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        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. BRCoats added a post in a topic Ankylosing Spondylitis   

      Hey, thanks for that link. I'll check it out.

      I know what it's like to stop sugar/carbs. Holy cow.....if I do that again, I'll start slowly. Die off of candida can be WAY torturous! :-)
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    2. BRCoats added a post in a topic Ankylosing Spondylitis   

      I am already off of all grains. I do eat a little bit of sugar, because I can't tolerate any fruts and veggies (good carbs!) due to my stomach condition (gastroparesis). With the celiac and the gp, I'm really in a bind....which is why I have all the vitamin deficiencies. I'd love to get off the sugar, but when I can't eat any other carb, my energy level goes right in the dumper.

      I'm sure getting plenty of Vit. D is essential. I am currently 10 points below what they consider a low normal for Vit. D. so I'm exploring ways to get more (stomach won't handle any supplements either). I bought a Vit. D3 cream but this is my first day using it. So far, I'm doing good with it and it actually has relieved some pain (I put it directly on my spine).
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    3. BRCoats added a post in a topic Ankylosing Spondylitis   

      I would definitely get tested. The HLA-B27 is just to see if you have the gene. It's not a diagnosis. But with your symptoms and "fusing', I would say it's at least possible that you have AS. Google will find symptoms, one of which being morning stiffness. I am SO stiff in my neck and shoulders in the morning. It feels like someone stole some of my vertebraes in the I don't have as much spine as when I went to sleep. It gets better with warm water and movement. I also found out that I'm real low on Vitamin D, which is probably the cause. So you might suggest testing that also.

      Symptoms of AS do not improve with exercise, unless it's the right type. Such as swimming, which is easy on the joints. I can't hardly play baseball with my son because I'm sore for a week afterwards. Too jarring on the joints.

      So yeah...get tested. It can't hurt anything.
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    4. BRCoats added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research   

      Ankylosing Spondylitis
      Hi Guys and Gals,

      Was wondering if anyone has AS and celiac both. I tested positive on the HLAB27 (gene marker) for the AS. I haven't been officially diagnosed yet, but with the positive gene marker and the symptoms I"m having, it's likely. I'm seeing a rheumatologist next week. Anyway, I was wondering if it goes along with celiac, or if any or you have any experience with it.

      Thanks for any info,
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    5. BRCoats added a post in a topic Las Palmas Green Chile Sauce   

      Hmmmm...well...that always still makes me nervous to just trust them to abide by the law. Guess I will write the company if nobody else has tried it and had good luck with it.

      Thanks for all info.
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    6. BRCoats added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Las Palmas Green Chile Sauce
      Hi All,

      Was wondering if any of you could tell me whether the las palmas green chile sauce is gluten-free. I looked on their website and don't see any info. It does have modified food starch in it.

      Thanks in advance,
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    7. BRCoats added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research   

      Celiac Axis Compression Syndrome?
      Hey everyone,

      Have any of you heard of celiac axis compression syndrome? I have no idea if it is related to celiac disease, but I do know it can be related to gastroparesis (which I have -- very debilitating). I am having trouble finding much info on it, so if anyone knows anything, or knows where best to search, please respond or email me off line (

      Thanks so much!!
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    8. BRCoats added a post in a topic Arbys!   

      Hey guys,

      Just wanted to say thanks for the replies. I feel pretty good about at least trying it long as I have a few days of being able to be sick, just in case.

      Arby's, here I come!!
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    9. BRCoats added a post in a topic Del Taco   

      I would love to know the answer to this too. I don't see anything on their website about gluten-free items. Are their fries gluten-free??
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    10. BRCoats added a topic in Gluten-Free Restaurants   

      Hi all,

      I just went to Arby's website and noticed that they are listing all sorts of items as gluten free! (I thought their beef was gluten-free and that's all). Even the Arby's sauce is listed as gluten-free. Can anyone share their experience with Arbys? Is there a lot of problems with cross contamination, etc?

      If you haven't visited their website lately, you should give it a try. It's an awesome way to list what is gluten-free and what is not. Click the little arrow by the item, and it will give you the specific ingredients of that item. In other words, the roast beef sandwich is listed as having gluten, but if you click the arrow, it give you ingredients of the cheese, the roast beef, and the bun....and then tells you which of those items are gluten-free.

      Anyway, please advise as to whether you think I should try this or not. I'm so sick of Wendy's I could puke.


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    11. BRCoats added a post in a topic Leukocytes In Urine   

      Well, they said the cholesterol was at 217. I'm not sure what the normal range is. I don't know about the good vs. the bad cholesterol. I found out all this info over the phone from the receptionist.

      I'm not on an antibiotic. I haven't spoken with the doctor since he got the test results back. I don't have any symptoms of a UTI, or kidney infection. Could this have to do with a yeast infection? I have been battling an intestinal yeast infection, but not vaginal. Anyway, I have an appointment with the doctor in six days. I would think that if I needed an antibiotic asap, he would have called. At least I hope so! :-)

      What is your opinion on the cholesterol level? Is that WAY high, or just moderately high?
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    12. BRCoats added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research   

      Leukocytes In Urine
      I just found out today that I have leukocytes in my urin, along with a high white blood count. I haven't been able to talk to the doc yet (not until a week from today). Soooo....I was wondering if any of you have had this and know what it means? I'm assuming I have either kidney or a urinary tract infection??? Could it mean anything else?

      I also found out my cholesterol is high, and my thyroid seems to be a bit low. I know those two go hand in hand sometimes. I was shocked to find out about the cholesterol. I'm only 33. I'm five foot four, and weight 106. Doesn't seem like I fit the profile. ??

      Thanks for any info you can offer. :-)
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    13. BRCoats added a post in a topic Celiac Sprue On "doc"   

      Oh darn. I don't know the name of the episode. But it's one where Beverly is pregnant (BIG)...and Doc has his hair cut short. I think it's one of the latest ones. I don't think Billy Cyrus is a good actor....but it is a good, clean show. It's something I can let my kids watch without being paranoid. Anyway....I'm sure they'll show it again. Or you might even be able to purchase the whole series of Docs on video, I dunno. ?
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    14. BRCoats added a post in a topic Yeast Infections   

      Wow. That is cool that everyone has had good experiences. That certainly does ease my anxiety. I'm nearly positive I have an I am prepared for things to get worse. I just don't know HOW worse they'll get. :-)

      Yes, he did recommend the follow up treatments. Acidophilus, along with some natural remedies to keep the yeast away. And he talked about doing the nystatin in between the two doses of diflucan. Basically, I'll be taking a week's worth of diflucan, then maybe nystatin, then one more week of the diflucan. Anyway, I hope it goes good. I'll be starting it within the next few days (I had to schedule in being sick - lol).

      Thanks so much everyone. I really appreciate it!!
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    15. BRCoats added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research   

      Yeast Infections
      Hi again,

      Thanks so much for the info and replies to my last post regarding the yeast infections. I did go to that appointment with my doc, and he feels that the intestinal yeast is a problem, but not the vaginal. If you remember, I don't have any symptoms of the vaginal infection, but my chiropractor told me I did. My doc said that if you're not symptomatic, you don't have it. DUH! Anyway, he gave me diflucan (sp?), and I'm wondering if you can tell me your experience with this drug. I'm scared to death to take it. I hear you can get pretty sick on it -- just because it's getting all those bugs destroyed. I homeschool three kids, so if I'm down too long, I feel like my life will go spinning out of control. Ok, maybe not that bad.....but I really do need to be up and functional. Anyway, can anyone tell me their experiences?

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