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11/26/12 2:45 P

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So far I haven't had any problem explaining my gluten intolerance. Everyone treats it like a game to find places where I can eat. My friend makes it her mission to find gluten free items. I went to one of my favorite restaurants and they revamped their menu and inclued most allergies. I thanked them for this. I even found out that they carry gluten free desserts as well. If anyone is in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area please look up Aladdin's Eatery for they have items marked gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and containing nuts. I like to wear my gluten intolerance like a badge!

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11/24/12 7:57 P

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I agree with KJeanne. I am better off saying my body will not tolerate wheat or gluten. I have had "friends" trying to help me "overcome" my allergy by exposing me to wheat and gluten in things they have made me.



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11/23/12 12:05 P

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I have found that it's better to NOT say I am allergic. People seem to think you can overcome allergies with a few shots. Or they think allergies are pretty light weight - runny nose kinda of stuff.

I prefer to tell folks that my body cannot tolerate gluten. That gluten is a poison to my body.

To be honest, most people don't care about your problems: they are consumed with their own problems. So I live my life and take care of my body. If I am eating out I ask lots of questions until I feel I have all the answers I need to determine I can eat the food presented. Hey, I'm paying for it. I have the right to know if it's healthy for me.

If someone remembers I am gf, I am delighted.


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7/15/12 11:22 P

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7/14/12 9:39 P

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emoticon yes it is best to just say you are allergic, people understand that better. It is not a lie it is all an inflammatory response.

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7/14/12 5:14 P

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I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better! I know what it's like to have people think that you don't have a "real" medical condition. Which is too bad. I have full blown Celiac and have developed other issues because of it. People like to roll their eyes at me when I tell them I can't eat out because of it - but it's me who suffers if I don't take care of myself - not them!
Stick to your guns and know we are here to support you.
Sometimes, less information is easier for people to accept. I often just tell people that I have too many food allergies to eat whatever is going around because when I go into detail their eyes glaze over and the whining starts.. Simplicity works emoticon

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ROBINRC1 Posts: 149
7/14/12 12:48 P

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After struggling with health issues. I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance, with a possible lactose intolerance as well. The doctor gave me some information & I have researched a lot.I didn't know how much I had to learn. This how i break in down to most people about my condition. I am gluten intolerant : Which means I suffer all the symptoms of a true celiac without any proof my immune system is attacking my intestines. For me it is not some weird attempt to join the many fad dieters who think this is so "NOW". I simply wanted my life back. I have been as gluten free as possible for about 7 months, It has been a struggle, but worth the effort.I have met with some resistance at work or people thinking what kind of diet will people think of next. I just say this not about anything other than my quality life. I am happy to report it gets better everyday!! emoticon

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