What a helpful post Cecelia! My rheumatologist suspects I have CD because of a blood test so he sent me to a dietician. I came out of there in shock at what contains gluten & what I could no longer enjoy. I think I was depressed (& may still be) for 3 days afterwards. Seems like there are so few things left to enjoy in this world. I've checked out places online to purchase GF foods. The closest large grocery that carries GF foods is about 65 miles from me. When I went through its aisles after the dietician's visit I think I was just feeling overwhelmed. Made an appt. w/my GI doc as I was a definitive dx of CD before I go on such a strict diet. I'm wanting to go on Advocare to lose weight anyway but my goodness, separate toasters? I'm 63, dx w/fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, had a colon re-section 4 yrs ago due to diverticulitis. I also have low vitamin D & cannot maintain a healthy level but no one has offered an opinion as to why. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks for letting me vent. I just feel like I need to mourn for a little while & have a "pity party" for myself, lol. I'll get over it.ElizabethView Thread
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