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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.


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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Oh No! The Dishwasher?

    I never knew dishwasher cleaners existed. I will have to find some! I always take mine apart and scrub it by hand each month. Thanks Patti!
  3. My pain is on the left side, just under the ribcage. I don't see why it couldn't be in the center, under the sternum. As I understand it, people feel the pain in different parts of their abdomen. And yes, it is pain triggered by gluten. If you have only been glutenfree for a few months, you might feel the pain for up to another year as your body heals itself.
  4. Falling Into Temptation.

    Treen Bean, I agree that a major part of my problem is when I am watching others eating it. I work in a convenience store, and I see everyone buying cupcakes and cookies that I would love to eat. The cancer issue and such are not enough to make me stay glutenfree. I don't get diarrhea, just pain for a day or two. Since I am already in pain with my arthritis, what is a little more pain? It makes me weak in the remaining glutenfree plan. What helps me is that a couple of my customers are celiac, and we keep each other strong. Having someone in your life that looks you in the face and says, "What are you doing?!?!?" goes a long way. I wish I could get that on a message board, but here, I can just log off. My celiac friends in real life don't let me just turn away from them.
  5. I was diagnosed in 2004. I don't get pain for months from a crumb anymore, but it does last for two days. I have found that doing the arms-over-head-lean-to-the-right stretches help relieve the pain. I don't know why or how it helps me, but it does. For the longest time, I thought it was being caused by an ulcer or dairy. I had quit eating all dairy, but still had the awful pain. Then I read about celiac in an issue of Woman's Day, and tried eliminating gluten. After a couple of months glutenfree, the pain went away. Now it only comes back when I gluten myself. Try eliminating all gluten for a couple of months and see if it goes away. Treat yourself nicely, and remember that gluten hides in many places, and it is up to you to look for it.
  6. The pain you are describing is what I get when I have been glutened. Nothing stops it except time. Even after the worst of the pain is gone, the area is still very sensitive to pressure. Make extra sure that you are not getting gluten anywhere. It takes 6 to 8 weeks for my pain to stop when it happens.
  7. Mc Donalds Ff

    I know exactly what you mean!
  8. My Unthinking Husband

    Then you would be surprised at what the mind can do to a body. Surely if you inhaled a crumb of bread, you would have noticed. It is large in comparison to the nasal passages, and you would have felt it. I think perhaps you might have gotten glutened from a different source. For the record, I am the only one in my family that is celiac. I deal with breadcrumbs and the like all the time. It is MY responsibility to make sure that I do not inhale or ingest gluten, not their's. I don't sniff dirty dishes, lick mixing spoons, or put my fingers in my mouth. I simply rinse everything, load the dishwasher, wash the counters, then wash my hands. A little bit of personal responsibility goes a very long way.
  9. It's nice to see you, too, Patti. I am finished with college, I have my Bachelor's in Accounting, so now I have time to check in on the board again. I also have two handsome grandsons, pictured in my avatar. I hope the last couple of years have been good for you.
  10. Ditto, Patti. The only reason I rinse my dishes before loading them into the dishwasher is so I don't have to clean the dishwasher as often. Grease-filled drain traps are nasty!
  11. My Unthinking Husband

    I don't understand how you got glutened by a dish you did not eat off of. To cause a celiac reaction, the gluten has to be ingested, not looked at or smelled. Could you be having a psycho-somatic reaction? You really should relax and chill out a bit, overreacting will only get you labeled a nut-case.
  12. Please Help!

    Rob, If your wife can have dairy, try getting some whey protein to put in yogurt for her. I use it with milk, yogurt, and frozen fruit to make shakes. Ice cream can be used in place of yogurt. I wish you both the best!
  13. It sounds like you might have an intestinal infection. The inflammation and white cells are the indicators I am looking at. Perhaps a round of antibiotics with something for yeast infection might help.