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Ahhh...a Few Questions

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Hi, so thought I would post a few questioned I am struggling with all in one post, hope that is ok....

So these questions are things I am experiencing and wondering if they are celiac related or something else I need to investigate into.

I have gluten-free fo 6months now but I know I have been cc more than a few times while I am trying to figure is all out....

Do grains even gluten-free seem to bother most? I seem to bloat and get C from them.

No gluten-free processed food seems to sit well with me..

Seem more sensitive to more foods now than pre celiac? Why? I thought I was supposed to be getting better not worse in different ways.

And the sadness I feel every time I go nto the grocery store or just thinking about food now is overwhelming it is like I am in a "depressed" state over food and eating is that normal? and is yes will it go away or how can I get over that? I want to feel happy and optimistic about my new foods and eating plan..not that I know what that is as I think I have finally figured out what is working then bamb something new food seems to bother me!!

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Oh and also is anyone following a plan that they would recommend that is working for them....I have read a ton of books with all kinds of different opinions I don't even know where to start, I would love to know if any of you have had success or garbage on them.....rosedal diet, blood type diet, eat to live, specific carb diet, candida diet, the blended everything before you eat it plan, I am also so open to hearing if something not listed here has worked wonders for you...I have 2 children and a fabulous husband and after 4 yrs of unsettledness and fatigue etc I am so ready to just feel better....

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If you think all grains might be problem, the Paleo diet would be good to try for a bit to let the system heal. Then maybe after awhile if you want to eat grains again you could try re-introducing them one at a time to see how you handle it. :)

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When I was diagnosed almost 10 years ago, there simply weren't a lot of junk/processed food options, so I never had any to have problems from. The more I see of the processed stuff, the gladder I am that I've stayed clear of it. I like to cook and to bake (altho not as much as I used to) and will go out of my way to cook/bake GOOD things without all the crap.

I've never had much of a problem w/ grains... except for the fact that I'm a total carb addict and would rather eat rice and stuff like that more than any fruit or veggie! I've never suffered from C either... I'm D all the way (ha).

As for the grocery store depression? I've cried in grocery stores before... now I know how my kids felt when I used to tell them they could pick any cereal they wanted as long as it had 3 grams of sugar or less... and they'd pick up the Lucky Charms hoping that maybe THIS ONE TIME, it would have 3 grams of sugar instead of 30!! I've picked up things that I KNOW aren't gluten free and read the ingredients to see if maybe this ONE TIME, I'll get lucky.

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As for the grocery store depression? I've cried in grocery stores before... now I know how my kids felt when I used to tell them they could pick any cereal they wanted as long as it had 3 grams of sugar or less... and they'd pick up the Lucky Charms hoping that maybe THIS ONE TIME, it would have 3 grams of sugar instead of 30!! I've picked up things that I KNOW aren't gluten free and read the ingredients to see if maybe this ONE TIME, I'll get lucky.

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Yesterday I almost screamed in frustration when the trail mix I thought I could buy listed wheat as an ingredient. :angry:

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i think grains are tough while still healing. there is also the issue of is a product truly gluten-free if not there is still the exposure of some gluten and if many products contain gluten then it adds up. another issue is if you have cross reactivity to the grains in which case to your body it might as well be gluten because it will act in the same way. digestive enzymes have helped me with avoiding constipation. along with plenty of fiber and water.

i also noticed i felt better on a diet that was mostly vegetables, with some fruit, beans, nuts, seeds, meat, and fish but limited grain and processed foods. it may be good to avoid the gluten-free foods at least till you have time to heal. another challenge is with gluten-free products having multiple ingredients it is hard to know which ingredient you are reacting to.

i also seem to be doing better in some areas and worse in others since going gluten-free. i think healing takes time. i also think that since gluten intolerance/celiac's causes such major problems it could be masking other issues and it can cause gi damage which can make other problems more likely - developing food intolerances, immune system wasting its time on things that are not threats, body attacking itself.

i still think about food a lot. i still feel depressed at times. i do not miss wheat for me i miss cheese and nightshades. i am excited though that i can better digest vegetables which i used to like until i could not digest them so i am happy about that. i never liked milk so i love having almond milk. i also liked and had fruit and i can keep having it. i also like nuts so i can still have them. i discovered i like beans and seeds. i still have low points sometimes but i try focus on what i do not want to go back to and what i can have. i lost symptoms and gained better health and i think i will be able to avoid many of the severe health problems that go back generations in my family.

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