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    Brooke

    I hear what you’re saying! I used to feel super nauseous every time I ate out even though I followed the traditional wait-staff-shake-down. I finally downshifted to only ordering salads when I’m out = boooorrriinnggg. It’s kind of a relief to take a break from it.

    BTW—my non-Celiac husband took himself out yesterday for his first burger in 9 (8? 10?) weeks and felt DISGUSTING afterwards. Not sure your restaurant issues are specific to you!

    Glad you’re well!

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      Gluten Dude

      I hear ya Brooke. I would think a lot of us are learning something about our bodies during this juncture.

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      Jake

      I stopped eating out for that reason, if all I was going to eat was a salad I may as well stay home and eat one there for cheaper. I’m not about to drive all the way to town and spend money for something I eat at home pretty much every day lol

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    Julia

    I have been wondering if your immune system would let up attacking you after it directed its attention to your COVID-19 infection, and if so, how long that would continue.
    No research being conducted on that yet since the medical system is still valiantly endeavoring to deal with the ongoing pandemic.
    Mostly glad you are experiencing some respite 🎶

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      Gluten Dude

      I thought perhaps the same thing Julia.

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    Artsygal

    Interesting comment gluten dude. Same here….I never felt well when I ate out. I eat out very, very infrequently, for me eating at home is my best choice. When I stopped eating out I noticed, no more bathroom problems, less aches and pains, no more headaches and less acid reflux problems. It’s sad, mainly for social reasons but my health is more important. To cut the “constant cooking stress “, I prepare large quantities. For example, when I cook, it usually renders 3 meals or more. I do all my veggie cleaning and chopping once or twice a week, this helps tremendously. I also get a great deal of my food delivered. Wild caught salmon, cod, shrimp, scallops etc. Also organic chicken and organic grass fed beef. These are all neatly trimmed and pre-packaged so that helps as well. Hang in there dude, and eat home more frequently. Difficult to find totally gluten free restaurants. Thank you for your support for the gluten free community and for looking out for us, we need all the help we can get.

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      Gluten Dude

      Much appreciated Artsygal.

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    Martha K.

    Thanks for this -good thoughts, as always.
    Also – trolls. WTF with TROLLS? Sorry that’s how your day started. You’re a damn hero. Take care, GD!

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      Gluten Dude

      Well…I don’t know about that…but thanks!!

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    Marcia

    Trolls….. I swear they are emotional vampires!!! I have been eating in at home for 6 weeks and we art totally GF. Still had Lower gi problems but none of my other ones ie severe heartburn and vomiting 🤮! So I guess home cooked is better for me and I have another underlying condition. Thanks for your wealth of knowledge and humor!!!!

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      Gluten Dude

      You are quite welcome Marcia. It seems the person is mad at me because she reached out a long time ago for help and I did not respond. Trying to get more info from her so I can help her.

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    Michele

    Just a thought…maybe you are having a reaction to the cooking oils that are used in restaurants? We discovered that with my mother. She can eat at home all week long, go out for one night to a restaurant and be in the bathroom for three days straight. Might be worth looking into.

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      Gluten Dude

      It’s definitely possible. I’m very curious to see what happens.

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    Rebecca

    Glad you are feeling better, Dude!

    When things closed down here I immediately wanted all the restaurant food that was no longer available (maybe I am not alone in this?), but after a few weeks I noticed something surprisingly nice in the midst of this mess: preparing and eating all of my food at home, where everything is gluten free, actually allowed me to forget that I have celiac. There are no foods to avoid, no vigilance over cross-contamination, no more reminders that I eat differently than others. Frankly, it’s been awesome to forget and just…eat. I feel relaxed and happy about food in a way that I haven’t since my diagnosis. It’s an emotional rather than a physical benefit, but I’ll take it!!!

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    Denise

    It makes no difference whether I go out or cook at home. My gut does what it does 🙁 If I really wish to socialize, I just plain don’t eat at all. I’ll sip at a drink or something. When I’m really hungry, I go home. My gut always swells so badly I wear sweats or something very loose after I eat

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    Hayden

    Denise, do you have a dedicated kitchen? Because eating at home should be safe.

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    Hayden

    Yeah, learned this dragging my feet the whole way. It’s just better to eat at home. Will I eat out again at a non dedicated restaurant? Almost absolutely. But before I was diagnosed I ate out daily. Then it was weekly. Then monthly. I think I’ve settled on something like 2-4 times a year, and then with all the precautions.

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    Angelica

    I always feel a little worse even after a fully GF restaurant. I just take it as the price for a pleasurable experience. And I know the difference between “a little worse” and being “glutened” so it’s not a big deal. I think it’s the restaurant supplies. I don’t think they’re all as perfect as we assume them to be.

    I learned something during this lockdown too. I have migraines. And I knew they’re carb related. But now I have absolute proof. It was stupid of me to think that I could eat carbs and go off my migraine meds. I’m not sure if I’ll go keto permanently or not. It’s so hard and expensive to buy healthy meat. And all the keto foods I love best require pork and forget finding healthy pork in the US. I would want heritage pork, not the post-1990s franken pigs that make no saturated fat. It’s ridiculous I may have to grow it myself.

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    Hayden

    Denise, have you tried the Gluten Cross Contamination Elimination Diet? Google it. Developed by Dr. Fasano, a celiac specialist at Mass General Hospital.

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