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  1. If you doctor told you to go gluten free right away then I would check with them about waiting to start while waiting for the biopsy. My GI told me to do it immediatly even though my biopsy is not for another 3 or 4 weeks. I called them to double check and they said yes go gluten-free immediatly. Probably to do with how sick I am but I would double check it with the doctor. I've had the scope into the stomach twice before and do not even remember the whole day let alone the test so you will be safe there. Sorry about your mom and hope she recovers well. Jamie
  2. I know that that relieved feeling! I've been seeing doctors for 14 years trying to find out why I'm so sick all the time, was even told to see a shrink by one doctor. Had my gallbladder removed almost 3 years ago and I have a feeling that was unecessary. Once I had dd everything went nuts. Needless to say we were relieved to finally find the reason. I'm having a scope in a few weeks, they found it with blood tests. Love this gastro I'm seeing now, he has saved my life. Will be interesting to see how much damage has been done to my small intestine. So if I have this right from everyones posts Crest toothpaste is okay and so is Dove soaps, how about Dove shampoos. How about laundry detergent? I'm using Era Free right now and Downy Free fabric softner. It's funny because I use Berts Bee's chapstick and dove unscented soaps already due to some serious chemical sensitivities (sp?). Me and dd (who is 14) go round and round about smelly stuff constantly. How about dishwashing soap? I'm doing them by hand right now due to dishwasher acting up. I also use Act mouthwash. Also, is all baking powder and soda okay? And I can not find anything on the vanilla bottles that look like they have gluten in them but how do I know the alcohol that is in them is okay? and is all cornstarch okay? I know, I am just full of questions! I ordered a book the other day called Gluten Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide By: Shelley Case Has anyone read this book? I also have 5 others on interlibrary loan order but can't remember the names right now. Mindy, What about spices are you finding to be a pain? I've been looking at mine and they seem okay. I mostly use Penzeys and a few Island Spices brand I've picked up at Sam's Club. One last question that might be stupid so sorry in advance.... I am assuming that since my pots and pans are stainless that those are okay to use still? Thank you everyone, Jamie
  3. Thank you so much for the responses. From these and reading other threads on this board I have learned a ton. I think I was making it more difficult than it is. I noticed while shopping yesterday that a ton of Walmart brand stuff has gluten free on the label. From looking at everything I think I should be able to buy my regular stuff with a few substitutions like the pancake mix, bread and pasta but I can successfully replace Jasmine rice for any pasta because I have always loved that rice. I didn't realize gluton was in so much stuff, even like the chapstick and shampoos. Do all of you have reactions if you use shampoos and stuff like that with gluton? I think I do when I think about it. Along with classic Celiac disease symptoms I have had many, many others. I have actually been on a search for why I am so sick for years. I've been trying gluten free for only 2 days and I'm hoping to feel better soon. What shampoos and soap do you use? Did all of you have to replace toasters and utensils? Jamie
  4. Hello. I was just diagnosed with Celiac disease. I've been very sick most of my life and it was a relief to finally find out what was wrong. Talk about sticker shock when buying wheat free gluten free bread. I'm looking into it and am considering learning to make my own. My question about reading labels is if it says gluten free on the label does that mean it is safe to eat? And if so why do some things say gluten free/wheat free? Is there a list somewhere that has everything that I need to look for on a label? There are some words on labels that I have no idea what they are so am looking for a list of everything including those. Came home pretty depressed from shopping for foods I can eat. It was very expensive and I did not get much. Jamie