Get email alerts Get E-mail Alerts  

  • Articles  ||  Forum Home  ||  Gluten-Free Mall  ||  Store  ||  Journal of Gluten Sensitivity

  • Ads by Google:

    • Announcements

      • 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


    • Content count

    • Joined

    • Last visited

    Community Reputation

    0 Neutral

    About brandiwest

    • Rank
      New Community Member
    • Birthday 04/10/1979

    Contact Methods

    • Website URL http://
    • ICQ 0

    Profile Information

    • Gender Female

    brandiwest's Activity

    1. brandiwest added a post in a topic Diagnosed A Week And A Half Ago....   

      Thanks so much for an answer!!

      My doctor did not tell me ANYTHING... he handed me a print out from the internet on foods with gluten in it and how gluten is hidden in labels and pretty much said "good luck".... He never said anything about being careful about anything else while waiting for the villi to grow back... any other tips? I did start taking a multivitamin... after I researched to make sure it was a gluten free one!
      • 0
    2. brandiwest added a post in a topic What All Were You Tested For Before Celiac Diagnosis?   

      I was diagnosed with:

      Fischer's Disease (Some kind of bowel disorder at age 1)
      Thyroid Disease (although normal)
      Dwarfism (although again normal - I was 3'5'' and 48 pounds at age 16)
      Endometriosis - with hysterectomy
      H. Pylori
      Sjogren's Syndrome
      Depression (even though I told then I was fatigued NOT depressed)
      and FINALLY Celiac....

      Not that I like the diagnosis.... I just hope I start to feel better....
      • 0
    3. brandiwest added a post in a topic Diagnosed A Week And A Half Ago....   

      Why keep away from dairy?? I am a little confused by this?? Pretty much all I have been eating is vegetables, Gluten Free Chex, and Cheese.... LOL So I am doing BAD as far as avoiding dairy!!
      • 0
    4. brandiwest added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)   

      Diagnosed A Week And A Half Ago....
      Boy what a HARD diet!!!

      I first had a celiac panel drawn in which the Tissue Transglutinamase came back elevated at 38, but the IgA was negative.

      So I was referred to a GI specialist. He did an Upper GI scope and took biopsies from my small intestine, which came back NEGATIVE.... so he was a little puzzled with the conflicting results.

      1 positive celiac blood test, 1 negative and now the negative biopsy. So he wanted me to do a PillCam Endoscopy where I swallow a camera and wear a computer for 8 hours, which my insurance wouldn't pay for...

      I ended up doing the PillCam Endoscopy and it showed the the villi of my small intestine was gone, the lining of my small intestine was smooth.... so I had celiac.

      I have been Gluten Free since the next day... but it has been hard... I have lost 3 pounds in a week and a half because I can't find anything to eat.... but I am hoping with all the help I will find on the forum here, I will be able to eat!!!
      • 5 replies

    Ads by Google: