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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. Twister2 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Anybody Else Have Kidney Pain?
      Hi all,

      Just wondering if anyone else suffers from Kidney pain and frequent bladder infections with Celiacs. I seem to constantly have sharp pains around my sides and kidney area as well as 2-3 bladder infections a month. My GP doesn't seem overly concerned about it even though I have the pain when I don't have a bladder infection. Do any of you know if there any kidney complications associated with Celiacs?


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    2. Twister2 added a post in a topic Help I Don't Know What To Do!   

      Hi there, my daughter has also been sick for months and we FINALLY found the world best Peds GI. He STRONGLY advises against gluten challenges for diagnosis. Mainly because this can in fact, in some cases, cause an anaphlactic reaction or severe ilness. He feels this is not ethical to make a child suffer when other diagnostic procedures mainly an endoscopy can reveal the illness, (if done accurately). A doctor who is well educated on Celiac disease will suggest other methods of diagnosis. Also with regard to the gene typing, it can be an indication, but it should absolutely NOT be used as a diagnostic tool. All gene typing means is that the person is PREDISPOSED to Celiac disease, it does not mean that they have it. Our GI suggests this as a "last ditch effort" in diagnosis. Using gene typing as a diagnosis can change someones life and insurability later in life. Choose your doctor carefully, even if it means trying several out first, that is what I did and it has paid off for us!!
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    3. Twister2 added a post in a topic We Are Expecting!   

      Congratulations!! You must be sooo excited! I am due Oct 15th, but because of problems with my last labor my doc is inducing me on the 3rd. As far as the big C goes, I had it really bad a few weeks ago and what really worked for me was to eat alot of grapes. Don't ask me why, but it worked. If you get really bad you can always ask your doc for some colace, although I am not sure if its gluten-free.


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    4. Twister2 added a post in a topic I Had My Baby!   

      She's beautiful Kayjay!! Congrats! How are you recovering from your C-section?Our little guy is due on Oct 15th, but apparently he's a little anxious to get out early. I have been on bedrest for 6 weeks for preterm labor. I have one week left of bedrest then we should be ok if he's born then. I can't wait to see him!


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    5. Twister2 added a post in a topic Any Anti-nausea Medication Gf   

      Hi there! Sorry you are so sick! I was like this with my last child and it was pure hell. Especially if you have other kiddies to care for. Just a warning about Phenergan, it will knock you on your butt and if you have other small kids I would probably opt for Zofran even though it is more expensive. I took Phenergan, but only when my husband was home because I kept falling asleep with a 2 year old in the house. You will probably have to phone the maker of both meds to find out if they are gluten-free. If you want to go the nautal route, try ginger pills if your OB says its ok. They helped me a bit. I hope you feel better soon!
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    6. Twister2 added a post in a topic Wearing Medical Alert Bracelet?   

      Medic alert tags are generally for emergency personnel such as Paramedics and ER staff, to alert them of potentially fatal allergic reactions or medical conditions that may affect their course of treatment when a patient is rendered unconsious or unable to speak for themselves. As a former Medic, I don't believe Celiacs falls into these categories. Although it is a serious medical condition, it would rarely seriously affect the course of emergency treatment.
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    7. Twister2 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Help! Glutened By A Friend!
      Hey all, anyone else ever been accidently glutened by a friend??? We had friends over for dinner, and my husband was making homemeade burgers. A friend of ours was mixing the meat up and put a beer in there to add flavor. I ate the burger and have been sick for two days and itching like crazy! I told my husband the next day that I couldn't figure out what I had eaten, but I felt terrible and he said "oh yeah, our friend put a beer in the hamburger." I was so mad even though neither of them meant to make me sick. My hubby said "well it was just beer, I thought it was fine"'s like beer is its own food group or something!!!
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    8. Twister2 added a post in a topic Anyone Else Exhausted All The Time?   

