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    • glutengirl
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      glutengirl

      Hi, I’m Liz, I’ll be 16 soon, and I live in South Florida. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease for about 3 years now. I’m excited to chat with other Celiacs on this forum.


    • SarahWithAnH
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      SarahWithAnH

      Hey, I’m Sarah and I am from New Hampshire. I’m 15 and I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease almost two years ago. I’m happy that I’ll be able to find people I can relate to here.


    • beckyarthur
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      beckyarthur

      Hey I’m Becky, I am 17 and am currently in the process of being diagnosed with celiac disease. It would be great to connect with people that are going through the same thing or can give me tips on how to get through it


      • glutengirl
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        glutengirl

        Hi Becky! I have a ton of tips and advice I could give you… Where do you want to start? :)


        • beckyarthur
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          beckyarthur

          Well first of all I was wondering what would be the best thing to ease abdominal pain as pain killers don’t always work.


          • glutengirl
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            glutengirl

            I’ve been taking probiotic for many years. It works great! Just make sure you find a good one and take the recommended doseged. This is the one I use, it’s very good! http://www.amazon.com/Nutrition-Now-Probiotic-Acidophilus-Caps/dp/B000F4WWI4


            • beckyarthur
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              beckyarthur

              Thank you so much I’ll give it a try. I really know what else to ask as I haven’t lived with it for a long period of time


            • Donna
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              Donna

              What do you mean, it’s very good? Does it make you feel better even if you accidentally eat some gluten?


              • glutengirl
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                glutengirl

                I don’t get stomach isues when I’m glutened so I wouldn’t know if It’d help with that but it’s good quality and help if your stomake is sore; unrealated to being glutened. It’s good for everyone to with or without celiac because it helps the stomake digest food better.


                • beckyarthur
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                  beckyarthur

                  I found that if I’ve been glutened that taking a probiotic and an l-glutamine helps with pains. Activated charcoal has also been suggested to me if this helps


    • katieprich09
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      katieprich09

      Hi! I’m Katie and I’m 16 years old. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2013 and I know no one who has Celiac Disease or any other food allergies my age so I’m so happy to relate to some people my age!


      • beckyarthur
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        beckyarthur

        Hey Katie. Although I can’t relate to you completely as I have only been diagnosed, I also don’t know anyone with celiac disease or food allergies of any kind so I know that no one really understands what it is like.
        I would love to talk more with you :)

        • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by beckyarthur.

    • PrincessPuppy815
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      PrincessPuppy815

      I’m 14 and I was diagnosed… 6 tears ago? Something like that. But you can ask me questions about stuff.


    • rushu02
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      rushu02

      I was diagnosed when I was 4 years old and how I am 13…I seriously want this to go away…..


      • PrincessPuppy815
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        PrincessPuppy815

        Me too… I think I would give anything for it to be cured, Luckily I have a great celiac boyfriend who understands what I am going through,


      • Mia
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        Mia

        This sucks huh?


    • ThankYouFromJane
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      ThankYouFromJane

      I’m a 16 year old girl and this is the most difficult thing in my life right now. I really wish I was close with someone else with it because even when my parents see it everyday they don’t quite know what it’s like.


      • dana_n
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        dana_n

        I completely understand what you’re going through. Celiac can be really hard and its easy to feel like no one understands! I’m always here to talk if you want to, and I really want to meet people my age with Celiac too. I hope we can talk some more!


    • dana_n
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      dana_n

      Hi! I’m Dana and I’m 16 years old. I live in Pennsylvania and I was diagnosed with Celiac in 2010. I don’t know anyone my age with Celiac, so I would love to connect with some people that are dealing with some of the same things as I am!


      • PrincessPuppy815
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        PrincessPuppy815

        Go to gluten free camp! It’s how I met my boyfriend and it’s one week a year that I don’t have social anxiety even without my meds! If you can’t find one near you, you can always communicate with us. We have your back even though we’ve never met.


      • ETK15
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        ETK15

        Hi Dana, my name is Ethan and I am 15 and also from PA. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease almost two years ago. I hate it. I am glad I feel better eating gluten free, but I hate dealing with it every day. I don’t know anyone else my age with it. My parents are really great. But most people just have no clue. How are your friends with it?


