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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. PacifiGirl added a post in a topic Mike's Hard Lemonade   

      I'm not super sensitive when it comes to cross contamination so I thought I'd be safe with this one. I was so happy to read that the distilling process would make this gluten-free enough for me to drink! Well, after one, I started feeling gurgly. Not thinking about it too much, I had another one the next night with the same reaction. There's enough gluten in there to cause my body to react and I'm one of those who can share a glutened peanut butter jar, a knife, a toaster without any issues.
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    2. PacifiGirl added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Is This What Being Glutened Feels Like?
      I'm still a new gluten free girl. Before being diagnosed with celiac disease I had *NONE* of the gastro issues often associated with the disease. I've been diliberately gluten-free since my diagnosis last month. I'm wondering if I was accidentally glutened by tonight's dinner. What are your symptoms of being glutened?

      Two hours after eating, I got a sharp, almost labor like pain in my stomach. Now I just feel like I've got a big lump in there. I'm not nauseous or anything else. Wondering if that's what it is or if I have some other issue altogether.
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    3. PacifiGirl added a post in a topic Calling Manufacturers   

      CUTE! Glad I caught it before they took it off the menu
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    4. PacifiGirl added a post in a topic Withdrawal Symptoms?   

      I'm feeling better today, but so cranky! My poor DH has to deal with my PMS and now my pseudo-pms I've noticed my hunger has gone way down, probably because my normal snacking items are off limits now. I'm sooo ready for the head fog to be gone. I've chalked it up to having babies for the past few years, but now I know it's due to celiac disease. Thanks for responding
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    5. PacifiGirl added a post in a topic The Bready Machine-Thoughts?   

      I've been thinking about getting a bread machine, too. I looked at Bed Bath and Beyond yesterday and there were only two on the floor. One was pretty simple and only $70 and the other was a bit more involved and had a special "gluten free" setting and was something like $130. Anyone know if that's even necessary? I'm thinking a bread machine would be better than just oven baking since I moved from sea level to 7000' above sea level and still have no clue how to make things that don't deflate in the oven
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    6. PacifiGirl added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Withdrawal Symptoms?
      I've been gluten-free for exactly a week. Just this afternoon a headache came on like a freight train. We were at Home Depot and I thought I was going to be sick. I had to get outside, and then it subsided a bit. I thought the headache was just from all of the chemicals in HD (which have never bothered me before). It's been six hours and I still have what feels like a dehydration headache (I'm not dehydrated). My stomach is also not feeling great. Anyone else had anything similar when going gluten-free?
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    7. PacifiGirl added a post in a topic Regret Being Gluten Free?   

      I was just diagnosed with celiac disease last Monday and it came as a total shock since I didn't have any of the stomach or digestive problems. I've wondered, too, about having a bit of gluten here and there. I asked my doctor about it and she said I could every now and then but just to know that it would take my body 4-5 days to heal. I've been really good with my gluten-free diet and just today the headache came out of nowhere. It feels like a dehydration headache. I'm hoping it doesn't stick around too long.
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