Yesterday, after online researching "what was up" with this gluten thing, then I got that Celiac Disease book & started reading...
OMG. Um, YEAH. I'd come here and joined the Team for further support/ info and got confirmation that my reaction to corn was common enough, too, but that BOOK? The things it mentions is blowing my mind. I hadn't mentioned I also have Raynaud's Phenomenon (since a child--I also have congental lupus, which I mentioned) and oh, you know, about 85% of the stuff they mention! I always joke that I'm "self-diagnosed ADHD?" Bad memory? Just "everything."
So...I went home, took that tub of couscous out and gave it to my father ;p I dug through my fridge and removed a couple of things that I was unsure about. I dug into my pantry and removed the barley and spelt flours (had NO idea they're really wheat--not that I was trying to avoid it when I bought them) and brought them in for a coworker who bakes. I also removed my package of black liquorice (wah!). I can have one for weeks but apparently: gluten! Off to work it went, too.
I'm on day 2 of learning :) Thanks to everybody who welcomed me and shared their experiences!