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In fact, it is the only accurate way to diagnose celiac! Just because the blood tests are positive, does not mean that you have it (although it is unlikely that you do not)
I wouldn't want to go through life on this diet and not know for sure if I had celiac!
With a proper diagnosis, you are also more likely to take the diet seriously, and not "cheat", which can be extremely harmful.
The biopsy isn't really a big deal, you will be asleep during the procedure and it only takes about 10 minutes. You can usually leave the hospital in about an hour or so! I was able to have a big lunch after it! The only thing was I was a little groggy from the anesthesia and my chest was a little sore. I highly recommend you have the biopsy to find our for sure! Good Luck!
"some" flour is extremely harmful to a celiac and I hope that you were not mislead by this! If you have celiac you absolutely cannot eat even a TRACE of gluten! Not to scare anyone, but even the slightest bit of gluten will damage your intestines, and over time lead to complications such as anemia, osteoporosis, and even cancer!
If you want good pancakes, try pamela's pancake mix:
Hi, I am 17 and do a lot of cooking and baking! My parents both work so they don't have much time but I really enjoy cooking and baking!
I make cookies almost every week with Gluten Free Pantry's Old Fashioned Cake and Cookie Mix. I either add chocolate chips or coconut to the mix (my fav is coconut!)
Try ordering gluten-free cookies online or get them at a health food store. I have tried many and try new ones all the time! Some are okay, some horrible, and some great! It's really up to you to find ones that you like! That goes for all gluten-free food, including recipes and baking mixes.
Vegetables and dip
gluten-free crackers with cheese
salsa and chips
rice krispy treats made with gluten-free puffed rice cereal
pizza made with chebe pizza crust
garlic sticks made with chebe mix (www.chebe.com- i use the original mix and add my own spices)
thai kitchen instant noodle soup
and for the good stuff:
French Fries (make your own or McDonalds are fine)
Chips (Frito-Lay has a gluten-free list and I follow it even though some people have issues with cross-contamination)
thats all I can think of but there are many, many more! Just use your imagination!
I am 17 w/celiac and was diagnosed last June. I am a senior in HS, and am in the process of trying to figure out what school will accomadate my needs. I was accepted to Villanova Early Action but thats the only school I applied early to so I won't find out about the others until April. So far, all the schools claim they can accomadate my needs without a problem. Over the next few months I am going to contact every school for more details. For those of you in college, how does your school accomadate your needs?
On the subject of drinking, I drink all kinds of vodka with no problems. I have heard several experts say that as long as it is distilled, it does not contain gluten. The same goes for vinegar. I know this is a subject of debate but I will continue to do this. My mom ordered me gluten-free beer from a brewery in Suffern, NY and I've tried it a few times. It doesn't taste like beer at all. It's strange, kind of like a combination of seltzer, ginger ale, cider, and champagne. Sometimes I can tolerate it and other times it makes me want to puke! Besides vodka, I drink rum, wine, champagne, and sometimes tequila.
If anyone wants to talk, my email is email@example.com and I use aol for IM as well.
It's nice to be able to talk with people that can relate to me!
I am also 17 with Celiac and was diagnosed in June. My name is Eleis and I live in New York. It has been tough, but well worth it since I felt so miserable beforehand. Some of my friends have been great, others make jokes about it but I guess no one really understands what I go through. It would be great to have a celiac friend who understood everything! If anyone wants to talk, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I use aol for IM as well and am almost always on!
Look forward to talking to someone soon!