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  1. I am wondering about hair products because I have had a ton of hair loss over the past couple of years and believe it is related to malnutrition- I have been gluten free for a couple of months and it seems like I am not losing as much hair but am wondering if I should also change my hair care products and stop highlighting my hair. Does anyone know the mechanism for hairloss in celiac?
  2. What happens if someone with celiac uses hair dye/shampoos/conditioners with gluten? I have been gluten free for a few months but haven't altered my hair regimen.
  3. Again, thank you for all of the responses. We have had some good conversations. I think he is starting to understand what I need from him and how important this is for me, so this is good. I have also decided to start cooking more, so this should make things easier.
  4. WOW. I wrote my post last night before going to bed & woke up this morning to so many amazing responses. Thank you. I do have some thinking/communicating & figuring out to do. Nicole
  5. I was having various symptoms of celiac deisease (severe fatigue, muscle pains, hair loss, back pain, vitamin deficiencies, constipation) which have all improved since going gluten-free two months ago. I have not had a formal diagnosis yet, but am considering getting an endoscopy in a couple of weeks. My fiance says he believes that the gluten intolerance is all in my head. He thinks I feel better because I stoped eating "carbs." Of course, I try to explain to him that I eat tons of carbs (potatos, rice, chocolate). He also thinks I should go to a holistic MD to get a medication that would allow me to eat gluten. I try to explain to him that this doesn't exist, but he says it must and I just don't know about it. The fact that I have done tons of reading on celiac disease, and have a medical degree doesn't seem sway his opinion that I simply don't know what I am talking about. The main issue is that he has grown tired of me having to ask questions at restaurants. We eat out almost every meal. When I ask more than one question, he gets embarrased, annoyed and sometimes angry. He tells me it seems like I am an old lady when I do this. I feel that he is causing me to get glutened at times because I feel discouraged in asking enough questions to assure that my meal will be safe for me. I feel unsupported. Any suggestions? Anyone else have this issue with a partner?