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Celiac And Frustrated

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ok so lately i've been having some strange symptoms <_< (futigue, frequent urination, increased hunger and thirstyness...)so i go to the doctor, thinking it could be type 1 diabetes (grandmother had it) I say i have celiac and don't think she has a clue what it is, but she does several tests (glocose levels, kestone levels, mono spot test, urinary infection test, and 1 other one) all negative, she has me do a thyroid blood test (results aren't in yet) and she is haveing me come in for a fasting glocose test on monday. I am going crazy i sleep 10-12 hours a day/night and am still tired. i hope this isn't cc because i make all of my food and pretty much only eat canned, fresh or frozen fruits, veggies, and meat, and rice. It took my old drs (4 of them) 16 years to figure out i have celiac disease and if it takes that long to figure this out i might as well just give up now.

Also having to be gluten-free is starting to drive me insaine, i just started college and the food service couldn't accomodate :angry: but they could let me be in an on campus appartment. i had to go through disabilities so i ended up without a roommate because there are only 7 people on campus w/celiac disease and if i get a roommate they have to have celiac disease too (what the dr note says) so i'm a freshmen in the married student and international student housing, from out of state, having to cook all of my own food. I didn't think it was that bad until i started to meet people, because bonding occurs where...the caffeteria...at my school you have to pay to get in because it is a buffett and because i make all of my own food i don't have a meal plan and don't want to pay to hang out with my friends and not beable to eat there.

sorry about this rant its long and boring and all it is, is complaining

but if you do make it through thank you for reading it and commiting (if you do) :D

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you're wrong, bonding does not always occur in the cafiteria. There are other ways: clubs, class, volenteer work, etc.

Regardless, you could still go into the cafiteria if it bothers you so much, just not eat anything or bring something you made.

You are very lucy to be able to get a kitchen (even though you have to share it), because personally i wouldn't trust staff with my food.

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I'm sorry to hear that you're having these troubles, and I do understand about the problems of socializing in college without the benefit of going to the cafeteria. My daughter's college was the same way--no admittance to the cafeteria unless you've paid for a plan. I would like to see colleges handle this differently. Have you considered writing to the college dean or president pointing out that this is disparate treatment of a person with a disability? It's really not fair to separate you from your college peers, and perhaps there's a way that they could accommodate a request to simply bring your own food and sit with friends in the cafeteria. Chances are good that they are unaware of how their system discriminates against people with disabilities.

Regarding your symptoms, I can see why you suspected Diabetes I; however, it IS possible that you could have a thyroid condition, so I'm glad your doctor ordered that test, as well. You may actually be having a problem with an up-and-down glucose level because of your adjusting to the gluten-free diet. A lot of college kids tend to grab fruit when they're in a hurry or going from class to class. The vitamins and antioxidants in fruit are good, but if you don't also eat protein and fat with it, you can spike your glucose level. The key to maintaining your glucose at a steady level is to always eat some protein and fat with your carbs. Do you have a Trader Joe's nearby? They sell a precooked bacon without nitrites or nitrates that can be microwaved in seconds. When I eat something that is high in carbs, I simply cook up some bacon and add it to my meal. This way of eating also stabilizes weight.

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Thanks for all of your replies, got the test results back...everything is normal <_< I know I should be happy, but I hate having symptoms that i don't know the cause of. I know I'm not getting cc because I have all gluten-free dishes, cookware, all food is made and purchased by me (gluten-free of course) and these aren't my normal symptoms. I really love this forum, everyone here understands where I'm comming from, i find it so hard to talk about celiac issues with people who don't have it (only one in family) so coming here and letting it out makes me feel so much better. I really wish that there was a celiac or gluten free club on my campus, maybe I'll start one...does anyone know how to do that? well anyways thanks for your replies

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