Read this report from Beyond Celiac to:
Food was always a source of comfort for me until my diagnosis, and then it became a source of anxiety. Knowing that any bit of gluten can bring me back to square one of feeling fatigued and just miserable, I became hyperaware and suspicious of any food. I now have to think twice before making plans to socialize with friends at a restaurant to avoid getting sick.
Just recently I’ve become aware of the emotional impact my dietary restrictions have on me and my family. I am truly thankful for the support and sacrifices they make to keep me safe. I have extreme anxiety eating away from home, and I do not trust others to cook for me in a shared kitchen—I’ve been glutened too many times.
At first Aaliyah had a lot of emotions and felt like she was stripped of what was normal, even though she didn’t do anything wrong. Kids made fun of her, questioned why she got special snacks, different lunches, and why her classroom area had to be protected differently.