- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2015
I don’t have Celiac Disease; or, at least, I don’t know I have it yet. This weekend I’m getting bloodwork done. The weekend after I have a Doctor’s appointment and, based off the test results, he’ll decide whether to put me on a Girlfriend diet for 6 weeks before getting more bloodwork done in order to determine if I have Celiac Disease.
I’ve been through this once before. Three years ago I had to do the same song and dance because my bloodwork showed a deficiency in Vitamin B-12. Combined with some other symptoms (fatigue, bloating, among a few other things) he decided to test me for Celiac. It was a pretty rough experience (mostly because my Doctor wasn’t too clear on what I could eat and I was attempting to do all the research myself) and it ended with my Doctor grudgingly giving me the ok to continue eating Gluten.
This round of testing was my idea. I brought it up to my Doctor because of my symptoms and because I never got a clear idea of why I’m tired or why I had a Vitamin deficiency (and because I’m a very curious person). It could just be a thyroid issue (which my Doctor is monitoring because my levels aren’t low enough for him to feel comfortable perscribing me medication), but I want to be sure it isn’t an intolerance or sensitivity to Gluten.
So, if you’re still with me after that, I thank you and would like to ask for some advice. I’m much better prepared this time around when it comes to eating Gluten Free, but I was hoping for some tips and tricks you’ve picked up to help make this easier. And if anyone has tricks for traveling while on a Girlfriend diet that would be perfect (I’ll be on vacation with Boyfriend for 3-4 days during week 5 of the diet). Thanks to all!