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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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About positivenrgfairy

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  1. Home Remedies

    The last few times I've had a break out of this stuff that I believe to be DH, I had to get a cortisone shot to get rid of it. Does anything heal it? nothing else seems to be working and I don't have the $$ for another shot. any advice is greatly appreciated!!
  2. Weight Watchers

    I would love it! I'm not starting WW just yet, as I read in WW magazine that it's best to start a diet-life change when you're not going through a separate big life change. I'll be done with school in 2 months, and in 2 months, I will have been gluten-free for 6 months, so it seems like a logical time to start. but i would love a forum for it.
  3. Weight Watchers

    did you guys do the core or the flex plan? I did the flex in college and lost a ton of weight. I gained it back, of course, plus some, and now I need to start again. I think with the gluten-free diet, it might be easier to do core this time. what is best?
  4. I don't think it's wise to start "dieting" immediately after going on the gluten-free diet, (too many changes at once!) and I am wondering how long I should get the gluten-free diet under my belt before adding weight watchers (or something) back in my routine. I've got about 40 pounds to lose and I've been gluten free for about 4 months.
  5. Getting Depressed When You Get Glutened

    all of this is true for me too. i ate a cheesy biscuit a few months ago and cried for 3 straight days. and if I eat a lot of it, or if it conincides with my monthly cycle, i have been known to get suicidal. i am usually a happy and positive person but gluten makes me feel crazy. then it just gets worse because i feel like ive been cursed with this stupid disease and i feel trapped by food, so the cycle begins anew.
  6. I'm Panicking! What Do I Do?!

    First of all, calm down. you will live to see another day. In my experience, once it's in your system, your body will do whatever it can to get rid of it. once that happens, you'll start to feel better. Depending on how much you ate, it may be a couple of days before you feel normal again. I'm really sorry you've had this experience. we've all been there. drink plenty of water to help flush your body, and if you're having trouble going to the bathroom, try drinking some coffee.
  7. Weaning Off Of Zoloft While New To Gluten-free

    I was sick for weeks for I got off zoloft, but it will pass! If you can stand it, don't go back on any medication. I think that stuff is really bad for you. If you think I'm wrong, ask yourself why the withdrawals are making you feel this way! hope you feel better. there IS an end in sight!!!
  8. My Big Mistake

    I have been so guilty lately, of not asking what I'm eating because I am too embarrassed. Even in Austin, a pretty cool city, when I do ask about it people stare at me like I'm an alien. im def. having a reaction right now bc I was too ashamed to ask. I don't really need advice, just wanted to talk it out. I know it's my own fault. I have been telling restaurants that I'm allergic to wheat, which doesn't help anything bc there's gluten in stuff that is wheat free. but you all know that. This is not my forte in life, and I don't like being thrust into a situation when I have to stand out and demand special treatment. It's not my style, man. It makes me so uncomfortable asking people to make special preparations. and my husband and I go out a lot, or we used to. I guess we should just stay in. feels like im having a neverending reaction.
  9. Caramel Coloring

    I'm also reading mixed reviews about vinegar, if anyone can help with that.
  10. Starbucks

    it is def. not dairy. i eat cheese all the time and don't have a problem with it. I have this same reaction when I drink starbucks with soy. \could it be caramel coloring? is that gluten-free or not?
  11. I've read a few different things - I had a a reaction earlier and have definitely eaten something with caramel coloring in it. is caramel coloring gluten-free or not?
  12. My Family Is Insisting I Get Tested

    I agree It seems silly. but I am pretty new to the whole thing. I get cross contaminated so often that now im really paranoid that it is something else, or at least an additional food allergy) I met my brother half way, and I made an appointment with a holistic healer who is also a registered nurse. After we talk, if she thinks it's necessary to get a biopsy then I'll go get one. until then, im going to have to forge ahead. thanks everyone, always, for your support.
  13. Starbucks

    starbucks claims they are gluten-free with a few exceptions. why do i get a reaction when I go there?!?! I ordered a caramel latte with skim milk, and about 2 hours later i started feeling depressed bloated and confused. i would swear it couldn't be anything else making me have this reaction. of course, i could have kissed my husband or picked up a crumb somewhere, but starbucks has made me sick before so it seems a likely culprit. i think ive read here before that starbucks makes some people have a reaction, so is it just me?!?! it seems im getting cross contaminated so often im starting to be afraid that im having a reaction to something other than gluten. maybe i just don't know my chemicals well enough, which is definitely a partial culprit. i feel F%$King awful right now.
  14. My Family Is Insisting I Get Tested

    thats just the thing- I've already been gluten-free for a month or so and except for the occasional XC, I feel a million times better, which is why i think its silly to go through months of painful and invasive tests when i am 99% sure that gluten is the problem. Just for the 1%, I'm going to do some more food trials. could someone explain to me what they did? I would also like to eat something that is wheat free but not gluten free to be sure that i'm not having a wheat allergy. any suggestions? I have done this a few times already, but i guess it couldn't hurt to try again...
  15. My Family Is Insisting I Get Tested

    I'm sorry. I didn't mean to get bitchy; I know you meant well. not that it is a good excuse to be rude, but things are hard right now, as I'm sure many people on this board, yourself included, can relate to. so again, I apologize for my tone. It would be a tradeoff. Basically, my siblings are suggesting that either I get tested for celiac disease, or I go ahead and get tested for all this other stuff just to rule it out. but I have pretty classic symptoms, ranging from emotional to gastrointestinal, to skin rash. as far as I know, my symptoms don't point to anything else, and I know he is just looking out for me, and that I should probably go see a doctor anyway, but from what I have read, even the blood test will be false if you don't eat enough gluten. without health insurance, all that testing seems even farther out of reach.