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    I've been back and forth to the doctors since I was 3 with severe stomach aches. I have cut out gluten for the last year and it has been helping. However a few times in the last few months I have been taken to hospital after being referred in the middle of the night by KernowDoc and by paramedics in ambulances etc. I have had a few endoscopies and biopsies and they suspect I have fairly bad coeliac disease as well as IBS.

    I have missed exams due to being in hospital, lost my job (really good pay as well!) lost friendships etc.

    How many of you have these two things together and what are your experiences?

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    I was diagnosed about 5 years ago and it's doesn't really make a difference because I'm so used to it. It's a bit annoying always having to be the difficult one when going to a restaurant and this problem is made worse when abroad.

    Restaurants and shops are getting better and better at catering for coeliacs so I wouldn't say it feels like a chore any more.
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    wat are coeliacs
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    (Original post by bottled)
    wat are coeliacs
    People who are allergic to gluten.
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    (Original post by Tasheed)
    I've been back and forth to the doctors since I was 3 with severe stomach aches. I have cut out gluten for the last year and it has been helping. However a few times in the last few months I have been taken to hospital after being referred in the middle of the night by KernowDoc and by paramedics in ambulances etc. I have had a few endoscopies and biopsies and they suspect I have fairly bad coeliac disease as well as IBS.

    I have missed exams due to being in hospital, lost my job (really good pay as well!) lost friendships etc.

    How many of you have these two things together and what are your experiences?

    Thanks
    I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease when I was 18 in 2012 so it's now coming up 3 years. My mother is also coelaic so although at first it was an adjustment for me, it was a lot easier with the both of us. My close friends and family adjusted too and I didn't find it too much of a problem really despite some extended family not quite understanding. It became more difficult when I came to university where not many people know what it's about or even then not many people understand the severity of it but also the cost of it!
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    (Original post by ECHood)
    I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease when I was 18 in 2012 so it's now coming up 3 years. My mother is also coelaic so although at first it was an adjustment for me, it was a lot easier with the both of us. My close friends and family adjusted too and I didn't find it too much of a problem really despite some extended family not quite understanding. It became more difficult when I came to university where not many people know what it's about or even then not many people understand the severity of it but also the cost of it!
    Never a truer word spoken. Not only are speciality gluten-free products expensive, naturally gluten-free products can be expensive, too.

    It's OK now that I earn more but imagine being a student and not being able to eat pasta or Pot Noodle!
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    (Original post by pane123)
    Never a truer word spoken. Not only are speciality gluten-free products expensive, naturally gluten-free products can be expensive, too.

    It's OK now that I earn more but imagine being a student and not being able to eat pasta or Pot Noodle!
    I know, I'm a student Just live on beans and eggs.. without the toast once prescription bread runs out. Stocked up on pasta before I came here so at the moment I do have pasta though
 
 
 
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