        • dana_n
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          dana_n

          Hey! I totally know how you feel. I hate having Celiac most of the time too, but I’ve realized that eating gluten free is sooooo worth it if I compare how I feel now and how I felt before I was diagnosed. My parents are amazing, and my friends are pretty great too. Actually, Gluten Dude’s daughter is one of my best friends, so she obviously knows what it’s like. My other friends don’t completely understand, but they are still really awesome about it and make sure that they always have something for me to eat. They joke about it a lot, and I know they are kidding, but sometimes it can become a bit too much. I don’t know anyone my age with Celiac, and I’ve always wanted to meet someone because none of my friends can fully relate to what it’s like and I feel like there is so much to talk about. If you want, you can email me at dananovikov99@gmail.com and we can talk some more there!


    • ETK15
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      ETK15

      Hi my name is Ethan. I am 15 and from Pennsylvania. I have been diagnosed almost two years now. Celiac sucks! I don’t know anyone here in my area that is my age that has celiac disease. I am hoping to connect with some people here my age that understand.


    • Vkraft
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      Vkraft

      Hey guys! My name is Valerie, I’m 16, and I was just diagnosed a little over a month ago. I live in Indiana and haven’t really met any other teens with Celiac so I’m hoping to meet some here!


    • Zachh
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      Zachh

      Hi everyone! I’m Zach, I’m 14, and I was diagnosed with celiac 5 years ago. Hope to meet some people that can I can actually relate to on here!

    • its_elena16
      its_elena16
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      its_elena16its_elena16

      Hey everyone! I’m Elena ,16 years old from Miami, FL. I got diagnosed with celiac a couple moths ago. My parents and family have been great help, but my friends have seen it more as joke. I have a couple friends who are great and help but others not so much. I’m gladiator finally have kids my age I can talk to!

      • its_elena16
        its_elena16
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        its_elena16its_elena16

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      • Vkraft
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        Vkraft

        Hey Elena! I’m 16 too and was just diagnosed in September! I know what you mean. A lot of my friends don’t take it seriously either

        • its_elena16
          its_elena16
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          its_elena16its_elena16

          Hey! I know it’s really frustrating when all you are trying to do is take care of yourself and they make jokes. They’ll point to something like paper for example and be like “is it gluten free”. I just wish they would be more sensitive and understanding.


          • Vkraft
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            Vkraft

            My friends do the same thing! It’s really insensitive and I wish they could just understand that I’m doing this to stay healthy, not because it’s a trend or whatever.

            • its_elena16
              its_elena16
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              its_elena16its_elena16

              Lastest jokes during the a trip with family friends,”is the soap gluten free?” “is the air gluten free”. Honesty it kinda sucks because I know I must sound annoying asking if everything is gluten free but it’s my health.


              • Vkraft
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                Vkraft

                I know! Everytime I eat out I always have to ask tons of questions and my friends always make fun of me. I wish they would see it the same way they see glasses or a cast – it’s just something I need to be healthy.


    • ArwynDae
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      ArwynDae

      Hi! I am Arwyn and I am 11 years old. I was diagnosed with celiac disease about 3 years ago. My parents have helped a lot and its been a fun journey. I am very excited to talk with other people that understand!

    • CeliacGirl
      CeliacGirl
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      CeliacGirlCeliacGirl

      Hi, I’m Paige. I’m only 10 so I’m not exactly a teen yet. I was diagnosed with celiac in 2nd grade.


    • jxnna
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      jxnna

      Hi, I’m Jenna, I’m 16, and I was diagnosed about 6 months ago. I think it would be great to be able to talk to someone my age who actually understands what it’s like, unlike my friends who act like it’s all a joke.


    • purple_soph
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      purple_soph

      Hi! I’m Sophie, I’m 14, and I was diagnosed 11 years ago with celiac. It would be great to talk to other teenagers with celiac!

    • its_elena16
      its_elena16
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      its_elena16its_elena16

      Hey I need some advice! Someone invited me to their birthday dinner next week, but the resturant they picked does not have any gluten free items (and I’ve found that in Miami that restaurants are really well versed on gluten free). What should I do? I would love to go, but I feel bad going an not eating eating but also I don’t want to eat something and get glutened. Any advice or help?! Thanks!


      • purple_soph
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        purple_soph

        Elena- I’ve had to go to many of these types of events and either:

        Brought my own food
        Tried to find out what options might be gluten free and asked ahead of time
        Asked at the meal (preferably the chef or someone who is actually working in the kitchen)
        Ate beforehand and just didn’t eat anything at the meal

        But no matter what, it’s always a bit of an awkward situation. I was on a group trip out of the country a few months ago and on our last night we went to a restaurant. There was a ton of gluten and it was a nightmare to get something that they said was fine… and even then I couldn’t fully trust it.

