluten-free french fries! PF Changs uses soy oil so that's out for me. I had problems at Bonefish before I learned about my soy issue... they may use a cooking spray. Other restaurants that will work with you ate Pagelli's and Bices at Cocunut Point... but with only 1 or 2 menu choices.

I would love any tips. Also I would love to meet others that are celiac too.

Two weeks ago showed that my gluten level is climbing since February... and I am as strict as I know how to be. A nutritionist recommended by my dr. is making a house call to see me next week.

Thanks,

Colleen... beachic

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