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      • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

        This 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.   Subscribe to FREE email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan 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-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs 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 BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Store.For Additional Information: Subscribe to: Journal of Gluten Sensitivity


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        By cyclinglady · Posted
        What about topical (cream or patches)?  I have used both for hormone replacement therapy.  Are there compounding pharmacies where you live?  They can make the topical or a custom oral to help you avoid corn or gluten.    I do not know if these are effective for PCOS.  You would have to do the research, but I do not see why not.  
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        By LookingforAnswers15 · Posted
        Hi all, I have a question regarding ovarian cysts. I saw a gynecologist today and she found some. I knew I have had one for some time but I was told that it was a water cyst that comes and goes and nothing I needed to worry about. Although no one has told me that I have PCOS, if I am not mistaken,  having ovarian cysts is PCOS. At some point, I was recommended taking birth control pills, which I took but I do not think they helped. After I was diagnosed with celiac, I stopped taking birth control. So today, the doctor stated that ovarian cysts, especially the one that I have had for some time, can mess up my ovarian wall (or something like that) and that I should be on a hormonal therapy to try to get rid of them. However, she was not sure what to prescribe me since she did not know which pills contain gluten. She also told me to look at birth control pills. I went to the pharmacy and they found one kind of hormonal pills that has corn starch, which I am also a bit hesitant to take since I might be reacting to corn. I called the other hospital's lab and they promised me to have my test results by the end of this week, so I hope they tested me for corn. My questions are: 1) If you are a celiac and need to take medication/hormonal therapy, which medicine were you prescribed (I am in Europe so I am hoping that even medicine is called differently, I can find something similar to it), and 2) which birth control pills do you use? I did not expect her to find more than one and to be this concerned. Another thing to worry about...     
      • Symptoms in 5 yr old testing negative
        By mommida · Posted
        I have to assume your son was tested for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGID).  The doctor would have to order the testing from the pathologist on the samples from the endoscopy.  The number of eosinophils (white blood cells usually reserved for fighting parasites ~ as there is a small spear like part of the cell to attack foreign bodies) My daughter was diagnosed with both Celiac and Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE) and the symptoms are very similar. (but my daughter definitely was vomiting up to 5 times a day)  Gluten can be a "trigger" for EE. Part of the treatment is to go on an elimination diet to determine what the triggers are.  The elimination diet is the "usual suspects"/ top 8 allergens (which you are  already doing gluten free and dairy free) and peas.  If the "triggers" are not discovered, the patient usually ends up on a feeding tube. Look through your testing results/reports. If you have any scoping pictures, what are the notations?
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      • Better isn't emotionally better. My life is being taken over...
        By GF Lover · Posted
        You're all over the place huh....understand that perfectly.  I was quite sick when diagnosed and was afraid to eat... Anything.  Every time I ate before gluten-free hurt.  I would have pain before I even finished the meal.  Food = pain so I ate very little.  I started gluten-free with juicing for a month or two.  That got nourishment in me and no more pain.  The old pros on the forum got me thru starting to eat real food again.  Next problem, couldn't cook.  Never liked too.  They introduced me to simple things.  The crock pot became my friend.  I still eat simple meals.  I eat very little processed food.  If I want a sweet, I make it myself.  Same with waffles, etc.  Soon gluten will be a nuisance and not an enemy, trust me.  It is exhausting worrying about your food so much.  Don't worry about arsenic, soy, GMOs, just worry about clean eating.  The rest takes care of itself.  Life will continue, you'll get sick, maybe add a disease as you age but that is life.  I've survived cancer and have 5 AI diseases.  I don't sweat the small stuff :).   One day at a time is something we have all had to learn.  Eat foods in moderation.  Most of us couldn't handle dairy in the beginning.   Some symptoms go quickly, some take a year or two and some never leave.  That's just how it is. Live your life, don't live your food. Colleen 
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