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Hello I am new here. About a month ago my doctor diagnosed me with celiac diease. He was just a regular MD. He did a blood test and it came back negative and did not send me to a GI. I kept having reactions after I ate and I wrote down all the things that I was eating. He at first told me that he thought that it may be a wheat allergy and to go home and cut wheat out of my diet and to let him know how it was going. I stayed wheat free and to my suprise I felt much better. Untill I had some bread crumbs and back to the doctor I went. So he told me that it was definatly wheat. Then it was other things that was causing my reactions beer, some candies, oats was what topped it off as a celiac diagnoses to him. So much to my suprise while reading and reading many things I have finally found out the cause of why my life has been crazy with an upset stomach. I am 26 years old and I have two wonderful children, and a great husband. I was not to thrilled at the diagnoses as I have a two year old that can eat a loaf of bread by himself. But this problem spiked pretty badly while I was pregnant with my daughter. I had an abruption of the placenta and was put on bed rest from the time that I was 17 weeks pregnant with her till I delivered. The funny thing was that the pain did not go away after I had her. I was still in so much pain I couldnt stand it. NOt to mention that they did every test on me except a blood test for celiac diease or food allegries while I was pregnant. They did one test that consisted of taking 17 tubes of blood. Any ways I am having a rough time adjusting especially when it comes to cross contamination. My husband is a pipe line surveyor and myself and the kids travel with him, we usually spend a great amount of time in motel rooms, I do cook alot but most of the time it is run to get what I need and cook as soon as I get it. Another thing that I am concerned about is over the counter medications. Does anyone know if Equate muscle rub contains any gluten products or those patches that you put on your back. I have been very very careful what I eat lately but I have been having some major cramping and bloating. I thought that maybe a salad that I ate from a resturant may have been cross contamanated. But I got to thinking about the rub and thought that I would ask. Well I look foward to meeting all of you. I am so thankful for a group like this and that it is here as I am completely stupid about all of this celiac stuff. My doctor does not know much about it either as he is the one that sent me to the internet for advice and to research on my own. Thank goodness he at least knew about it.