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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 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where 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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  1. Sinuses And Fever

    Thanks for your response. About 2 1/2 months ago my dr sent me for bloodwork. It did include a CBC and some other tests, but everything came back normal. I know the fevers are on the low side, but it is above normal for me. Also, when they are slightly elavated, I can feel the increase. That's what leads me to checking my temp. It really wears me out too. I haven't had any allergy testing done but will definitely look into it. Thanks again for your input!
  2. Hey everyone. I was just wondering if anyone could help me figure out what is wrong with me! I have had chronic sinus problems for years. I had sinus surgery about three years ago which helped for awhile, but before I knew it, the problems returned. I am not sure if has any relation to celiac. I was diagnosed with celiac disease a year ago, but looking back, I had symptoms for at least four years prior to diagnosis. I also noticed that my sinus issues started getting pretty bad around that time. For the past 1 1/2 weeks I have been having severe sinus pain and pressure. I get such bad headaches and pain that I sometimes have to take loritab to get through a work day. The loritab doesn't even work too well. It just takes the edge off. I also have had a low grade fever (99-99.5) on and off. In the past I have dealt with low grade fevers for several weeks at a time along with these sinus problems. I have been to my dr and a couple ENTs. My current ENT sent me for a CAT scan awhile ago, and he said it was fine. He gave me three different antiobiotics over the course of several visits in a couple months time. When he gave me the third antibiotic, he also gave me an liquid antibiotic flush for my sinuses. I decided not to use either of these. All of these drs keep writing me scripts even though they don't help! I can't keep taking these-especially when they don't help. I am starting to get kinda scared because I don't know what is wrong with me or where to go for help. I also have type 1 diabetes, and my blood sugars run a little high during these times. I have to increase my insulin and eat very low carb meals, to try to keep control of my sugars. Today I didn't feel like I had a fever until this evening. I took my temp, and it was 99.2. Then about an hour later, I felt ok, took it again, and it was 98.3. This is not uncommon during these times. When I have long stretches of fevers I take motrin or tylenol. Sometimes it helps; sometimes it doesn't. The fever seems to come and go as it pleases. I just want to be healthy and feel healthy. I work hard to control my blood sugars and avoid gluten like the plague. Now, if I can get to the bottom of this, I should be all set. Well, at least for a little bit! LOL! If anyone can help me, or has suggestions, please, pease let me know.
  3. Does anyone know if there are bloodtests to diagnose other food intolerances, or am I stuck doing an elimination diet?
  4. I am taking Lame Advertisement right now. I called the manufacturer before starting it, and they said there was no gluten in it. Some of the side effects can be mistaken as getting glutened?
  5. I am taking Lame Advertisement right now. It really works! I do not snack or sleep more, nor did I gain weight. I have tried to quit before and was a nervous wreck half the time and wanted to strangle someone the other half. I am pretty calm while taking the Lame Advertisement. The only side effect I suffer from is some nausea. I knew nausea was a side effect before I started taking it but figured that I could deal with it for a couple months for such a huge long term benefit. Besides, I dealt with nausea for a couple years before I was dianosed with celiac! A couple months is a piece of cake ( gluten free of course)! I highly recommend Lame Advertisement!!
  6. Well, it sounds like you are doing everything right. One thing is you should make sure you are getting at least a little protein every day because this helps keep blood sugars stable. The blood sugars you posted are not a cause for alarm as they are not too high, but since they are above your normal range, you should probably give your dr a call and let him know about your fluctuations. I'm not sure about how long the levaquin would affect you, but it's almost been a week, so maybe it's something else? Stress, hormones, etc can affect my blood sugar, but for me, I just take extra insulin. As far as the A1C goes, if it's thrown off a little by these readings, you know why it's higher. The A1C just gives you an overall idea of average past blood sugars. By the way, 6.1 is excellent congrats!
  7. I have type 1 and I know it's frustrating when your blood sugars bounce around. First, when did you last take the dose. Second, if you still have an infection, your blood sugars can be out of control. They will usually run higher than normal.
  8. I was prescribed levaquin about 2 months ago, but my pharmacy called me before they filled it because it could affect blood sugars. I am a diabetic also. They contacted my dr, and I got a different antibiotic. After reading your post I am even more thankful that the pharmacy caught it before giving it to me!
  9. Why Won't The Weight Come Off?

    Thanks for the replies. It does make me feel a little better knowing that I'm not the only one struggling with this. I guess I'll just keep working on it.
  10. I have gained 13 pounds since going gluten free at the end of August. In the beginning I did not exercise at all due to the lack of energy and sleeping all the time. Now I live off mostly fruits, vegetables, and chicken. I exercise regularly and I can't shed a pound! I started exercising regularly about 3 months ago. After 3 weeks I GAINED 2 pounds. Even though I was frustrated, I continued and lost the 2 pounds but am staying at a steady weight. Can someone please explain to me the connection of celiac disease and trouble losing weight? I know we absorb more after going gluten free, but I have more energy now and am so much more active. I want to go to the beach this summer and wear a bathing suit, but it's not gonna happen if I don't get my weight down. I'm just feeling down because I'm trying so hard and not getting any results. I am also a type1 diabetic and thought maybe it was my thyroid. I just had bloodwork and saw my endocrinologist. My thyroid is fine, and she said it's not diabetes related. Anyone have tips, advice, or can lead me in the right direction? The slightest glimmer of hope? I would appreciate it so much.
  11. 10 Things I Hate About Celiac

    I hate having to put my life on hold- dropping out of college and praying evrery day that god will get through another work day. Explaining to my aunt for the 100th time that I will never be able to reintroduce gluten into my diet, and I will never "grow out of it." Not being able to be spontaneous because I have to meal plan for diabetes and celiac.
  12. Since Friday I've been getting mild cramping and pain in my esophogus. When I swallow food or liquids it's much worse. It is in just one area. When I drink something hot/warm like coffee or tea it is it is even worse. Before I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I would get severe esophogus cramping every once in awhile. What I've been experiencing the last couple days isn't quite the same, but I was wondering if anyone ever had similar problems. Please let me know. Thanks!
  13. ya know the wax that's on fruit to make it shiny? Is that gluten free?
  14. Is egg nog gluten free? If so, what brand(s)? Thanks!
  15. WOOOHOOO!!! BEER!! Now I won't have to ask my friends if I can smell their beer anymore!