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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Lymphocytic/mycroscopic Colitis

    I just thought I'd stop by, I haven't had any symptoms of the Lymphocytic/mycroscopic colitis for almost 3 months now, and I am eating wheat again, I have been for 6 weeks now, without one ill effect. I consider myself extremely lucky. When all of my problems were full blown I felt it was in my best interest to try everything humanly possible to get over my condition. I sure did appreciate all of the help and advice I received from you good folks on this Forum. I just wanted to stop by and bid you adieu.
  3. get checked for Microscopic/lymphocytic colitis...I have been doing lots of reading about it, it is what I have..see my sig..anyway lots of people with celiacs have this as well....look it up on google and see if it sounds like your is hard to diagnose and I was lucky enough to go to a good Endo who found it right away... try Physillum husk, two teaspoons, three times a day, with meals, that should help you with the D.
  4. Lymphocytic/mycroscopic Colitis

    no, so far I'm doing quite well now, I am hypothyroid, which is another autoimune disorder.... Try some Psyllium husks, I swear that is what is helping me the most..I take two heaping teaspoons in water with every meal, it is kinda like drinking sawdust, but who cares, it helps...I was going constantly to the bathroom, up at night too, and it was hell trying to work or do anything for I am back to just once or twice in the morning, although it is still rather urgent, but nothing like it was. Good luck to you I sure know how miserable this is....
  5. I am making a huge pizza from scratch using Pizza and French Bread mix from the Gluten Free H is great and just goes with the flow..eats whatever I fix, gluten free....he thinks it taste just fine.. and having a few drinks..Woohoo...and if we are lucky we might make it to 10 o'clock or so..
  6. Does This Sound Familiar ?

    Sorry for the double post, but wanted to get back to you wonderful folks on here and maybe this will help some other poor fool out there as well.. I added it to my sig, but here is what I have confirmed Microscopic/lymphocytic colitis ..but I am still staying gluten free, because initially it just made me feel better, it didn't do anything for the constant D, but now I have an answer for that..and I am doing much much better...and I know you people can relate to this..I am even back to real turds... I have been gluten free for almost 3 months now as well..and am sticking to it...everything my body is telling me is that I am on the right track, despite the negative tests. and of course I have "friends" who say "well if the tests says you can have wheat, then what's the problem" and then they look at me like I am nuts...but my entire family, and especially my husband, are extremely supportive and know I am not crazy. It has been fantastic to come here and read what so many of you have to say, and how true it rings for me as well... I also have to say in my Docs defense that Microscopic/lymphocytic colitis can go undiagnosed for years, it is hard to I do have lots of faith in the man. They even felt at the clinic if wheat bothers me, well don't eat it. Duh-o... Merry Christmas
  7. Lymphocytic/mycroscopic Colitis

    Oh thank you for that, well I firmly believe there is a direct connection..and also NOTHING brought me any relief except for adding Psyllium husk to my diet and getting off of wheat, and then it was over 2 months before things started to get better.
  8. After massive biopsies..{endoscopsy and colonoscopy] it has been determined this is what I have...and it rings true, I am like a text book case for this, but I have also been off of wheat for about 3 months, and two months prior to the tests....they said I am negative for celiac sprue..does anybody else have this autoimune disorder too ??? So I ate some cookies after they told me this..and nothing really happened, but I was a bit more gassy than usual a day or two later..I think I am staying off of wheat for the time being anyway..because I am finally getting almost back to normal. does anybody else have this...Lymphocytic/Mycroscopic basically means you, sorry, crap yourself to death...constant non-bloody D.....but it does go away, mine is about stopped now for the last 3 weeks. I have also read some other articles that say about a third of the people with this also have celiacs...
  9. Don't be scared I did it last night and this morning, had the COLONSCOPY/UPPER ENDOSCOPY done at 10 am this morning...and it was a piece of cake..didn't feel or know a thing, they had me totally out...and the stuff you have to drink is not bad at all...I drank the big bottle of stuff at 6 pm last night and then at 7 pm drank one of the little bottles...then at 6 am had another of the little bottles of need to be really cleaned out or they might just not even do need that big bottle of Golightly first or it won't be have to do what they tell you to do. I had to drink a 10 oz bottle of Magnesium Citrate Oral Solution..I assume it is the same as the Golighty..I thought it tasted pretty good even....the little bottle of stuff are alot worse !!!!
  10. Endoscopy Results

    me too me too..I had an Endoscopy and colonoscopy today as well.. But about a month ago I had negative blood work for Celiacs, because I have been off of gluten for 2 months now...I didn't know, so I am not going back to get positive results, I am off of Gluten for good..but he did find a few other things... He removed 3 polyps, I have mild Diverticulosis, mild gastritis and he took many biospsys from both proceudres, also checking for Celiacs, but I'm not holding out much hope there.. And no Cancer ...I go back in 2 weeks for all of the results, but it was just good for my peace of mind to find out a few things. I have had had a slight pain right where the Diverticulosis that explains that. Regardless of whatever else he finds, I am gluten free for life now..because the horrible bloating and gas are gone now, and my D is finally getting under control a bit, and no medication in the world ever had any effect on the D.
  11. Oh YAY, I have a box of that and a box of Pamela's wheat free bread mix to try in the near future.....the little things mean a lot don't they.. I am dying for a pizza...I always made homemade this is good news indeed...
  12. I've always been selective about what I cook for me and the H, so it's not that tough, just elimanating a few more things now...but that leaves tons of things..meat, fish, poultry and veggies...rice, I just adjust whatever I cook, corn strach for gravies and sauces now, it's pretty easy. Not a big pastry eater anyway...I love Van's gluten free waffles..and the Light Brown Rice Bread ENER-G makes, makes a wonderful toasted is a bit hard to eat without frying or toasting though... I have a box of the Gluten Free Pantry Pizza dough mix, but haven't made it yet....I have high hopes though.
  13. Just The Beginning

    Hi I am pretty new myself..I had negative blood work about 3 weeks ago, but at the time I had been off of gluten for about 5 weeks...but I am having an endoscopy tomorrow, and I see from reading here that it will most likely be negative as well, since I have been off of gluten for almost 2 months now..but my constant D, that will respond to nothing, not even some high powered stuff my regular Doc gave me, is finally getting better, psyllium husks help as well.. I am having a colonoscopy as well in the morning just to be sure nothing else is wrong...but the change in diet is making a huge difference, with in a few days my horrible bloating and gas went away. It has been fun trying to think of things to fix and the way we eat, which is rather simple anyway, it is not to hard, just good natural food cooked simply, atleast until I get healed up a bit better. So far I have found Quinoa to be the best substitue for pasta, atleast for our tastes anyway. Good luck and this site is awesome, it has been extremely helpful for me to be here, mentally and physically, and it is good to know we are not alone in this.
  14. Cold All The Time

    I am cold most of the time too..I haven't been this cold since my thyroid was dangerously out of whack, but it is under control now, just had it rechecked..but my hands and feets are freezing most of the I get all bundled up and them I have a hot flash, I can't win... but I am sure it is all related to Celiacs, I am hoping once I get healed up, I am only gluten free for 2 months now, that is will go away..along with the chronic D..