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  1. They do let you see the container if you ask them. They don't list any wheat ingredients on the soymilk container. I haven't checked it recently, but I've also never had a bad experience. You're gonna want to check the syrup though.
  2. Chicken Wings.

    I've had good luck requesting grilled or broiled wings at a lot of local places. If you are going to a chain, that's a different story.
  3. Dealing With Therapist?

    Thanks, I really like her in general, so I'm going to give it a little more time. Obviously, we have to give people the benefit of the doubt and I definitely get the feeling that this woman's intentions and motivations are where they need to be in order to generally constructive and helpful. I'm going to print out some stuff from the celiac sprue association for the next session. TBH, I didn't even think about looking for someone who deals with chronic illnesses. If it doesn't work out for some reason, I'm definitely going to investigate that.
  4. Dealing With Therapist?

    I'll see how it goes with this one for a few more sessions, but I think that's a great idea kareng.
  5. Fraud?

    Go talk to an allergist, explain the situation, and discuss whether you should do the gluten challenge. Also i agree you need to ask your mom for your medical records and talk to your primary about whether or not the diet is really necessary for you.
  6. So I've been a mess with anxiety and insomnia and mood swings recently. As a result, I decided it might be time to go back to counseling. (I used to go before I was diagnosed with Celiac but stopped many years ago.) It's taken a while, but I'm at a point where I think I need to acknowledge and deal with some of the stressors in my life, celiac being one of them, but there are other things that are also very prevalent. I really like the therapist I picked, but I'm also getting kind of frustrated about explaining the celiac thing to her. Obviously it's a major part of my life and psychiatric symptoms are often tied in to the disease. I'm concerned that she doesn't have the medical knowledge to understand the connection. It's not so simple to just diagnose someone as depressed when it's like...well I'm depressed if I accidentally eat gluten, but maybe not so much in general. Or I'm depressed because I'm tired of dealing with people and not being able to eat things, but I'm fine when it's not a factor. (For example, I'm good hanging out with people when there is no food involved, but I get really stressed when I have to eat with people, especially ones thats don't know me that well.) It's not like the black and white thing where everyday is bad. It's more about just acquiring coping mechanisms, especially when you have a special situation that makes your life a little more complicated than normal. So far, I have gone to two hour long sessions and probably spent over 1/3 of the time explaining the difficulties of eating out, dealing with unsupportive or unwittingly ignorant family & friends, avoiding CC, and just generally maintaining the diet in a culture that puts wheat in so many things. I'm not trying to dwell on it, but I've had to repeat myself on a couple things that I guess you would call nuances (like CC) and I'm starting to get exasperated. Maybe I'm being impatient, but I just want people to understand immediately, without having to explain "yes it is really that complicated. There is no loophole here." It's definitely just one of those struggles you get accustomed to and other people can't really empathize with it. I'm getting kind of tired of explaining things, but it's too much of a major life-thing to not address. This time, I said "think of cross contamination like dealing with raw meat. You wouldn't reuse a plate that had raw chicken on it without washing it." I think she understood at that point. It's like I need a therapist that also has celiac disease. Has anyone else had similar experiences?
  7. I've still seen the pie crust and the pizza dough around the dc metro, as recent as this past weekend. Never tried it, but I guess people still buy it around here.
  8. Wegman's Sushi

    True. This is weird for Wegman's, since they have always been so great about catering towards celiac disease and they even have information about celiac labeling on their website. Really strange they would only go half-way on the sushi given how good they are about everything else in their store.
  9. Hi All, Any fellow Wegman's shoppers might have noticed that they've changed all of their sushi over to contain "no gluten ingredients" They even have a sign up at my local store. However, I just wanted to warn people to be careful. Even though they switched over to gluten free tempura mix and tamari, they are still using a shared deep fryer for all the tempura sushi rolls. As a result, cross contamination is a still a concern. Foolishly, my boyfriend and I ate there yesterday and I was about halfway through a no-gluten shrimp tempura roll before my mistake had dawned on me and I went to ask the guy behind the counter. I blanked, so it was ultimately my fault since they have a note about spared prep space. I guess I got over excited and now I am paying the price! Sucks...but beware everyone. I love this store but the sushi is not necessarily for celiacs. I would probably still eat the plain rolls since most sushi chefs I've seen are pretty clean about everything, but FYI.
  10. http://www.celiac.com/articles/948/1/Chronic-Urticaria-Hives-and-Associated-Celiac-Disease-in-Children/Page1.html http://www.celiac.com/articles/948/1/Chronic-Urticaria-Hives-and-Associated-Celiac-Disease-in-Children/Page1.html http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2659909/ I am done with this forum because it's no longer functioning positively for me. There is too much bad counsel floating around here. Good night.
  11. Isn't this a support forum? just saying.
  12. Also talk to my gastro and primary, who both acknowledge rashes and hives as symptoms. Just because you don't have skin manifestations doesn't mean you speak for the whole celiac community.
  13. I'm diagnosed with celiac since 2011 via an endoscopy. Hives and rashes have always been part of a collective set of symptoms for me. It might be dh, but I've never been able to get it biopsied in time. It's not an allergic reaction. I also get stomach issues, head aches, insomnia, and depression after a glutening. Considering the plethora of misinformation floating around this forum, I would think the moderators time would be better spent issuing corrections there, rather than challenging a verified celiac's symptoms. Celiac is not fully understood and people experience different things. I know it's not an allergic reaction because anti-histamines make no difference and its a consistent symptom. You sound like my first doctor telling me I'm not "thin" enough to be celiac and don't fit the profile.
  14. Ugh ate chipotle and got glutened pretty badly. We ordered catering for a build-your-own taco lunch at work. Chipotle assured me each ingredient would be packed separately. I broke out in hives and I am covered in a rash on my chest and shoulder. Might go to the hospital for steroids if it doesn't go away soon.