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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I never really made the connection until I read your post, but I have the same reaction. For me I mainly have neurological symptoms, so headache, brain fog, clumsy, etc, basically what you said about fatigue, I feel like a 24 year old grandmother! But after I have made a mistake and get glutened, I spend days feeling the effects. After reading your post I finally made the connection that I typically feel ok when I get up and the symptoms come back after I eat, even though its completely gluten-free. Sorry I'm not really offering any advice, but thank you for your post. I don't know how long it would have taken me to realize the connection.
  2. False Advertizing

    Thank you for all the help. I am very non-confrontational and just saying something to the management was a big step for me in terms of being pro-active about my health.I would never consider legal action appropriate especially in this case. I was just wondering if there was an over all organization that has pamphlets for shop owners who want more information on how to keep products gluten free or what that means, so it's not just me standing there saying "um thats not a great thing to do" as he places the bread on top of the soup containers. Sometimes I wish there were three classifications, wheat free, gluten free and celiac safe, then we would know that the food as well as the prep was safe!
  3. I am currently spending the next 9-10 months in a very small town in upstate New York and when eating out my options are pretty limited. There is a coffee shop that has had soups and chilies that are labeled gluten free and they are fantastic! Last week I got sick and could not for the life of me figure out what it was, everything I ate was labeled as gluten free, including the white chicken chili but I was so tired I could barely function. I went back to that same store this weekend and found that they store the loaf of French bread on top of the soup containers! I went to the manager and explained that the soup is advertized as gluten free and when they keep the bread on top of the soup containers (the lids have holes for the ladles) it is not really gluten free. He said he would
  4. Organic Soup

    I use Amy's Organic soups, not all are gluten free but they are all clearly labeled. The Lentil soup is my favorite. You can also check their website, they have a listing of all of their gluten free products.
  5. Can I Whine

    I saw this post and I so identify with what your going through. I'm going to graduate school in a very small rural up-state New York town (2,000 ppl total) there are only 17 people in my graduate class and one of the main way we socialize is to get together about once a week for a pot luck. They used to be my favorite activity now I dread them. I'm gluten, nut and soy free, so while I don't have to avoid dairy, I do understand how restrictive the additional allergies feel. For the pot lucks we have, I either bring something that I know I can eat and that is all I get, or I just eat before I go and stand awkwardly without a plate while everyone else eats! I've been thinking about making a plate for myself and having a full meal rather than just taking from my own dish. Then I would get to have a main and side dish and maybe a desert! I feel like the purpose of a pot luck is to share the food and If I am not getting any of the other food then it would not be rude not to bring anything since I'm not partaking. Then when I make my own dish, I get to socialize without the awkwardness of not eating AND get to have a full meal! I know its not ideal but I'm just starting this process myself, if anyone else has any ideas I would love to hear them as well!
  6. My First Gluten Free Torture

    I am with you! I am not very far into my gluten-free diet but I can already see the social repercussions. I think that is going to be the hardest part. Im still in school, so what do I do when a bunch of friends want to go out for pizza, sit there with nothing to eat? That just makes them feel awkward. I feel like this disease is going to cause social isolation. "Its just food!" That is what I keep telling myself, but really our society bases so many social interactions around food, that its hard not to think of a gluten free diet as social suicide.
  7. Hi! I was just diagnosed last week, have gone through the cabinets and handed over all of the gluten containing groceries to my housemates and now am wondering, just how careful do I have to be? I am a graduate student living in the middle of nowhere in up-state New York and as a graduate student I am relatively poor. I have read some sites that indicate that I should buy my own cooking supplies (pans, cooking spoons, colanders) but I really don't want to go that extra step unless its really necessary. I have very few intestinal symptoms, most of mine being that I get tired or disorientated, so knowing when something is effecting me is going to be a bit of an issue. How hurtful can environmental gluten be? If I don't have blatant symptoms does that mean that I don't have to be as super careful as some sites are suggesting?