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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 Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can 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-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is 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 Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where 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. Grrr, Kareng,   That just kind irritated me just a bit more. The first 1 seemed to go a good way towards being Celiac and the second just blew it out of the water because it could be something else.   But the 1 thing that sticks out is my immune system. Lupus, Connective Tissue Disease, Rynauds and other stems from immune problems plus gastro problems.   Geeze Louise, I need to be gluten-free but it's gotten to be such a darn hassle plus my depression dosen't help matters as well as stressors on top of everything.   But do appreciate the help Karen.  Thank you.
  2. Hi everyone, I use to be on here almost everday for a long time but the crazyness of not knowing if I had Celiac or not and my SO not believing it I went back to eating gluten after being gluten free for several years, loosing weight and feeling lots better.   Well, since I been here I went back to being sick, gained back all the weight I had lost and have been dx'd with Lupus/Conective Tissue Disease, with Fibro type symptoms, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rynauds Syndrome, Degenerative Disc Disease, Endometriosis, Chronic Anemia and the really big one Severe Erosive Gastritis.   Here a while back I kept getting sicker and sicker and I wound up in the hospital with a Lupus/Connective Tissue Disease flare and I had lost so much blood that I wound up needing a blood transfusion.   While I was in they wanted to track down the bleeding so my dr contacted the hospitals gastro dr and he came in to talk with me and since he was going to do a Endo and Colonosopy on me I asked him to take enough biopsies to check for Celiac disease. I told him that I definetly had symptoms of when I ate gluten but that none of the blood tests showed I had it, So he said he would check.   Well, this is what my official paperwork says.   Gastric Antral Biopsies:      Superficial fragments of gastric antral mucosa with severe hemorragic erosive gastritis and vascular congestion.       Negative for tumor, Immunohistochemical stain for Helicobater negative.       Several biopsies taken shows villi has slight blunting which is indicative of mild gluten sensitivity.   That's it. So, for the old timers here. SHould I consider this Celiac Disease? When I talked to the gastro dr he was like the villi wasn't destroyed so I don't consider you to have Ciliac. But until you get your gastritis under control I would avoid gluten if I were you. Arrggghhh!   Just frustrating but I guess I need to be gluten free no matter who gives me crap about it.   Guess I need to redo my signature post down below.
  3. Hi Kristen, I have had Chronic anemia all my life and I have been taking 325 mgs of iron 3 times a day and told to eat liver every night but I kept getting worse and worse. Finally went to a Nuerologist and she said I have Lupus on top of needing a blood transfusion. My GP Doc didn't think I needed anything else done because it was chronic. But I cant get the transfusion until I have my Ablation procedure on Thursday because of Endometriosis, heavy bleeding. My going gluten-free only helped for a little while, like a year before I started going down hill again. You've only found out 2 weeks ago. It will take a little while to start feeling better. Try to be as strict as you can, for some it can take just a couple of weeks for some they didn't start feeling better until a year in. It took me 6 months before I started feeling better. Not to mention you may go through withdrawals which will make you feel worse.
  4. My Neuro diagnosed me after she checked to make sure I don't have Epilepsy and MS. She checked me for almost everything else.But it is Lupus for sure. But she said something that i'm confused about. She said I had a low positive ANA. I'm going tomorrow to get my paperwork. I am so Chronically anemic I need a transfusion. I cant get the transfusion until I have an Ablation procedure because I have been doing some heavy bleeding. I have endometriosis. Anyway in the next couple of weeks it's gonna be busy and tiring. These are the results I have so far. Anybody have any info about these? Test level Normal Level Hemocrit, Blood 26.8 35-60 Hemoglobin 8.2 11-18 Ethrocytes 3.90 4.00-6.00 Mean Corpuscular Volume 68.8 80-99.9 Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin, RBC 21.1 27-31 Protien, Total Serum 6.3 6.4-8.9 Albumin, Serum 3.9 3.5-5.7 Alanine AminoTransferase Serum 9 U/L 7-52
  5. Brief Depression