        If there are no options at all, like you are saying, then definitely pass on the food, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go. Personally, I’ve been able to enjoy myself without eating at the event, and don’t feel bad for not eating. If you enjoy spending time with the other people at the dinner, it shouldn’t be a problem, and nobody should be upset with you for not eating food that will make you sick- your health is the most important.

        I hope that everything goes well whether or not you go to the dinner, and that this advice was (somewhat) helpful!

        -Sophie

        • its_elena16
          its_elena16
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          its_elena16its_elena16

          This helped so much Sophie, thank you! Now the plans have changed to making our own pizzas at her house because the restaurant was booked, which makes me much less anxious. Thanks for the advice.

          Elena


          • purple_soph
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            purple_soph

            Elena- No problem! I actually was in a similar situation last Friday- I went to a diner with friends and although they had a gf menu, I really wasn’t sure if I could trust it, so I just ate a bar and talked. It was a bit awkward but it wasn’t too bad! I hope the pizza goes/went well, since it’s a much smaller situation cross contamination isn’t as hard to keep an eye on.


    • FieryLady
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      FieryLady

      Hi! I’m Emmy, I’m 16, and I haven’t been diagnosed officially as I have been eating gluten free since I was 11. I like to think of my Celiac as a “DIY Diagnosis”. I won’t say it’s been fun (more like a preview of Hell) but it has changed my life. I’m thrilled that there are other people out there.


    • FieryLady
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      FieryLady

      Also thought I’d put this out there: if your friends don’t respect the fact that you are sick (ESPECIALLY if you are diagnosed) then they aren’t your real friends. If they refuse to acknowledge that it’s a real thing after you’ve already explained it to them, either don’t talk about it around them, or find friends who aren’t so willfully ignorant.


    • imagoofygoobert
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      imagoofygoobert

      Hi, my name is Gilbert, I’m 16. I was diagnosed when I was 3 and don’t really know anyone or have anyone to talk to about this. It would be nice to talk to some of you, you can contact me at my email: gcebrerosdhs@gmail.com

    • taylor9087
      taylor9087
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      taylor9087taylor9087

      Hi,I’m Taylor,I’m 12 years old and I found out about 1 year ago that my gluten allergy is severe. I hate this so much. It feels like no one under stands what I’m going through. Its really great knowing that there is other people my age going through this.

    • Charteris9067
      Charteris9067
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      Charteris9067Charteris9067

      Hi, I’m Grace. I am 15 years old and live in New Zealand. I was suspected to be a celiac in 2010 but I had problems since I was a baby. I have only just been diagnosed this year due to a few bumps along the road. I don’t know anyone my age with celiac and my friends are not too understanding. It would be great to talk to people in the same boat!


      • yaeld
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        yaeld

        Hey, I am 14 , also wanna talk to someone with celiac.
        I have it for a year and I don’t have any celiac friends.
        I’m from Israel….and I will love to chat with you
        Yael 😝


    • Carpenter24
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      Carpenter24

      Hello! I’m Laura, I am 18 years old and I am from Kansas. I am partly self-diagnosed, with help from my doctor. I was on an elimination diet before “diagnosis”, therefore I was already gluten free before testing was fully finished. I would love to meet and talk to more gluten free people our age!


    • FieryLady
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      FieryLady

      Hey everybody! And welcome newcomers. I wanted to ask a couple questions. First, are you finding any silver linings in your celiac, and second, would you be a different person without Celiac?

      For me, Celiac brought a host of other problems, but I’m trying to be optimistic so my answers are
      1. Yes, I am a picky eater and so if I can eat something without stepping on dietary restrictions, my parents will a lot of the time let me have it.

      2. Absolutely. Celiac and the problems riding on its back made me a different person. I wouldn’t give up what I’ve gained mentally for a normal body. I also started talking to a girl who is now my best friend because we are both chronically ill.

      • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by FieryLady.

