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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)
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Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free?
How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful?
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Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested?
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Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases?
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Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid?
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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?
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Clubbing is really not a problem. I go out every weekend and I just drink stuff that I know is gluten free. Problem is mainly drinking in more moderation since the stomach is usually rather weak, thus it's easier to feel queasy / sick.
Actually, when me and my friends eat out it's often a barbecue, which is great since I love cooking and this way I can read all of the products there are . But when we do go out, I just order for myself. There's always something that is wheat free and my friends don't make a fuss about it, which is great;
But yes, dating isn't a problem. I'm not really that into it, but I have gone out with girls, and they never really made a fuss about it.
Our house isn't gluten free at all. Normally, I eat stuff my family eats (chicken / potatoes / rice) but when it comes to stuff that contains wheat, such as pasta, my mum prepares my food first then prepares the rest of the food. That way, my food isn't contaminated and the rest of the family can still enjoy their food.
It works well. I have never had reactions of any kind and my family would be pretty disappointed if they had to cut their foods because of me, and I understand them.
But then again, my mother doesn't bake things that contain wheat, and all food is given by the pharmacy rather than made, so that could be a factor.
Onions have acids (Part of the reason they make you cry). I don't think garlic / potatoes do
Best case right now is to totally cut off wheats (obviously) and cut off other things that make you feel bad. Go for a case by case basis, since there isn't a common denominator to what is effecting you
Hi, another celiac here new to the forums
I was diagnosed at 14 months of age, and now I'm 16 and well.
@Alli. My parents also informed my old school I was celiac, mainly because I entered when I was 10 years, and still not completely aware of what I was allergic of. But after that one time, my parents had no more contact with the school regarding being celiac.
When I used to go to camps or such, my mum would always enter and explain things. It could be a bit irritating at times, but I just accepted it.
The main issue here is trust. If you can show your parents that you can uphold your diet they will start trusting you. For these last two years, any camp / dinner I went to, I ordered for myself because now they know that I know my condition better than they do (since I'm the only celiac in my family. Well my father is slightly intolerant but he still takes gluten).
Also, as for completely emotional. Yes, I do. It's called being a teenager. Everyone passes through such days at our age. We just have something to blame it on (even though it might not be directly influential.)
@CranberryThief. Give them a few months to understand that you can handle it on yourself. They'll start backing off slowly themselves.
Also, Aim / MSN / Y!IM should be in my profile. Anyone feel free to hit me up. I tend to suffer from boredom a bit
Whenever I go to friends house's, I usually just take my own food. If for some reason they cannot prepare it, I prepare it myself either before visiting my friend's house (stuff that taste good cold should work here such as rice salads) or at my friend's house, since I can cook my own pasta .
Other than that, my friends are supportive by not making a big fuss out of it. I like the fact that they don't act as though I'm different. We go out for a barbecue, they just read labels for "100% beef" or something and get those rather than fussing about it and telling me to get my own. So in the end, I'd say understanding was the way they helped me