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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. Hi Sella, I know you said you had your thyroid checked but have you had a full blood panel done? While I don't have Celiac (well, I haven't been tested for it), I do have a severe gluten allergy (IgE) as well as gluten sensitivity (IgA). When I started my gluten-free diet, I did experience pretty serious hair loss that I still struggle with today almost 10 years later. Turns out, the hair loss is a symptom of my PCOS (which is what triggered my gluten issues according to my doctors), not the gluten-free diet or gluten in general. In my efforts to get healthier I replaced old symptoms with new ones. Try talking to your doctor about the hair loss & see if there is anything else going on that could be behind it.
  2. Destin Area Restaurants

    Thanks for the suggestions! If anyone else has any more, please let me know. Jess
  3. Destin Area Restaurants

    Hi ya'll! I will be vacationing for a week in July in the Destin/Ft. Walton/Miramar Beach area. Our condo has a kitchen in it thank God but we will be eating out on the beach & boardwalk alot. If you know of any safe suggestions please let me know! Otherwise I am going to be eating nothing but steamed crab legs & mussels! Thank you! Jess
  4. Destin/panama City Beach

    I am going to be in the Destin/Ft. Walton Beach area in July & desperately need restaurant suggestions! Otherwise I will be drinking wine & eating crab all week!!!!! Any links or information would be helpful!.
  5. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  6. Eating At Ihop

    I am constantly eating @ the IHOP here in Dallas after some late nights @ the bar. While I have never had a glutening attack, I also order the same things everytime. I only get fresh egg omelets or the breakfast sampler with absolutely no pancakes. I wish that could eat other items & sometimes want to chance it but I don't. It is wonderful that more & more restaurants are educated & accommodating to those of us with food sensitivities but it is definitely not the norm or a requirement. To be completely honest unless a place has a gluten-free menu I mostly don't even mention it to the wait person. I am just very careful & precise about my order & say it as nicely as possible. That usually gets me what I want & if not b/c I was so nice they are more than happy to fix something that is wrong when I finally bring up my gluten allergy. I like how it was put earlier, Eating out is a privilege not a right for me. This is so true & a fact it took me forever to come to terms with this! No restaurant employee (unless I know them personally) is going to give a crap about my special needs & I shouldn't expect them too. Alot of this next part comes from the fact I am young so I still have many friends in the industry, but take the advice that was given to me... Kindness goes a looooong way. Be specific & nice when you order. And if they go above & beyond, PLEASE tip good! A terrible first experience with a person with allergies can ruin the wait person's opinion of all of us & they are waaaaay less likely to help future customers with the problem!!! Sorry for the rant just thought I would pass on my 2 cents...
  7. Fox And Hound Sportsbar

    Sorry this is such a late response but I didn't see this post! I go to Fox n Hound like twice a week but the only thing I eat there is the cheese fries. They are definitely gluten-free as I have never gotten sick from them as is the ranch dressing. They are really good too! Well, at least the ones around Dallas are. They also have Tito's Vodka & during the week it is counted as well vodka! Hope this helps a little....
  8. Thyroid Problem

  9. Thyroid Problem

    Ok, so here are my previous test results. Comment away! Cortisol (Free) - 24.2 (4.0-50.0) Urine Creatine- 0.92 (0.63-2.50) Testosterone (Free) - 1.3 (0.1-6.4) Testosterone (Total) - 23 (2-45) DHEA- 147 (45-320) Progesterone level was a 32 in a range of 30-100 FSH- <0.7 LH- <0.2 TSH- 1.80 (0.40-5.50) T-4 (Free) - 1.1 (0.8-1.8) Like I said before I am 24 if my age is @ all important. Also these tests are from this time last year when I had only been off of BC for about 3 months. I have seen a huge increase in the severity of my symptoms since that time so I am wondering if the BC was still in my system @ the time of this test.
  10. Ok, so I am still having problems with my thyroid & have yet to find a doctor willing to do anything about it. According to them it is not enough that I lose a handful of hair 2x a day, am constantly tired & cold, have terrible skin, insanely high cholesterol levels, & have extra body hair creeping up everyday. Somehow they find it
  11. Hives & Accidental Gluten Ingestion

    I am not too sure about the celiac aspect but I as far as wheat allergies go, you should have a blood allergy test. I do not test positive for wheat on the skin test however I test VERY positive for it on the blood test. I also suffer from severe hives every so often when I have been glutened. You really should have another allergy test!
  12. Can Going Gluten Free Develop Allergies

    Mitch, You should really go see an allergist. When I found out about my wheat allergy there was a list of other things I was allergic to also but never got a reaction from. Now that I am gluten free I have noticed I get a reaction from these things that I did not before. My allergist describes it as you body can only fight back so had so it fights the hardest against the things that will really hurt you. If the wheat it what hurts you the most & you have eliminated it from your diet, your body has the chance to focus on your other allergies. It may seem like a bum deal (or @ least I thought it was) that you have acquired these "new" allergies but really you had them the whole time. You body is just now healthy enough to fight back. On the allergist topic, make sure they give you a blood allergy test & a skin test. A skin test will not always tell you what digestive allergies you have. I hope this helped a bit!
  13. Hair Still Falling Out!

    Loraleena... Here is what I found in an old post. I know there is more than this but I don't know where the paperwork is! Cortisol (Free) - 24.2 (4.0-50.0) Urine Creatine- 0.92 (0.63-2.50) Testosterone (Free) - 1.3 (0.1-6.4) Testosterone (Total) - 23 (2-45) DHEA- 147 (45-320) Progesterone level was a 32 in a range of 30-100 FSH- <0.7 LH- <0.2 TSH- 1.80 (0.40-5.50) T-4 (Free) - 1.1 (0.8-1.8) I am 24 if my age is @ all important.
  14. Hair Still Falling Out!

    It has been so long since I had the test I don't remember. Let me see if I can find the results. I posted them on here a while back....
  15. Kari-out Brand Soy Sauce Packets?

    Kari-Out is very definitely gluten-free! I order it by the case from the website & carry them in my purse, keep them in my desk @ work, etc. I eat a TON of chinese food & sushi so I was crushed when I thought I couldn't eat soy sauce anymore.