      • yaeld
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        yaeld

        hey, I am yael and I am from Israel (so first, my englisg is not very well so try to understand even if I will have a mistakes)
        The celiac diagnosed in me 1 year ago and immiedietly after the diagnosis I stopped eat gluten and I was “good girl”, but lately I was thinking, I know it’s not so bad and it is Ok but I a bit want to eat gluten becouse nothing actually happen, I may have some Abdominal pain, not more than that.
        I get to the point, some of you ate gluten? wanna eat? have you ever Hospitalized?
        If I will be honest. maybe it comes from a place of wish for attention….
        Even if you are not eat gluten I will glad to talk with you, I have never met teenceliac before. only Doctors and 8 years old boy who doesn’t realy understand something.
        thank you for reading that and pleaseee answer me, yael


        • purple_soph
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          purple_soph

          Hi Yael (שלום יעל)

          I’m also 14 and although I’m not from Israel, I do speak Hebrew! I was in Israel last November and thought that the gluten free food was pretty good. I’ve had celiac for most of my life, so there’s never really a time that I want to eat gluten, but sometimes it can be really annoying. Although it can be hard sometimes, but I suggest that you don’t eat gluten, even if you want to. It’s really not worth it in the end, and the longer you are gluten free the easier it will be. If you want to talk more I’d be happy to – it’s always nice to talk to celiac teens!

          -Sophie


          • yaeld
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            yaeld

            Hey sophie
            I would like to talk with you in E-mail about celiac, Israel (I always wanted to know what another people think about Israel) and without contect to celiac Ilike to know people from another countries
            Yael
            This is my email: s74441@ganyavne.ort.org.il

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        • FieryLady
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          FieryLady

          Hi Yaeld! I am American and I’ve been gluten free for around 5 years. If you have Celiac, the biggest problem with eating gluten, whether or not you have symptoms, is that you are still hurting your body. Even if you have no outward reaction, you are increasing your risk of developing more health problems later in life. You increase your risk of (as far as I recall from my research) a couple kinds of cancers and various chronic illnesses. You risk shortening your life. Please be careful!


      • yaeld
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        yaeld

        Hello, you are absolutely right, celiac change me and it affect us in the all categories, and the most is humor, my self humor got bigger muchhhh then it was before
        I will lov to talk with you any time
        Yael from Israel


    • glutengirl
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      glutengirl

      Hey everyone! Do any of you have advice on dealing with Cleiac in high school? Lunch, parties, events, etc. Thanks in advance!


      • FieryLady
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        FieryLady

        Hello Gluten girl. Since I’ve been homeschooled, I don’t have the exact same experiences as you as far as highschool, but I hope I can help. I’m just going to stick it in a list for convenience.
        1. Make sure your friends know that you can’t eat certain things. Hopefully you’ll have at least one person who is understanding about this in your immediate friend group. You will want them to ask you before they decide to go somewhere for food.
        2. Do NOT feel bad about taking your own food if you can’t eat what is available. This includes dinners and parties.
        3. As far as lunch, take your own unless you KNOW you can eat what is offered.
        4. Always try to get in touch with whoever’s in charge of food at any event and ask all the questions.
        5. If anyone thinks you’re lying ignore them or send them to me, I offer slaps-upside-the-head free for insensitive idiots.
        I hope this helps!


        • glutengirl
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          glutengirl

          Hi FieryLady! Thanks for the great advice! I’m sorry for such a late response, I don’t go on here very often. I’m actually homeschooled too! I had thought I would be going to public school but things change. Thanks again :D


    • qazibeta
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      qazibeta

      Hi my name is Muqeet, I’m 16 and been off gluten for 2 weeks. Im very worried because i do feel tired and have brain fog but it’s decreasing everyday. Ive read other blogs and everyone else says that the tiredness, fatigue and brain fog never goes away… is this true ? How long did everyone else take to feel normal ? Please reply it’ll really help me. Thank you!


      • SarahWithAnH
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        SarahWithAnH

        Hi Muqeet, I’m also 16 and I’ve been off gluten since my diagnoses almost three years ago. I was very tired when I started going gluten-free, however I’m less tired now. Most of my tiredness comes from lack of sleep. Brain fog definitely does go away. Healthy foods and exercise helps.


      • FieryLady
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        FieryLady

        Hey Muqeet! I am another 16 year old, and I’ve been gluten free since my “diagnosis” (I am not able to get officially diagnosed but my symptoms and reactions all match the celiac profile) about 5 years ago. In my case, it took time, but gradually my energy came back and brain fog receded. Make sure you don’t just replace gluten in your diet with foods made mostly of rice (it has barely any nutritional value). Make sure you eat healthy, and you should be fine. Good luck!

        • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by FieryLady.

        • qazibeta
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          qazibeta

          T I feel better knowing that it’ll go. Especially from someone my age, not someone double it. So thank you. But i read somewhere ontop that you said gluten free was like a preview of hell. Why do you think so ?


    • qazibeta
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      qazibeta

      Hey guys. I’d just like to ask you guys, what about this makes you hate it so much? Is it the food restrictions? People not understanding? Or how you feel?
      I’ve been gluten free only 2 weeks but i feel like it’s not that bad.


      • Zoe
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        Zoe

        Hey Muqeet. Glad to hear you haven’t had much trouble going gluten free. Is everything still running smoothly? What’ve your experiences been like so far? Hope everything’s working out for you!

        Like you, I don’t find it too bad :)
        I can understand people who do really struggle though. At times it can be pretty tough and quite isolating. For example, when you tell people about it, you can get some pretty mixed reactions – from the casual, “Oh, okay,” to the cruel, ignorant assumptions like, “Wow, you’re so lucky cuz you won’t get fat!” or the nasty accusations of attention seeking (which I’ve luckily never had to face so far :)). It can hurt quite a bit to sit on the outside, watching people laughing and sharing food.

        Not all aspects of it are terrible though. There can be really lovely responses.
        It’s a wonderful feeling when you sit down in an unfamiliar restaurant, preparing to go through and check what options you might have, only to have the people with you check it all for you before you can even open your mouth. Or when someone cooks a full gluten free meal so that you can eat the same as everyone else without any risk of cross-contamination. Or when you quietly confide in someone that you’re Coeliac, only to have them tell you they also have strict dietary requirements – then it’s like some sort of instant bond forms, because you both suddenly have a fairly major thing in common. I’ve had a lot of really wonderful moments across my life that would never have happened if I weren’t a Coeliac.

        Depending on where you live, eating gluten free can make life quite a struggle. Here in Australia I’ve got plenty of gluten free options, so I don’t really have to worry. I spent six months in Germany though, and couldn’t find a single cafe I could eat at (though the supermarkets had heaps of stuff!).

        Probably one of the toughest aspects is the risk of being accidentally glutened. It can lead to a lot of paranoia, regret, self-doubt and mistrust, and it’s nearly impossible to completely avoid, unless you’re willing to entirely stop eating out and prepare all your food yourself (which I couldn’t do – eating out is a big social interaction and I’m too lazy to cook everything anyway :P). For a lot of people (myself included), it’s infrequent enough to not have to worry about. Some people do end up having to make that decision, though, which must be incredibly difficult.

        In the end though, our diet is just a part of our lives, and something we have to accept. All people have major ups and downs across the years – ours just happen to involve a little bit more gut action than usual :P

        So yeah, those are a few of my main thoughts on being gluten free. I guess it’s a combination of all those things you said that makes people hate it so much, along with the potential threat we live with.
        Sorry this has ended up so long … It was just meant to be a quick reply but kinda sorta kept going … Hope it can help in some way.
        I’d be really interested in hearing how other people feel about it :)


        • qazibeta
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          qazibeta

          Hi Zoe. I found your answer helpful, but I’m very worried right now. Ive been Gluten Free for 3 weeks. First 10 days were bad then i was fine until a few days i THINK I accidentally ate gluten somehow because all the symptoms i had before i was diagnosed have returned. How long will it take for gluten to leave? Do your symptoms return to ?
          Ps. It’d be great if we maintained contact, I’m shifting back to Australia in a few months and you could help me out. I’ll be in Sydney.


          • Zoe
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            Zoe

            Ugh I hope you’re feeling okay :( It can be pretty rough when that happens. We’re all here for you though :)
            I think the amount of time it takes for the symptoms to leave varies a lot. These days on the rare occasions when I get glutened my symptoms tend to be pretty weak and go within a few hours, but at the very beginning it often took about a week to start feeling normal again. Different people have different responses. However you react though, the longer you follow the diet, the less often and less extreme your reaction will be. It gets better with time :)

            Right now it could just be a reaction to gluten from before you changed your diet. It can take a few months for it to fully leave your system, although you’ll hopefully be feeling fine well before then. Still, if you can, analyse everything you’ve eaten over the past few days. What could have been a problem?

            This site is pretty useful seeing as you’re moving over to Australia: http://www.coeliac.org.au/

            A few things to look out for:
            There’s a bit of debate over oats, but until further research is carried out it’s best to avoid them entirely – even those marketed as gluten free. A lot of common medications and antibiotics also contain gluten, although there are always gluten free brands as well. So if you have to get medicine, it’s best to specify that you need gluten free to the chemist.

            I’ve gotta get going now, but just know that you’re not alone, and that things will get better. Also I’d love to keep in contact – where are you moving from? I’m also in Sydney :)
            Good luck!


