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  1. Hi - I'm sympathetic to hear that your parents "don't beleive in celiac disease". My own general practitioner "doesn't beleive in celiac disease!". Luckily I have a gastro specialist who does. I've found that the hardest thing about being diagnosed is that people don't take my condition seriously, mostly because I can't come up with an appropirately horrifying answer to the question "well what happens if you eat wheat or dairy?" I feel like when I DON'T answer "I'll die", people get bored and assume it's not that serious. That's a cynical way to look at things, I'm sure - but I sometimes think about it that way. I can't add much to the excellent suggestions others have made about supporting your daughter and helping her deal with her condition, but I do suggest that you tell people (as I do) that she has an allergy. In my experience, when you say allergy, people think about peanut and shellfish allgergies and take you much more seriously. My two cents. the captain
  2. Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm relieved to find out it's not all in my head! the captain.
  3. I have a question, I was diagnosed two weeks ago, at which time I had symptoms that bothered me, but nothing truly ferocious. I was on a completely "normal" diet (meaning just whatever I felt like eating I ate.) Then I went gluten-free, and I feel fine - much better in fact. But when I have a little speck of a forbidden food by accident, I get raging intestinal problems. Weird, eh? They were never this bad before I went gluten-free - and I was eating piles of gluten all the time. So, my question is, has anyone noticed that they became MORE sensitive to gluten after they went gluten free? Or am I just making this up? I'd appreciate other perspectives. the captain.