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  1. Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum and to being gluten free. I am nearing the end of my second month as gluten-free. I am not a diagnosed celiac but when I had made numerous visits to my family dr. with the same symptoms...bloating, bowel problems, nausea, pain and tenderness in abdomen, constant exhaustion, lower back pain, brain fog...he suggested I eliminate gluten from my diet. After 2-3 weeks I felt incredible! I did not realize how awful I felt until my symptoms were nearly gone. I have talked to my dr. about testing and he told me that I would have to go back to eating gluten for the tests, which I am not willing to do. That being said I have come to find out that I am not only intolerant but quite sensitive to even small amounts of gluten. It is definitely harder than I thought it would be to be gluten-free. I have been following my diet very closely and still have had some symptoms here and there. I work in a restaurant which could turn out to be an issue as I am always dealing with food that has gluten in it. I am also a single mother of a beautiful little girl who is soon to be 3. She and I live together just the two of us and I have been keeping around some snacks for her which contain gluten (mostly goldfish, pretzels and cereals). I'm wondering if I should eliminate the gluten from my house completely or keep some around for her? Does anyone else work in a restaurant and have problems? Is it a good idea to eliminate gluten from my household? Sorry this is long-winded! I appreciate any advice you all can give!
  2. I am in my second month of being gluten free and i have a 3 yr. old daughter who still gets her kid food. When I get a craving for something like that I just try to think of it as a poison for my body. Eating gluten for us is like drinking windex...toxic. It is hard but I'm trying to change my mindset and thinking of it this way sometimes helps me. Good luck!
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