Whether you're new to being gluten-free or you've been avoiding gluten for years, I'm sure there are times when you feel unsure whether something is safe to eat. I do it too. There are some things I've been doing for a while to make being gluten-free easier though, and it's really helped. I haven't been glutened for months! I'm guessing I've just jinxed myself now though. ;)
We need to acknowledge that coeliac disease is a serious illness; not an intolerance or something that brings you out in a rash. We spend billions of pounds each year funding research, treating and finding ways to support patients for the many illnesses that affect the UK population. Why should coeliacs be any different?
Your doctor doesn't understand that you are so phobic, so physically afraid of food that you will routinely experience an actual stress response during eating, full-on anxiety attacks after eating, producing huge amounts of adrenalin. All things that makes us feel incredibly unwell around food. So much so that your body believes it is in extreme danger every time you consume anything