    Not just gluten but soy and dairy also causes me to have depression anywhere from 12 to 48 hours.
  6. It could be withdrawal or it could be an intolerance. A lot of secondary intolerances pop up when going gluten free. Dairy causes my sinus's to act up so bad my sinus's swell as well as the roof of my mouth swells and blisters pop up. When that happens I usually have about a week and a half of pure heck.
  7. I have a cousin who has a son who has all the signs of Celiac and is so allergic to MSG he has to carry an epipen with him. H'e like 12 now, and she would rather him have his epipen than try to avoid MSG let alone gluten.
  8. I have never been able to drink coffee. Always made me sick to my stomach, headaches and put me to sleep even the smell would nauseate me. What was interesting is cigarettes did the same thing. Found out a few years ago it was due to the tannins in the coffee and cigs. Didn't like the taste of cigs or coffee anyway so no biggie.
  9. Justaguy, I'm sorry to say but some people don't see an improvement until about 3 months in and for others not until a year or more. All you can do is just give it time and try not to rush.
  10. Has Anyone Tried The Nutribullet?

    Thanks for that Kareng, but that dosen't quite help. Arrrgghh! I've been trying to find more info. Oh well, i'll just have to wait and see and i'll let everyone know how well it works for me.
  11. I ordered the nutribullet here a couple of evenings ago. Just wondering if anybody has tried it?
  12. Ex pres Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea. They seem to be embarassed about it though. Chelsea's wedding cake was gluten free when she got married.
  13. Help!

    Just because it says gluten free dosen't mean it is. It still has trace gluten in it. Under 5 PPM. You may be supersensitive and reacting to that trace of it.
  14. Back After Being Gone A While

    Thanks everyone for the welcomes. I appreciate it. Yes, I ate for gluten a good 2 months before the bloodtests. 2 cheeseburgers a day for 2 months plus Macaronie and cheese. The more gluteny the better and it didn't work. Just felt like crap and visiting the bathroom a lot. And no, it wasn't a gluten free cake, but knowing how I would react I restricted the gluten stuff a couple days before and for the big day so wouldn't have a problem. Anyway, back here to do the research again and get back on the bandwagon so to speak. It'll be easier to do this time I hope because I know to expect the withdrawals and cravings and everything that goes with it. I've been spending a lot of my time the last year on a preparedness site. Getting prepared to try to live through an economical colapse, or even maybe the grid going down. Very interesting people. Anyway good to be back and looking forward to a better life. So tired of feeling like crap. Hopefully, once i get my inner self working again my back and Fibro will settle down some also.
  15. Hidy everbody, Well, i'm back, i've been gone awhile, a liitle over a year and I came back because i' m having some issues and i'm alittle ashamed because I knew better. Oh man, lets see if I can get all yall up to speed. Was a truck driver battling Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue and supersensitive gluten issues. Well, it got down to where a little over a year ago I had to come off the truck due to back problems as well as the Fibro and found out that I have not 1, not 2, not 3 but 6 bulging discs in my neck and back. Can anyone say OWWW? Lol 3 in my neck with a bone spur and 3 in my lower back. Been seeing a Chiropractor, also I have an appointment in a couple of weeks with a nuerologist. See what he has to say and discuss whether or not if I should try for disability and blah, blah blah, on that. Made the mistake of having the Celiac test due to family bugging me and of course it was negative which I totally expected but shouldn't have done because you can guess what happened next. Yep, went back on the gluten and here I am right back where I was where I started. Have gained back 25 lbs of the 50 I lost, back on blood pressure meds, back on anti depressants, anemic again and feeling like crap on top of everything else. So, gearing up to do this again and I plan on being gluten free from now on no matter what anybody says. So, I came back for the great moral support. To help with this I ordered the Nutribullet to help get me started, (was wondering if anyone here has tried it?) Now, just gonna wait until it comes in, doing research and pysching myself up to do this. Oh, and I got married to the ole Goat about 3 months ago. (Ducking behind the couch). I'm a glutton for punishment ain't I? So, how's everyone doing?