Help with/advice for coming to terms with new GF diet

I’m new to this sub so if this has already been addressed somewhere, sorry for asking again.

I am fairly new to being GF. I have an auto immune and have dabbled in GF in the past, but never seemed to really see much difference. I was tested at one point but it came back negative (however, I had cut back on my gluten consumption and they didn’t make me eat gluten for any amount of time prior to the test, so who knows).

Recently, I have been noticing much worse symptoms when I eat gluten, which leads me to believe I do have a gluten sensitivity. Canker sores in my mouth, sore throat, nose stuffed up, lots of mucous, and constipation. If I don’t eat gluten, everything clears up and my canker sores start to heal.

But I’m having a hard time coming to terms with it. I know eating it will make me feel terrible but I can’t help but feel a little broken. I’m also lactose intolerant and have issues with nightshades. No one else in my family or my future husband’s family has the same issues, so I kind of feel alone. No one has even a single food allergy or sensitivity, and I have quite a few… It’s just been kinda rough on me since my realization. It feels like one more thing to add to the list of what’s wrong and I’m just a little frustrated I guess.

Has anyone ever been through something like this or had this feeling? Any advice on how to navigate this would be greatly appreciated!


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