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    Twelve Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Gluten-free Diet

    I was just sampling horchata flavored ice cream in a grocery store, and the sample lady assured me it was gluten-free and that she fully understood how important it was. I ate it, felt the diffuse abdominal pain that happens to me when...
  2. If you are getting more sensitive over time, you know the gluten you are getting inadvertently is causing you actual damage, in addition to any symptoms. That damage is cumulative over time. Personally, I choose not to eat out except very...
  3. Oh, MADDI, it's been a year since my diagnosis, and it took about 6 months after doing the total elimination diet (I started at chicken broth) to have enough foods to feel pretty normal and have enough variety that I didn't feel like I might...
  4. My neurological symptoms really came on in the last couple of years before I got diagnosed, and they were what tipped me over the edge to see all the drs it took to GET a diagnosis. I'd had D and intestinal issues for my entire life, but...
  5. Good point. At that moment I really just needed to get home, and didn't feel like I had time to wait for a gift card. I was wearing light colored shorts... My friends definitely gave the manager and waitress some pieces of their minds...
  6. Yes, I let them know right away and talked to the manager, who offered me different food (uh, no, I had to leave right then for the same reason you'd want to stay and share it with them ;-) ) and then they offered me a gift card, which I...
  7. AAGGHHH!!! I rarely eat out because I also have microscopic colitis, and my diet is ridiculously restricted and the symptoms quick and severe if I eat something wrong, but I was out with some friends - expected to leave to eat at home,...
  8. You could be developing microscopic colitis, which is inflammation in the large intestine that can be caused by celiac disease. It's possible that the glutening you mention triggered more inflammation that now is being made worse by foods...
  9. I find that going to talk to the waiter privately after placing the order, and telling him then that I have Celiac disease but didn't want to make a fuss at the table gives me credibility because I am obviously NOT doing it for attention...
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