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lol Are there degrees of Celiac disease/gluten-intolerance? What I mean is, are some ppl more intolerant and able to cheat sometimes( I sound fully comitted, don't I <_< ) I have only this weekend begun to be aware of gluten problems so please overlook if this seems goofy ;)

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This is my take, and i've only been hanging out on this forum for a few weeks and dont have a celiac dx. There are basically 3 different reasons to quit gluten (or mosty quit gluten): an allergy to wheat, celiac disease, or a gluten sensitivity that isnt celiac. the fuzziest thing is that some people who dont have celiac, still have the gene for celiac and could develop it. Some people dont have the gene, but still have trouble with gluten.

People with an actual allergy probaby shouldnt cheat at all since that sort of allergy (IgE, the kind that allergists test for) can cause death in extreme cases.

People with celiac shouldnt cheat because gluten causes damage to the cilia and that causes so many other problems. Many people on this forum who were misdiagnosed for over 10 years and were desperately ill cannot imagine cheating and are horrified at other people cheating too, becuase they have that visceral sense of how much illness can be caused by gluten

Many people with gluten or intolernces have such strong reactions to even small accidental gluten ingestion that they work strenuously to avoid it. For example, they may have instant D, spend 2 days curled up in bed with stomach cramps, get a migraine for a full day, or have 2 weeks of anxiety and depression, just from accidental ingestion. They, obviously, dont cheat.

Some people cheat. Heck, people do all sorts of things that are really bad for them. But if you have celiac or other serious symptoms, no one will recomend it.

If you have a mild non-allergic, non-celiac gluten or wheat reaction, you may want to try re-introducting gluten after a good 9 mo or so of being off of it, to see if your symptoms are gone. However, if you have celiac, thats not a good idea, because it could take months or years until you have enough damage to your cilia that you actually notice symptoms.

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Don't feel that way! It's hard to "digest" and take it all in. It seems like alot at first. It's kind of overwhelming.

I'm sure there are people out there that think and feel that they can cheat occasionally. However for a celaic to heal and be healthy...100% gluten-free is the only way. If you have celiac you need to be gluten-free. I don't know much about gluten intolerance but I would think that it is the same way for that.

You almost need to go threw the grieving process for gluten...especially if you were like me and a bread junky! But as I have continued on teh diet and learned to cook, it's ALOT eassier. Now I have replacments for those things I missed and was craving or tempting me to cheat. Plus I know that I don't ever want to feel that way again.

Good Luck to you!


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TY for the info, I don't mean to come off sounding as if I'm making light of it :) This all brand-new, as in 2 days new to me, I don't have dx of celiac disease but I am so desperate to regain my health and this might be the answer. At the very least, it will make me eat better...lol Fortunatley, food is not my passion so it may not be as difficult for me, it's just going to take some getting used to being consious of what I eat .

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lol Are there degrees of Celiac disease/gluten-intolerance? What I mean is, are some ppl more intolerant and able to cheat sometimes( I sound fully comitted, don't I <_< ) I have only this weekend begun to be aware of gluten problems so please overlook if this seems goofy ;)

I asked the same question many times, but keep getting the answer that if you're celiac, you have to be 100% gluten free. I was only diagnosed through a biopsy 4 days ago, though I had a positive blood test months ago so I was fairly sure I had celiac. But unlike most people, I have almost no symptoms when I do eat gluten. The doctor only tested me as an afterthought when I was recovering from c.difficile. Its hard to accept when you're told eating gluten will make you sick, yet you feel fine when you eat it!!!

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