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  1. Am sorry to hear this, as eating out for us is difficult enough without being made to feel 'demanding' by others. I manage these sorts of things by always phoning ahead to ensure they know I'm coming and that I'll need gluten-free. All in all, don't let it deter you. Keep powering on, and remember, you are the customer. Also, your girlfriend might need a gentle reminder of how much of a challenge life can be having to be gluten-free and if she could work with you, instead of against you, that'd be great.
  2. I feel like I'm reaching out in desperation. From this point of view, I'm delighted I've come across this forum - there's nothing like being surrounded by like minded (gluten-free) people! Having been eating a strict gluten free diet following diagnosis (in Australia) 11 years ago, I've done really well. I took 2 years to rebuild my health and energies to some sort of 'normality' following diagnosis. It also took me a while to start trusting cafes and restaurants that their gluten free was actually gluten-free. Anyway, long story cut short...I love eating out and 'supporting the hospitality industry' as my boyfriend jokes. Since eating out a week ago and having become 'gluten sick', I'm at the end of my tether. My guts have never been so sore, and I don't think I've ever been this much of a regular visitor to the bathroom for such an extended period. I know that getting sick is a chance we take, however what I'm wondering about is my level of sensitivity. I'm sick and tired of being 'knocked for six' and having to be out of action for a whole week everytime I unknowningly eat gluten. My latest thought is whether it's possible to desensitize myself to gluten a little. One way I can think of doing this is by using the general household toaster, instead of operating in the usual 100% gluten-free zone of my own. Is this crazy? All of the Coeliacs I know don't get so sick when they consume a little. Ultimately, I'm having trouble understanding why I am so sensitive. Bring on the vaccine they're working on in Melbourne! Would love to hear your thoughts.
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