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Symptomatic Celiac

Struggling after being diagnosed with coeliac, i was wondering if anyone has any tips to help me out it feels overwhelming, thank you ! 😊

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    deanna118682 Always have snacks in your purse; almonds, peanuts, crackers

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    lexie48294 eating at home a lot has made it easier for me, or checking the places you go beforehand. also i second the snacks thing, and i always carry tums just in case

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    glutenfree_traveller In the beginning, it is a little bit hard and you will need to train yourself in reading labels and stuff, but it will get easier, and even become a routine! There are plenty of glutenfree options, you just need to look for them. Always do research when you go out, and have snacks ok you like bars or a small bag of chips, dried fruit, nuts…

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    renata22485 My family recently got me a cookbook dedicated to gluten free baked goods. It is by The Loopy Whisk. It’s been amazing for when I just really want something carb-y! I also love tinkanyada (might be spelled wrong) pasta. I love pasta and flour tortillas so those two things have been really helpful. I don’t know if you have other sensitivities or preferences that make eating some gluten free stuff hard and limit your options even more; but be patient with yourself, I think with time it’ll become natural (I hope so!!)

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    Ellyse Try not to take on too much at a time! The beginning really is overwhelming!!! ♥️ it’s having to thinking of SO many things in a new way (shopping, cooking, eating out) and it is draining! It will get easier in time!!

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    praga5656 Receiving a diagnosis is a bittersweet moment. You are glad for knowing what was going on in your body, but sad for having to change your diet and habits forever. Give time to grieve the "gluten" life. It will imply a lot of changes, specially while socializing and that can be challenging. I would also recommend having a notebook or a digital file with everything you are learning. It's useful to re-read your notes.

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    Coeliacgal I have asked family and friend to download this app aswell. This means it’s not always down to me to find somewhere to eat!

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    soph Be kind to yourself! It will take time and it’s okay for it to feel like a lot. Because it is. Don’t be afraid to grieve what you need to. Saying goodbye to gluten will be worth it but is still hard. I’m trying out an app called spoonful right now this can help with labels until you get the hang of it (you scan the food label and it tells you if it’s safe). It’s okay to go hard on gluten free labeled food while you start just to help your body heal but you may find alot of food you can make as you join different celiac communities (usually healthier if that matters) and delicious. This might help keep the money in the bank more as GF products as you’ve probably already realized is 💰💰💰. And remember your body is going to be in a big switch mode. Listen to it, other foods might also upset your body as your stomach sorts itself out. Best of luck, you got this!

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    gillian6446 Not sure how much detail to go into. I’m sorry it’s so overwhelming and that’s actually a normal place to be. I hope sharing some positive things can help and I apologise if it’s just too soon It really does become second nature to check and ask. Website Coeliac society of your country would be a great resource. This app is fabulous, my go to for travel planning and often food is better than old days as it’s fresh and small batch prepared not overly processed. Look at the front of pack for “gluten-free” , first can save a little time, especially coeliac symbol. Look for BOLD in list of ingredients and you can also dive to bottom of ingredients to see warning”MAY contain”. Look for GF section in supermarket and freezers. So many great websites for cooking, I’m happy to post a few if you want. I have my own spreads and margarine which I mark with a black marker pen GF and if he messes up and uses a contaminated knife etc I scrawl warning to stop myself from using it.

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    gillian6446 UK based with recommendations of items available at big chain supermarkets and fabulous recipes https://glutenfreecuppatea.co.uk,

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    ariachahal if u do end up feeling ill, i’d recommend drinking peppermint or ginger tea, from my experience it eases nausea and cramps a lot! :)