This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.
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What are the major symptoms of celiac disease?
Celiac Disease Symptoms
What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic)
Celiac Disease Screening
Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results
Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free?
How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful?
The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free
Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested?
Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing
Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases?
Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders
Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid?
Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients)
Is there a list of gluten free foods?
Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients)
Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages
Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?
Where does gluten hide?
Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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I have done alot of reading on here about the weight issues, wether it is gain or loss, it has helped me understand alot but I am still finding it emotionally hard. I have never had a problem like most of you on losing weight until now and the weight gain so depresses me. I will say that getting on here to read everyone's posts it helps me out alot and I dont feel so alone.
I am going to start my 3 mile walk on June 1st and add in some low weights to start with. I was doing this before but gave up after not losing any weight after 2 months but I figure I should just keep doing it just for good health.
Maybe someday someone will figure out how we all can lose the extra weight we put on.
I have to say this was so amazing and helpful. This was our first Celiac Event since I have been diagnosed and it was so helpful, friendly and felt so very normal. I just want to thank all the hard workers that made the Phoenix Event so much fun for all of us new comers! We will see you again next year!!!
Last night I made some gluten free noodles (which I didn't care for, tasted very weird) and I put gluten free alfredo sauce on it. I made my stuff in there own pots but I was also cooking spagetti for my kids at the same time with their sauce cooking as well...their sauce popped some and got on the stove but I couldn't tell if it did get into my food so I went ahead and ate mine.......Not even 5 minutes after eating mine I had the worst stomach pain and had to rush off to the bathroom....my stomach still hurts this morning :( If the kids sauce did get alittle into my boiling water of noodles is it really that bad????? I'm so shocked about how sick I feel, I guess I will have to cook their food first then mine, dang what a way to spend the evening, spending all night in the kitchen :unsure:
Ok we have decided to stay home for New Years which I am glad about. Christmas Eve turned out to be horrible! I know its mostly me and my emotions but I felt that no one but my mom and hubby cared at all. They all just snacked and said how yummy it all was and there I sat, my first xmas, watching them all enjoy themselves. I did bring my own piece of chicken and cornbread and vegi but I wasnt prepaired for the insensitivity I recieved. Everytime I was asked about celiac disease and I started to explain it it was like their attention went else where and they were off on another subject! I was glad to go home. Hoping next year will be good, I will know alot more about celiac disease and the foods I can eat and my emotions will be alot better, I hope, lol.
One really good thing I have noticed though, in the past 3 weeks of making this huge change, my son and daughter are trying really hard to keep the kitchen cleaned up at all times and they wash the counter tops with my soap. They are trying so hard and that really makes me feel loved!
And of course my wonderful hubby reads every label for me and checks the medications for me too!
Well everyone have a safe happy and gluten free NEW YEAR!!!!!!!
hugss to all
My husband and I went shopping yesterday to get a few thing for an early Christmas dinner with my kids as they will be with their Dad on Christmas Day. I really started feeling down as we were picking out the normal foods that they usually eat and I can not now. I felt myself getting angry and then sad as we picked up the pumpkin pie knowing I could not have any. I then said to my hubby that I wonder what dessert I can have? Oh I know, Ice Cream with a topping, hahahahaha, found the vanilla ice cream ok but the toppings were impossible so I started feeling upset again. We did manage to find a fruit one but I really wanted a chocolate or butterscotch topping and I guess I will never be able to have those again
I really didn't think I would feel so depressed, I thought I would be able to cope with it but I do feel so alone in it.
I will be having a piece of baked Chicken Breast, mashed potatoes and corn bread for my Christmas Dinner, not to bad I guess for being new at this.
Really wish I knew someone else with this so I wouldn't feel so alone.
Well I just got a phone call from my dr.'s office on my chest CT and it came back with a nodula on the lower part of my lung. I will go for another test to see if I have Valley Fever or have ever had it because this nodula could be from that so I am not concerned as I have heard alot of people get scars on their lungs from it.
I didnt get to see my dr. yesterday as scheduled, he was sick. So I will see him in January due to the holidays I have to wait. Kinda a bummer because I still am not on any vitamins yet because he wanted to go over what I needed after my blood work was done.
I have now been on the gluten free diet for 7 days, still have pain and still feeling tired, I so cant wait to get back to being me again!
Well my wonderful husband took me out for my birthday dinner Saturday night and it was wonderful. He called ahead and spoke to the manager and asked about cross contamination and the menu. He took me to OutBack! He ordered for me and he also ate Gluten Free I felt wonderful the whole night, had some Wine and went to bed.
Got up in the morning with my left side and back area hurting we have been so careful since we found out that I have Celiac Disease. My stomach didn't hurt though so I started reading on here to find any possiblities of anything I may have done wrong.
I came across a post of Pancreatitis and read it and now I am SCARED. I don't know what to think right now. Will just keep reading and going to ask my dr. tomorrow when I see him.
This is all still very new to me and I know it will take some time for me to learn all of this. It has been scary to read all the posts and realize how much I will have to change my life style but I know I can do this. I have a wonderful husband and family that are supporting me and reading information along with me and that helps a great deal.