Happy Friday! It’s that time again… I want to hear from YOU! Thanks to everyone who answered my first questions regarding the challenges of living with celiac. If you missed that post, you can click here to answer!
May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, so I want to compile YOUR thoughts and feelings regarding the illness and share (anonymously) with everyone in order to help shed light and build a community together!
I want YOU to share YOUR feelings about living with the disease… this way we can see we’re not alone!
On to the second question:
“When I get glutened, the one thing that helps most is ______.”
Your answers will be published in a blog post in May and will be anonymous, so if you’re uncomfortable leaving a comment here, please feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for sharing your insight and I look forward to reading your responses!
resting! The brain fog and exhaustion I feel when glutened are absurd. I’ve learned that the best thing I can do for myself is rest and do all I can to not get upset over how tired I am.
knowing that this too will pass. I have not found a way to lessen the effects of an accidental gluten exposure. If I suspect that I have been “glutened” I try to eat only foods that I know should not be cross contaminated (e.g. eggs, rice, bananas, etc.) or are certified gluten free. I have discovered (or suspected) that even foods that say gluten free on the label or should be gluten free must have been cross contaminated because of the effects they have had on me.
My heating pad and rest/sleep
Absolutely! These help me too! Thanks for sharing, Cathy!
things that help me when I get glutted are…laying down in a dimly lite room with a cold compress on my head and my legs elevated for any stomach issues.
Laying down helps me too! Thanks for sharing, Brenda!
coconut water and fresh air