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Rahja

537d

I just got diagnosed with Celiac Disease after 20 years of stomach and digestive issues. I really wish someone had cared enough to test me for it sooner. However I'm so grateful for the new doctor I have. She has Endometriosis and Celiac just like me, so she knew what steps to take to figure out what was wrong and she's very understanding. My biggest concern now is that I'll still have underlying digestive issues even after changing my diet, as well as the high possibility I simply won't be able to change my diet effectively. I live in a poor household with limited ways of keeping and storing food, due to pest, horrible house conditions, and my family not willing or understanding I can't eat most of what they eat. My diet was bad and limited before in hopes I could better my health, so now that I know I have Celiac idk how I'll ever be able to eat fully gluten-free and non endometriosis triggering foods.

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    • maharahnee

      530d

      Also, you may have cross reactions to other foods as you say you still have issues. I have sensitivity to salycilates in fruits and vegetables. I was advised to stop eating all grains. Takes time to heal. Good health to you

    • maharahnee

      530d

      Also, you may have cross reactions to other foods as you say you still have issues. I have sensitivity to salycilates in fruits and vegetables. I was advised to stop eating all grains. Takes time to heal. Good health to you

    • maharahnee

      530d

      Don't give up. My family doesn't get it either. You will have to get used to doing your own cooking and preparation. Use cheaper cuts of meat and lots of eggs if you are not allergic. Canned tuna and salmon. Iceberg lettuce and fruit on sale. Don't buy ready to eat or ready made gluten free products. Get creative. I hope this helps.

    • KabaneDaTo

      537d

      ❤️ I was diagnosed at 20 even though I had stunted growth and barely ate any variety. I found buying just one gluten free item like bread made the difference, as I could base many meals around it. I ate more Asian foods with rice which were naturally gluten free when I cooked them. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and in danger of other people ruining your diet efforts. Make your food yourself to ensure that you can adhere to your diet, otherwise your health will suffer due to family mistakes and lack of understanding. My dad believes if you cook gluten containing foods you can't become ill because of them. I'm dealing with an idiot so I label my pastas, gravies and soy sauce, and I taught him how to cook safely and oversaw his cooking many times before I trusted him to do it alone. It took years. I believe in you and know you can adapt to make your own food safely, it's just a matter of time when it comes to teaching your family how to live with a specialised diet. 👍

      • Rahja

        537d

        @KabaneDaTo Thank you so much! I intend on using your advice, labeling my food items, and overseeing my own meal prep. 😊

        • KabaneDaTo

          536d

          @Rahja I'm glad I was helpful 🤗

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