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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 SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan 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-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs 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 BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere 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. FootballFanatic added a post in a topic Sandwich Bread & Meals On The Road   

      Wow, I just discovered kinnikinnick breads... the italian style tapioca bread and the sandwich bread are so good for sandwiches and toast.

      The english muffins also made a good sandwich especially if you like peanut butter and jelly.

      And their blueberry muffins are very close to store-bought "mini muffins" and "otis spunkmeyer muffins"
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    2. FootballFanatic added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Cover Girl?
      They told me they will list gluten but I get really nervous about reading my own label without confirmation....

      I have the 'Lipslicks' and I am worried to use it since I will for sure be ingesting at least a small amount.

      Anyone use it?
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    3. FootballFanatic added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Does Anyone Have The Cosmetic Ingredients List
      I just got a new job with a cosmetic company, got a lot of new things for sign on and i checked for obvious signs of gluten but I don't know what the ingredients are that have chemical names.

      I know there is a list somewhere, if anyone has the link please send it to me!
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    4. FootballFanatic added a post in a topic Please Help....getting Very Frustrated With Continued Symptoms   

      All I can say is me too.

      Your story is almost identical to me.

      The only advice I'm getting now is that it's anxiety symptoms and to calm down or that I was misdiagnosed with celiac diease.

      I only the same meals cooked the same way. All of my meds have been checked...Cosmetics, coooking utensils. Everything is new and gluten free
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    5. FootballFanatic added a post in a topic Extreme Pain And Bizzare Symptoms!   

      First of all, I haven't been on in a while, but I read your whole ordeal and I really hope things are alright for you. I hope you start feeling better soon and that you find a doctor who works with you. I have been there - during exam week - with appendicitis. No sympathy from the professors, just make sure not to neglect your own body because the grades aren't nearly as important as your life, and we all want you to get better! You've been very strong and I'm in admiration of your stability through this. Feel better soon!

      Second, I think personal disputes should be resolved in private messages, this topic is about Lisa's mystery illness.
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    6. FootballFanatic added a post in a topic Stupid Co-workers!   

      my former favorite candy.
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    7. FootballFanatic added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Dentist Soon
      What questions do I ask them to make sure I will be safe?

      I don't even want to go now!!! :-/
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    8. FootballFanatic added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      I first started having symptoms October 06, and I got diagnosed in July. It's December. Another month gone and I still have not gone a whole day without feeling terrible. It's just getting worse and worse. I'm living off xanax and pepto. My grades and my social life have gone to hell because I don't want to leave my house, but I don't want to be in my house either.

      I just want to break out of my skin. I don't want to die but I don't want to live this life.

      What's wrong, There is NO way I'm getting gluten. I have replaced every single thing I cook with, I only eat 3 different meals that are all gluten free. I wash my hands like gluten is a poison on everything I touch. I moved out of the kitchen and do everything in my room - except when i use the stove and I cover my pot that I'm cooking with.

      When am I going to get better?
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    9. FootballFanatic added a post in a topic Anybody Care To Help Me Out?   

      I would try seeing an allergist? That's actually who led me to getting diagnosed (but I got lucky because he has Celiac Disease himself)

      But everyone here is right it could be allergies to something else.

      But a lot of your symptoms sound like how I was (and kind of still am)

      Keep pressing those doctors hard. That's how I got diagnosed in under 10 months.
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    10. FootballFanatic added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      My Brother Got Tested Yesterday...
      So about 2 months after I got sick, my brother started having pains in his intestines and stomach. At first we thought it might be appendicitis or a hernia because he said it felt more like a muscle pain, but the more I talked to him we realized it's probably intestinal spasms....(what you take levsin, etc. for)

      It finally sent him to the doctor yesterday and they blood tested him. I am kind of worried that if he has Celiac Disease it will show a false negative like mine and he will continue to go on hurting...

      But I guess why I'm writing is because I feel so guilty because I almost want him to have it. Yes, mostly because I want him to feel better, but I also don't want to feel so alone.

      If he had it he would be lucky because he doesn't really have trouble with foods so he could eat anything he wanted gluten-free (unlike me who is stuck to a bland diet of the same 3 meals daily)

      But am I a horrible person for hoping that I'm not alone and that he's with me? And what do I do if it's negative? I feel very passionately that what he's experiencing is Celiac Disease - the symptoms he has fit perfectly. Plus we've had all the same ailments all our lives.
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    11. FootballFanatic added a post in a topic How Tall Are You?   

      5'9" and beginning to love it.

      It was horrible in high school though.
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    12. FootballFanatic added a post in a topic Denial Denial Denial- Long Rant   

      Just keep remembering it takes time.

      The thing that made it hard for me personally, was when I told the people are me (my parents, boyfriend, family, best friends) they all just said, "well at least you know what it is"

      And no one acted like it was a really huge deal in my life. It's one of the biggest things that could actually happen in my life! Sure, it's not CANCER or AIDS or LIFE THREATENING, but it is a lifelong condition that we have to make constant sacrifices for.

      I still get in denial 4 months later. I don't know when it will finally go away, but no matter what anyone says - it's a big deal and it takes time.
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    13. FootballFanatic added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      If You Are Having Trouble Coping
      I found this site -

      They have communities to join for almost anything that could possibly cause stress or hurt in your life. I've been on a day not only for Celiac Disease but a couple of other psychological issues I've got going on - but after 1 day I feel like I have so many new friends supporting me.

      It's a really good site to join.
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    14. FootballFanatic added a post in a topic Odd Coincidence   

      Haha, my boyfriend and I are moving into a new place together May 1, and we are already planning the kitchen scrubdown that will take place. We have some layover time, where we will have both houses so a whole day is going into kitchen deglutening.
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    15. FootballFanatic added a post in a topic Small Rant   

      I'm sorry.
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