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Getting Confused And Worried...

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I'm really getting lost on what exactly is an allergen to me or not. Dairy (lactose and casein) and peanuts DEFINITELY bother me. But for corn, eggs, and gluten I'm becoming unsure. It's been forever since I was knowingly glutened and it's hard for me to remember what kind of symptoms I was experiencing when I last had the other ones. Especially because I have digestive problems that sometimes will even make other less threatening foods hurt my stomach (like sweet potatoes and even quinoa). Then it doesn't help that other people are trying to say it's all in my head and that I'm paranoid. That especially pisses me off, but then it always leaves a bit of doubt in my mind that I was correct.

Though, I'm terrified about what would happen if I did indeed get sick eating these things again, because from what I remember the symptoms aren't pretty. At all.

Anyone else ever get reoccuring doubt like that? How do you deal with it?

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Please remember that gluten is VERY addictive. Re-occuring doubt is the addiction talking. Think what people tell themselves that are on illegal drugs & it is about the same thing. That is why more people are not gluten-free - they can take a med & be okay - They are SURE that gluten is not their problem. Bottom line is they cannot or will not give it up period.

I was just talking to someone yesterday that has "given up" white flour. Except every now & then he HAS to have a biscuit. That is addiction - which is what I told him. I have been trying to get this guy to go gluten-free for years - he has issues...

I always smile to myself when I read about someone that has been gluten-free for ______ fill in the blank, years & then they want to have an "official" diagnosis so they go back to eating wheat - same thing the addiction kicking in. Just like an alcoholic after a few years, thinks that s/he does not have a problem with alcohol, so gives it a trial run...

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