    • Zoe
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      Zoe

      Hey everyone! I’m Zoe, and I’m 17. It’s been a bit over ten years since I was diagnosed and I’ll do whatever I can to help any of you who’d like a bit of support :) Really looking forward to meeting some other gluten free people!


    • NoIWontTakeOneBite
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      NoIWontTakeOneBite

      Hey! I’m a 16 year old girl from Sweden. I was diagnosed about 2 years ago, and It’s honestly frustrating sometimes. My friends literally treats my disease as a joke and won’t understand when I tell them that “I just can’t remove the pasta from the salad” and stuff like that. I’m really desperate to talk to other teens with the same problems as me since I have no one else with my problems in my life.
      Since I have been living a gluten free lifestyle for about 2 years now, I’ve not been eating gluten free long enough to be used to it, but I’ve been eating gluten free long enough to have experienced a lot of problems and obstacles.
      I would literally love to talk to anyone, so please!
      Love


      • FieryLady
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        FieryLady

        Welcome NoIWontTakeOneBite! We are glad to have you here! It sounds like your friends are being stupid (in the nicest way possible). Have you tried explaining the scientific side of this to them? (I mean like how your body attacks the hairs lining your small intestine.) If you have, you can either tolerate their idiocy or try to find better friends. If you have explained to them why you can’t eat something, you need no further qualifications. You have a medical diagnosis and history. At this point they aren’t just being careless or uninformed: it’s willful ignorance. My advice is to (re)explain this to them and tell them honestly that if they refuse to be considerate of your diagnosed disease that you won’t hang out with them. (I know it’s not that easy but honesty is the best policy.) Don’t let other people trample you.
        Also you have a kick butt username, and I’m sorry I just have so much unsolicited advice, hopefully it isn’t pompous. Good luck, and rant here as often as you want!


    • Jubilee
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      Jubilee

      Hi everyone!

      I’m Leila, I’m 16 and I live in England. I was diagnosed when I was 4, so have been gluten free for as long as I can remember. I would love to connect with other celiacs and I’m also happy to give advice to other teens too!


    • sineadleahy99
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      sineadleahy99

      Hey! My name is Sinéad, I’m 16 and live in Ireland. I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago and it is the most frustrating thing that has ever happened. Eating out in Ireland is nearly impossible and I don’t know any other celiacs my age. Hope I can meet some people on this who understand what it’s like because I’m the sickest I’ve ever been at the moment and I think it’d help to talk to someone who actually knows what it’s like!


    • glutengirl
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      glutengirl

      Celiac teens! I could really use some advice!

      I’ve had celiac for more than 4 years and I’ve been extremely cautious with cross contamination. I also live in a gluten free household. Recently, I’ve had very tricky social situations were I’ve felt I may be at risk of getting glutened, but I’m unsure because I rarely have symptoms when I get sick.

      1. I played a card games with a youth group with 25 people (most I didn’t know) while they were eating pizza. I’m I got gluten all over my hands and everything I touched, such as my water bottle, clothes, purse, phone, etc. before I have a chance to wash my hands.

      2. I was at a lunch meeting where people filled out some papers while they were eating. Afterwards I was in charge of collecting the papers. I saw visible crumbs from their bread crust, cookies, and other food. I tried to let the crumbs slide off the papers before putting them in my only bag, but after I got home and carefully emptied my bag, I noticed the crumbs of gluten on my stuff.

      3. I was at my friends house and they had bouquet of wheat on the table, a few yards from my seat. There was a loud fan blowing directly over me and probably on the wheat too. I’m unsure if the wheat was in the air and could have gotten into my mouth. I’ve heard that most oats have a lot of cross contamination because the wind will blow wheat from the fields onto the nearby oats.


      • yaeld
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        yaeld

        Hi
        I don’t have the best english and I wanna help you, and I don’t think I understood you well.
        can you explain the question please?
        thanks


    • glutengirl
      Participant
      glutengirl

      Hi! I’m almost 17 and I have never dated anyone. I’m worried about how difficult I’ll be to date someone who eats gluten. Does anyone have tips on causal dating for teens with Celiac? Any advice would be much appreciated :)


    • Mia
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      Mia

      Hi! Anyone still go on here? 😅 the last person to type something was a year ago ☹️ my name’s Mia (obviously) I just turned 15 on Dec. 25!! I got diagnosed when I was in 1st grade, and it sucks. I’ve been cheating for a while.


    • Quinn Lindsey
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      Quinn Lindsey

      Anyone still on well I’m Quinn I’m 13 got diagnosed last year and need friends who understand

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