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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. Hi gifree,   I just found an ND in Sewell. Her name is Jennifer Phillips and she is gluten free herself. The visit wasn't cheap and I had some blood tests that were covered under insurance and micronutrient testing I chose to pay for on my own. I have iron and vitamin D deficiencies and am working to get a few more answers for things I have struggled with for several years after my dx. (6 years ago this month). If you need any more information I can get it for you!   Joni
  2. Hey! I have had this pain or tired feeling in the muscles above my right eye for a while now. My eyes also feel like they are burning sometimes. My eyebrow area looks puffier on the right side than the left and it causes my eyelid to appear slightly droopy on that side. I take clarinex occasionally for other allergy symptoms, but it really doesn't seem to help. Just wondering if anyone else has this? What causes it? Should I go to an allergist or an opthomologist? And can it be improved???
  3. I totally understand what you mean about feeling bad before diagnosis. I was the same way...terribly fatigued. I also just had severe iron deficiency about 5 weeks ago and was scared that I wouldn't be able to complete it! At the time I felt so bad and even my vision was affected. Thankfully with huge doses of iron I am feeling pretty good right now! Yes, I'd love to have a training partner! Nothing like training with a friend!
  4. Hi everyone! I am so happy I completed my first Sprint Triathlon this past Sunday! I was sick with no voice and did it just for the experience. It was AWESOME! I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to train in swimming, running and biking. It is the greatest feeling to have finished it. Keep in mind I have no background in any of those sports...except bike riding as a child and started swimming 2 years ago and running a few years ago. If you have the desire - You can do it!
  5. Thanks Patti! It worked when I tested it...not sure what happened. I put in the actual news clip...better than the article!
  6. Yes, thank you -it is a relief. Let me tell you though...he wanted to do a colonoscopy, but was refusing to do an endoscope. I figured if I was going to get one test and prep for it, I might as well have both done. He said there was no need since I know I have celiac disease and am gluten free. Funny all my symptoms were on the left side just below the rib cage...sounds like endoscope territory to me. I'm not going back there again...2 local GI's down. One day I will find a good one...or at least one that will listen. My family doctor is pretty good about listening and testing me for the tests I really believe I should have. And I have a great Nurse Practitioner I see for vitamins and nutritional advice. I'm glad you found Enterolab and their tests. Many people on this forum have used them when doctors refused to test them or they were seeking answers. I totally understand your enthusiasm about them. Finding answers and feeling better means so much! How long have you been gluten free? How long did it take you to find out you needed to be gluten free?
  7. We all know this, but they are finally starting to ackowledge it!
  8. Thank you irisheyes13. I never answered your question about casein...I did eliminate it totally. A couple days after I totally stopped eating it, my sinuses cleared up completely. On a good note, had a 2 week check up with the gastro yesterday and my catscan showed NO diverticulitus - yay I'm cleared to eat nuts, seeds and popcorn again! Wooohooo!!!
  9. Really - Wth?

    I've tried melatonin 5mg time release version with no luck. My doctor is now telling me low iron can cause sleep issues. Also just an update on the Ambien CR. Just got off the phone with Sonofi-Aventis and Ambien Cr is not made with any gluten ingredients. It is not certified or tested to be gluten free, but has no ingredients in it that contain gluten. The company that I called (Teva) that had the generic zolpidem tartrate told me they cannot gaurantee theirs is gluten free.
  10. I did attempt to eliminate the soy, but wow yes it is in a lot of my vitamins. I have a pretty large stock pile of those that cost so much $$$. I did finally eliminate all dairy and my sinuses are so much clearer. My doctor gave me the name of an allergist to visit and I'll be making the appt. this afternoon. Hoping to get some kind of answers. It's hard doing this on my does feel like a guessing game. What kind of test does enterolab do? I know the allergy testing is not 100%. Just hoping for a guide and not too many surprises! At least the stomach pain and belching are almost gone now. Unfortunately the bloating remains.
  11. Really - Wth?

    My prescription company called the manufacturer and they said the Ambien CR is gluten free (brand name). I called one ofthe pharmaceutical companies that makes the zolpidem and was told it is NOT gluten free. Ambien CR is also listed on the gluten free drug registry as gluten free as of feb/2011. Looks like I'm placing another phone call...I'll let you know what I find out.
  12. Resistant To Weight Loss

    I've had the same problem for a year now and was working out hard 5 days a week training for a triathlon...could not lose a lb. My trainer thought I was not eating enough so I upped my calories for 6 months. I did end up losing 2 lbs. by doing that, but recently took out dairy and caffeine and lost 5 lbs in a month. I'm still bloated and rotating foods to find out if I'm allergic to anything else...I believe soy is now a problem for me. Good luck finding a solution...I know how tough it is when your working out and not losing weight!
  13. I thought exactly what you worries!
  14. I sure hope they help me, thanks. Still haven't seen her special, but went to Walmart today and saw some probiotics there that said 15 billion and slow release. Came home and found out they are her product, lol!
  15. Your awesome - thanks Meatballman!