      Hey there, and welcome! I hear ya about being tired. I would love to just sleep the next few months away if I could. I have two other kids aged 3 1/3 and 1 1/2 so my naps are few and far between. I still feel pretty tired despite being gluten-free and taking vitamin B-12 shots. I wish I could tell what symptoms are pregnancy and which are Celiacs! I wish I could offer you more advice, but I thought i'd just co-sympathize with you.
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    9. Twister2 added a post in a topic Recurrent Miscarriage And Celiac   

      First let me say how sorry I am for your loss. Our second pregnancy was twins and we lost one of them in the 11th week. I was an undiagnosed Celiac at the time. I know that hormone imbalances can cause miscarriage. Particularily progesterone deficiency. Have you had your vitamin and progesterone levels checked? I will keep you in my prayers to conceive a happy and healthy child!


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    10. Twister2 added a post in a topic Grieving For Food   

      I know EXACTLY how you feel. Right now I am pregnant, and I would KILL for a hawaiian pizza. When I was first diagnosed, I felt horribly depressed. My husband is an AWESOME cook, and we just love to cook together, its our "thing". I felt like all of that would change, and while it has in some ways, we just work around it. He doesn't mind eating gluten-free. He makes a linguine with clam sauce that I LOVE and I thought I would die without it, but we just modified the recipe a bit and it tastes just the same now! It has taken me a long time to get gluten-free...I have cheated alot, and as a result been sick alot, but I am sticking to it now and it has gotten easier. I hope you feel better soon!


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    11. Twister2 added a topic in Gluten-Free Travel   

      Miami Fl
      Hi all, hubby is a golf nut and we have booked a week in Miami at a Doral golf resort. Does anyone know of any good places to eat gluten-free?
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    12. Twister2 added a post in a topic Daughters Celiac Panel Negative!   

      I forgot to mention that ALL of the tests for Celiacs were run on her, they have a "Celiac panel" test at Promethius labs in California that tests for everything. She was negative on all accounts.
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    13. Twister2 added a post in a topic Daughters Celiac Panel Negative!   

      HI all.....her sweat test was negative and we have done the fecal fat absorbtion test and are waiting for her results. I am going to put her on a gluten-free diet if these also come back normal because I KNOW something is not right with her. It sounds to me like Celiacs, but tell that to her doc!!!!
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    14. Twister2 added a post in a topic Any Gluten Free Ice Creams?   

      Even though its a little pricey, Haagen Daz Strawberry Ice Cream is the best!!!!

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    15. Twister2 added a post in a topic Chinese Food   

      Here's my favorite gluten-free chinese style recipe. My dad once took a Cantonese cooking course and I learned this from him. Everyone loves this recipe, Celiacs and Non-Celiacs alike!

      Chicken and Snow Pea's

      -Cooked white Jasmine rice ( or whatever rice you like)
      -4 chicken breasts cut into thin strips
      -Fresh Snow pea's ends trimmed and washed
      -2 Tbs corn starch mixed with water
      -1 Tbs white sugar
      -1 Can gluten-free chicken broth
      -1Tbs freshly minced garlic
      -1 1/2 Tbs freshly grated ginger root
      -1/2 Cup gluten-free soy sauce (I use San-J)


      1. Mix together soy sauce, garlic and ginger to make a marinade. Marinate chicken pieces in it for about 15-20 minutes. Reserve remainder of marinade for sauce.
      2. Saute marinated chicken in 1 tbs of olive oil until cooked and tender.
      3. Add Snow Pea's to chicken along with the whole can of chicken broth.
      4. Add sugar and remaninder of the soy marinade to the mixture. Cook another 5-10 minutes.
      5. Add in the corn starch and water mixture bit by bit or until desired thickness of sauce is attained.
      6. Cook about another 10-15 minutes, be sure snow peas are not over cooked, add them last if you desire them crisp.
      7. Serve over white rice and enjoy!!!
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