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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      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.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com Store.

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  1. I am somewhat new to this, and others can probably answer better. But the way I understand this whole thing; If you are gluten intollerant or celiac and you eat things with gluten/wheat/flour it basically keeps your small intestines irritated. This can manifest itself in different ways in different people. But technically, an irritated digestive tract can manifest itself in poor digestive problems (lactose, etc), mouth sores, gas, diarrhea, constipation, cramps, bloating, etc. The malabsorbtion of nutrients can cause fatigue, insomnia/tough time waking, irritability, aching joints, mood swings, stunted growth, loss of weight, etc. Then on top of it all you can end up with headaches, migraines, sinus issues, skin irritation, etc. Its a poisoning of your digestive tract, since your digestive system is how your body refuels itself and replentishes itself. An irritated poorly functioning digestive system can and will affect pretty much everything over time. If we don't listen to all the warning signs our body is giving us that something is not right, eventually it moves on to more serious problems. The symptoms can seem misleading, its possible to be lactose intollerant merely because your system cannot function properly to break down fatty foods because its all filled with toxins from all the gluten we put in our bodies. The liver and gall bladder are over worked. I would also imagine if gluten works like other chemical addictions, your body can crave it and you might get a relief from the withdrawl symptoms by ingesting it, even though technically thats bad. Start feeling bad and getting a headache, grab a piece of bread. Eat some crackers. Its only after you've changed your diet and actually really gone through the withdrawl that you start feeling good. Then if you accidentally ingest gluten, you feel the real effects. I would imagine it gets more complicated too if maybe you are allergic to other foods, but they would probably affect your system in a similar way.
  2. Family Making Fun Of Us !

    Maybe smile and hand them some information; From the US Department of Health and Human Services, Gluten page 10. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/pdf/foodallergy.pdf From the American Academy of Allergy, Athsma and Immunology; http://www.aaaai.org/patients/resources/easy_reader/food.pdf Information from Harvard Medical School; http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW...ml?d=dmtContent Mayo Clinic; http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-allergies/AA00058 The idea would be to show that this is an actual serious condition, that you have educated yourself on the subject and that its not just some 'hippie' fad. Once you have shown that this is an issue that deserves some respect, you could appeal to them to help protect the child from what actually can be harmful.
  3. As a Child I was always a picky eater, I basically hated eating most things but would only really have cravings for specific things...generally bread and pasta. Hmmmm... Other food almost made me gag, some days I would feel better and then I would be starving.
  4. My story I posted in another thread, here it is again with a few updates; Heres my symptoms, in order by when they started; Childhood; Bad tooth enamel (cavities) Aches and Pain in my legs at night In my Teens add on; Sinus issues Insomnia (When I finally get to sleep, I have a hard time waking up) Anxiety Allergies Angioneuroedema (allergy to aspirin causing facial swelling) Lack of weight gain TMJ or jaw popping Migraines Occassional canker sores In my Twenties add on; Always cold Dry Skin Dehydration Periods of Depression In my Thirties add on; Fatigue Back Pain Alternating Constipation/Diarrhea Cramps after eating Then lately add to the list; Intermittant Lactose Intollerance And lastly and this is a weird one, I have what I thought was a skin allergy. I would go outside and put my arm through a fence to pet my dog and anywhere my arm touched the wire fence I would get about 5 minutes later red, itchy welp lines. Then it started happening at night if I scratch my arms or back, the welps would form where I scratched. And it would cause more itchiness. I was thinking this may be in association with dermatitis herpetiformis. It even happened on my thumb and finger the other day when I opened a bottle. I can actually slightly run my fingernails across my forearm and sit and watch the welps appear. *** Turns out this is Dermatographism or dermographism. I went to an allergist to get tested for specifically food allergies, they did the 135 pin pricks in the arm test; woohoo. But they chose to do all airborne allergies instead of foods, found I had a slight allergy to mold and grass and thats it. (Which I already knew, I wanted tested for foods. pffft doctors.) But while looking into why I had severe sinus issues they found out I had a maxillary sinus cyst that required surgery, I was put under and they did the surgery through my mouth. This caused a dislocated jaw on the side where I have the TMJ. This caused extreme severe joint pain. I was in more pain than the doctors acted like they thought I should be in. It was severe 24/hr a day pain, I couldn't think or sleep. I went to a TMJ specialist and now wear a splint that alleviates that issue. Long story short, I believe most of my issues are caused by Gluten. I believe my TMJ and dislocated jaw issues were made more severe by just an already present sensitivity to joint pain. The Angioneuroedema may not be related but I didn't always have that issue it came on around the same time as the sinus issues because I used to take aspirin for the sinus headaches. I was planning on having the blood test done, but because I am pretty convinced Gluten is the issue I have started to change my diet already. I used to crave Pasta, Bread and Cereal. One last thing with my Migraines, I usually start burping before the Migraine comes on, after it comes on I get nausea which is followed by vomitting bile. The doctor I go to for Migraines says this is normal for Migraines. Which is true, but its not normal for humans. It tells me its digestive related. I have not been tested for celiac yet.... The first week being Gluten-free I had burning sensation on my skin, small headaches, a lot of fatigue, yawning uncontrollably, and a larger appetite.
  5. Little question....do they use the same oil to fry their fries that they've used to deep fry battered Chicken?
  6. Not for me, for me its almost 1 hour after having a shake or something that I will have an issue. But for me, its intermittant. Sometimes I would have that issue and sometimes not, that made it real hard to decide what was causing it. For me I think I am more lactose intollerant if I have had a heavy week of Gluten filled diet. Not had a delayed reaction.
  7. Biopsy Scheduled...freaking Out..

