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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.


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  1. She Told Me I Was "weird"

    you all dont' know each other that well yet and are still in the 'best behavior' and 'polite ' stage. she sounds like a cool girl, she probably just couldn't think of anything else to say. Little by little you will feel more comfortable explaining it to her and little by little, she'll understand it. Don't fret so about it. It's all good. Have FUN!
  2. Omg!

    I haven't started the xanax yet. I forgot to take it last night.
  3. Stupid Lady At Work

    Really? She's going to eat a ton of wheat and worry about trace amounts in a sauce? She's fulla beans if ya ask me.
  4. Omg!

    It's that BETA BLOCKER pill! I was F I N E fine before I took that pill, and then remembered that that's what I had taken before I left work in an ambulance in February. Sorry I'm posting so much, I'm feeling better though a bit and I'm having lunch. Sorry about all my posts, but my baby girl got her heart broke and I'd rather have 10 broken hearts at once than to have to watch her go through it. ....ain't it the truth......
  5. Omg!

    These medicines have me ALL hopped up, worse than before. I forgot to take the xanax before I went to bed. I am having a terrible hot flash like every 20 minutes now. I'm nervous as a cat. I thought this was going to make it better....... think maybe it's just the adjustment or something? I feel like I'm going to jump out right outta my skin. I haven't had gluten, so it's not that. OMG! I don't know how I'm going to work all day and keep my cool feeling like this. My momma said it's just like me to expect immediate results. I think I'll get an early lunch, maybe food will help. I didn't get supper last night.
  6. Go Ask Connie

    I'm not going to start eating gluten again, even the thought of it makes me feel funny. I'm just going to take these pills and see what happens. I think my thing is a whole lot of things rolled into one titanic thing. No, he didn't say start eating gluten, and I'm not going to. I'm staying on my gluten-free diet, but he does want me to eat more of -something- he doesn't like my weight loss. I'm staying gluten-free. I've seen this doctor, well, when this guy went hiking and pulled his calf muscle, this doctor came out and told me to call 911 and get him to the hospital stat. I was like, "huh?" he had a blood clot in his leg that actually 'jumped' at the hospital and they barely saved his life. My own momma was going through menopause and was on HRT from another doctor, she went to my doctor and he didn't like the way her eyes looked. Sent her to the hospital. She had uterine cancer. My doctor is an amazing doctor. He didn't tell me to start eating gluten again, he just said to eat more and try this regimen and see what happens, if it makes me feel any better. LOL at "quit vacuuming - it sucks" LOL - was that intentional?
  7. Go Ask Connie

    Whoa, that's weird.....I remember him telling me back in January that it's also used for stage fright, which made me disregard it.
  8. Oh Sweetie, I feel just awful. I had a cat named Mandy (after the Barry Manilow song) that was almost 17 when she quit eating and passed..... Well, I'm just a ball of tears for you. (((((((((((((((((((((((HUGE HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))) Remember this, you gave her as great of a life as she gave you. Remember that. Lots of animals don't get that, only those that are so fortunate to fall into the life of a wonderful human like you.
  9. Go Ask Connie

    LOL! I was wondering how to word that! I came home feeling like the queen of all drugs! That song started playing in my head, so I used it for the title. That is exactly what I meant, which, BTW, is one of my favorite all time songs cuz her voice is just ..... it is what it is and no one can do it like her.
  10. Go Ask Connie

    This Inderal bottle says Propranolol. He said it was a beta blocker, but I don't know what that means. I should, but I don't remember. We had a person here in Kentucky that was taking Prozac when it first came out and he went up in Louisville and shot and killed everyone at the building where they printed the newspaper, so that has always stuck with me about crazy people. Plus, it's always used as a "joke " in movies and tv, I guess that's why I think that. I've taken paxil, zoloft, heck, I don't know, lots of things along the way, but not prozac. Just when he said that, I was like, "oh no, he thinks I'm crazy"... My heart never beats fast and I never get short of breath, I just panic and sweat, which I thought was not indicative of a panic attack, but he said mine's more like a panic syndrome. What's a beta blocker?
  11. Go Ask Connie

    Well, I've never even seen a pit bull around here. It's an irrational fear I have, like the ceiling caving in at the grocery. I love all the animals. Although, there are some "tough guys" around here who like to walk their pits with no leash because these guys are so "tough" their dog will always listen to them...but I've not encountered that. And that fool michael vic, OMG! I never did watch any of that footage. disgusting and he got off just about scot free.
  12. Go Ask Connie

    Well, that's two good things! My doctor doesn't charge me a dime and all those prescriptions were a total of $8.61 with my insurance. Things are lookin up already! I really do that with my vacuum, most every single night. kareng, I can't take Midnight walking because I think a pit bull will come out of nowhere and attack him........well, that's embarrassing to admit, but that's just the plain jane truth.
  13. Go Ask Connie

    Well I took your alls advice and went back to my doctor. I said I'm still dizzzy, sweaty, blah blah blah. He looks in my chart - 2 ER visits, brain scan, bloodwork a plenty....he says, "are you eating gluten?" No, I'm not I say proudly. He says you first came here in January with these exact complaints, you've gone gluten free and here you are 8 months later with the same complaints. Excluding gluten has not resolved your issues one iota, and you've lost more weight than I'd like to see. Then we talk a while about the stores and the sweats and everything. And he says, "YOU JUST GOT DONE TELLING ME THAT YOU HAVE A REACTION WHEN YOU EAT ANYTHING!" Sooooooo........... he said that my muscle weakness and tiredness is because I'm popping valiums all day long and I told him they make me grouchy and give me a headache, but also calm me down for a short time. Then I told him I don't clean my house no more. I get my vacuum cleaner out, put it in the middle of the floor and go sit on the sofa and stare at it. We talked about work, about me missing work, about how I never missed a day in 7 years when working there, and he said I'm just not me. He said that since all these tests have been done and the only one that came back bad was the hormones, he's putting me on HRT for short term. He also put me on Prozac. I cried and said that's for crazy people! and he said that he thinks the hormones are making me panic, sweat and then my BP goes up so he put me on Endural (which he did in January but I never took it). HE also put me on Xanax that is timed released and you just take one before bed. I said what about the risk with my family history and the HRT? He said the risk of me feeling this freaked out is greater than the family hx risk. So now I'm on all these drugs, well, I haven't taken them yet. He said that he wants me to be very serious about this, I said maybe I'm depressed because I can't have a doughnut and he said 'you never liked sweets anyway' and if 6 months of gluten-free hasn't resolved the original complaint, it's not gluten. So now I feel like a druggy. But I do have to agree with him on it.......I know a lot of you told me to see about the hormones. he told me to quit listening to Rush Limbaugh all afternoon (it's the only thing I can get at work on my radio) he told me to bring some music CDs in and put them in my computer. He's a staunch republican and he likes Limbaugh and he said, "no one needs to hear that bitchin all day every day, especially you." Now I have all these bags and bottles of pills with all these different directions, but if it's going to make me feel better, I want to do it. What do you all make of it?
  14. Exactly! I do not know what I am going to do at the Kentucky State Fair this year. I'm thinking about not even going....what's the point?
  15. Tostitos

    I get the Tostitos dipping strips and eat them every day. Or I did before I got my dental work. I've never had a problem in the least. Also, On the Border restaurant style, they are crispy and yummy and I've never had a problem with those, either.