I was diagnosed as Celiac via blood & biopsy
I was diagnosed as Celiac via blood & biopsy several months ago.
When the nurse informed me of the results and verified that Celiac was indeed the problem, I asked how seriously I needed to take this.
I asked if I had to be 100% gluten-free 100% of the time? If I need to make sure none of my medications or supplements have any trace of gluten? If I need to make certain that make-up and other body products are gluten-free? Like, just HOW fanatical do I need to be?
She shrugged her shoulders and said, “Eh, it’s really just up to you.”
Seemed an odd response and made it sound as though having Celiac was really no big deal. So I didn’t make a big deal out of it either and continued on as I had been, more or less.
Are there “levels” to this?
Like, some of us can use gluten-containing beauty products and others can’t? Some of us are okay eating something that may be cross-contaminated and others aren’t?
Why would she shrug it off and say it’s up to me, as though it wouldn’t really matter one way or the other?
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Are there levels of severity or is all celiac created equal and I need to make sure NO gluten-containing products come into contact with me, inside AND outside?