    Well they say seeing is believing. I think thats the point of the Gold Standard remark, nothing says 100% like actually looking in there. I wonder if you had the vocal issues and all that because you were not put asleep? A person asleep will relax quite a bit more than a person awake, that could make a difference. I have not had mine done yet, but I would have no issue with it. I have had more severe surgery and was'nt worried. I mean you go in, they put you out, and you wake up and go home.
  8. Strange, I also had a cyst. But mine was in my sinuses.
  9. Its amazing how the puzzle pieces fit, I just last week found out about celiac disease so I just stopped eating Gluten this week. I am 98% I have thes without even going to the doctor, because I have almost all symptoms everyone talks about here, and I've always thought it was food related. I suffer from Migraines as well and take Imitrex injections which work most of the time, if the migraine is really bad it might not work. About two weeks ago I went to the doctor because when I get migraines I vomit, and i always thought it was drainage from sinus problems. I had sinus surgery which cleared most of my sinus issues. And I still vomit with a headache, I had the thought that my vomitting was not drainage but bile. My doctor agreed. Now...if your liver cleanses toxins from your body, this makes even more sense. My doctor said that it was normal for migraines to vomit bile, I thought it maybe normal for migraines but its not normal for humans. There has to be something causing it.
  10. I've been off gluten or trying to be for the last week, I am yawning, tired, sore, I have a headache, and my skin feels like its burning like a slight sunburn feeling even though I have no sunburn. Thats my experience.
  11. Anyone In Rolla, Mo Area?

    St Louis here too. Wish there were more gluten-free friendly resteraunts here.
  12. My Story

    Ive not been tested for any thyroid problems either. Pretty much all of my issues sort of come and go, intermittant, Thats why for a while I thought it was seasonal, or the weather, and then food allergy. I dont know enough about thyroid issues to know if they can come and go? On the Gluten, part of my diet was already gluten free, I could of by accident gone a few days with none and then had a gluten heavy day or two. Sort of like going from a few days of meat and potato to pizza and a slice of cake. I sort of figure this random diet that I had before could explain the random timing of the symptoms.
  13. My Story

    Yeah maybe I should get the blood test done now. Strange thing, after not eating any Gluten filled products a few days I have had a headache, I had less fatigue and my skin feels like its burning.
  14. Heres my symptoms, in order by when they started; Childhood; Bad tooth enamel (cavities) Aches and Pain in my legs at night In my Teens add on; Sinus issues Insomnia (When I finally get to sleep, I have a hard time waking up) Allergies Angioneuroedema (allergy to aspirin causing facial swelling) Lack of weight gain TMJ or jaw popping Migraines Occassional canker sores In my Twenties add on; Always cold Dry Skin Dehydration Periods of Depression In my Thirties add on; Fatigue Back Pain Alternating Constipation/Diarrhea Cramps after eating Then lately add to the list; Intermittant Lactose Intollerance And lastly and this is a weird one, I have what I thought was a skin allergy. I would go outside and put my arm through a fence to pet my dog and anywhere my arm touched the wire fence I would get about 5 minutes later red, itchy welp lines. Then it started happening at night if I scratch my arms or back, the welps would form where I scratched. And it would cause more itchiness. I was thinking this may be in association with dermatitis herpetiformis. It even happened on my thumb and finger the other day when I opened a bottle. I can actually slightly run my fingernails across my forearm and sit and watch the welps appear. *** Turns out this is Dermatographism. I went to an allergist to get tested for specifically food allergies, they did the 135 pin pricks in the arm test; woohoo. But they chose to do all airborne allergies instead of foods, found I had a slight allergy to mold and grass and thats it. (Which I already knew, I wanted tested for foods. pffft doctors.) But while looking into why I had severe sinus issues they found out I had a maxillary sinus cyst that required surgery, I was put under and they did the surgery through my mouth. This caused a dislocated jaw on the side where I have the TMJ. This caused extreme severe joint pain. I was in more pain than the doctors acted like they thought I should be in. It was severe 24/hr a day pain, I couldn't think or sleep. I went to a TMJ specialist and now wear a splint that alleviates that issue. Long story short, I believe most of my issues are caused by Gluten. I believe my TMJ and dislocated jaw issues were made more severe by just an already present sensitivity to joint pain. The Angioneuroedema may not be related but I didn't always have that issue it came on around the same time as the sinus issues because I used to take aspirin for the sinus headaches. I was planning on having the blood test done, but because I am pretty convinced Gluten is the issue I have started to change my diet already. I used to crave Pasta, Bread and Cereal. I've tried to avoid Gluten starting this week. One last thing with my Migraines, I usually start burping before the Migraine comes on, after it comes on I get nausea which is followed by vomitting bile. The doctor I go to for Migraines says this is normal for Migraines. Which is true, but its not normal for humans. It tells me its digestive related.