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  1. Your body needs time to adjust to the changes, just like anything. But don't fast, eat gluten free. You're not supposed to be fasting, especially if your body is in the process of healing. If you find that on a non-fasting gluten free...
  2. It made me lose weight, too. I struggled with childhood obesity until I was 16. I was about 5'1 and 200lbs, when I turned 15-16 I had a major growth spurt and over that period of time grew to 5'7 and the weight shifted and I was able...
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    Survey Of Symptoms

    #1 What did your abdominal pain feel like and where was it primarily located, constant or intermittent? And what % has it improved, if at all after being gluten free, and time frame to get there? At first my pain was intermittent. Only...
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    I Just Want The Holidays To Be Over

    Thank you! I'm so relieved to know that I am not alone. People always judge my situation by saying "You can't hate your sister, she's family!" Well, family doesn't treat each other like our sisters do. I usually make a small desert for...
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    Sarcasm About Celiac

    I was at a wedding just over a year ago, and was offered to split a brownie. In his defense, they had no idea, but my friend said "No! No no no! She's gonna get really sick!" And his girlfriend then rolled her eyes and said to him "She...
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    Why Are People So Insensitive?

    I miss having a sub, I really do, but to flat out say "I'd kill myself if I can't have bread anymore"? Come on, dude. Seriously. It's BREAD. I've found some pretty decent gluten free bread (finally!!) that has been a good replacement...
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    Feeling Silly

    When Boston Pizza came out with their gluten free pizza, and I had some, I had a hard time believing it was gluten free cause of the texture. Same reason, cause I've had gluten free pizza before and it didn't taste like that. There...
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    Why Are People So Insensitive?

    I agree. When I started college last year, I had been invited to go to the sandwich place next door to the school by a group of people and declined, and they asked why, so I was honest and told them, and the one guy says "Man, if I had...
  9. I didn't have a biopsy. I was lucky to be working with a Homeopath with celiac, and she began noticing how sick I was. I had gone to see my family Dr. about it, and she told me to go on an elimination diet, which I had been, but not feeling...
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    I Keep "testing" Myself

    I did the same thing. It was more out of denial. My mind set was that there's no way something that's supposed to be good for me can be the cause of everything. The funny part is I knew it was a possibility in the back of my mind, since...
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    I Just Want The Holidays To Be Over

    I'm sorry you have to go through that I know exactly what you're going through. I've been gluten free for 2 years and I haven't had a Thanksgiving dinner with my family since. My sister and I don't get along at all, we don't speak...
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    Parties And Fruit Trays, Etc

    I don't think you're being too cautious. A friend of my friend's girlfriend, if he gets in any contact with gluten, he's sent to the hospital and usually ends up on morphine. The last time this happened, he used a cutting board that was...
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    Why Are People So Insensitive?

    I'm sorry you had to go through that It does get better, but it's never without a struggle, because there are people who either don't know what gluten is, what celiac is, or are just plain ignorant and don't care to understand how it...
  14. I react differently to barley as I do with wheat/gluten. It's still a reaction, but it's less painful (but not painless), but more abdominal swelling. I had Corn Flakes once, not knowing there was barley (I figured what harm could Corn...
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    Help For Cramps

    Sounds to me like it's an issue with your gallbladder. Although I've only known a few people with gallbladder issues, they've had to cut down on things like peppers, garlic, cucumbers/pickles. Try cutting out the pickles, and check the...