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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. I am Cat added a post in a topic Could This Be Celiac's Disease?   

      I had the biopsy, very little trouble... I have an appt on the 23rd to see the results.. They did tell me I have gastroesophegeal Reflux Disease. Lovely... Of course, half the things they say I can eat on that diet, they aren't taking into consideration my allergies, and I've been pretty miserable trying to stay on it... I wish they'd get their sh*t together and get the results and just get me a diet already... I see my therapist (Eating Disorder) on Friday... she's going to set me up with my former nutritionist... so that should help.

      The sooner the better... I'm over this Purgatory thing. I feel like I'm on a hump or something. I feel irritable and antsy.... and taking me off caffeine didn't help anything. :-(
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    2. I am Cat added a post in a topic Could This Be Celiac's Disease?   

      I wish you were my chef.

      I don't know my count. They didn't tell me... guess I'll have to ask that one. The biopsy is tomorrow. my mother will be there... Guess that will have to do.
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    3. I am Cat added a post in a topic Could This Be Celiac's Disease?   

      Thanks, I did and I ordered a package... Can't wait to get it... I'll let you know!
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    4. I am Cat added a post in a topic General Anxiety, Lexapro And Rum   

      I guess you'll have to figure out if it's the alcohol or the people who are more important in your life. ?
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    5. I am Cat added a post in a topic Could This Be Celiac's Disease?   

      Thank you Lisa... I have a handle on those things... ((((Lisa)))), you're a sweetheart.

      Well... I had "the test" done last week.... the results came in today... POSITIVE for Celiac's Disease. :-(

      I went out today and bought every book I could get my hands on... I'm a bit OCD... but in this case... better to be knowledgeable... I hope to learn a lot of things from this site.

      Thank you all for your support... I just have to remember... Garbage in... Garbage out... And STOP with the gluten.

      My challenges are the added allergies to dairy, wheat, eggs and strawberries... LOVELY... trying avoiding those PLUS gluten... but believe it or not... they DO have cookbooks that are Dairy, Wheat, Gluten, eggs, nut, corn, and yada, yada, yada free! LOL... Unfortunately... I HATE to cook... despise the grocery store and would rather starve... seriously... I've done it before... as evidenced by my eight week stay in the eating disorders hospital. :-(

      However, my state of mind... (hopefully) is better now. (it IS better, right?) my iron is also low... my cholesterol high, and my kidney function borderline. I'm, as they say... a mess. I have some "fixin" to do... as they say in Texas.

      Wish me luck... I need a company here in San Antonio that prepares meals that are dairy, wheat, egg and gluten free! I'd buy them, freeze them and prepare and serve! Seriously!

      Anybody know of such?

      I see a GI doctor on Friday at 10 a.m. CST.

      Wish me luck.


      Cat >^^<
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    6. I am Cat added a post in a topic The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original   

      Can't sleep, Clowns will eat me
      Can't sleep, Clowns will eat me
      Can't sleep, Clowns will eat me
      Can't sleep, Clowns will eat me
      Can't sleep, Clowns will eat me
      Can't sleep, Clowns will eat me
      Can't sleep, Clowns will eat me
      Can't sleep, Clowns will eat me
      Can't sleep, Clowns will eat me
      Can't sleep, Clowns will eat me
      Can't sleep, Clowns will eat me...

      (or something like that)...
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    7. I am Cat added a post in a topic The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original   

      How about this one... been stuck in my head since i was a kid...

      I know a wienie man
      he owns a hot dog stand
      he sells most anything from hot dogs on down

      boom boom boom

      some day I'll join his life
      I'll be his wienie wife
      hot dog! I love that wienie man!

      *thank you, thank you very much*
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    8. I am Cat added a topic in Gluten Intolerance and Behavior   

      Could This Be Celiac's Disease?
      I'm new to the boards... what i'm hearing isn't new to me though... I've been diagnosed as anorexic... been in recovery for six years now. I'm also Bipolar I, rapid cycling... ADHD, without Hyperactivity, and on Adderall, Topamax, and Abilify... Also, Hypothyroid (taking Synthroid for 25 years now)... I've been tested for allergies to gluten, dairy, wheat and eggs...and found to be allergic to all of these... I was tested back in 1999. At that time, I went off those foods completely, dropped 40 pounds, and set my anorexia into a downhill spiral once again! It ended in a six week manic/psychotic episode that landed me in the hospital, cutting myself in 2003, and later in 2004, I ended up in the Eating Disorder Hospital for my eating disorder (of course) after going back on these foods to begin gaining the weight. My bipolar disorder went out of control, my ADD, PTSD (I'm an adult survivor of childhood molestation), and anorexia, all spiraling at the same time! Finally, all these things started settling back in... But my symptoms were added to when I started having seizures in 2008. They have since stopped, but a cause was never found by a neurologist. Tests WERE done, and I was found to have brain neuropathies... so? I'm 48 years old... so what? I have bipolar disorder... so? I also have carpal tunnel in both hands, and cubital tunnel in both elbows...

      I have recently had trouble with parasthesia in my fingers... (I'm a mess...), in the past, I have had four jaw surgeries to correct TMJ.... four foot surgeries to correct bunions...
      tubal ligation
      radial keratotomy
      skin grafts in my mouth to correct connective tissue problems with my gums...

      through it all... I have suffered with severe clinical depression turning into bipolar disorder in 1999... Lovely...

      But, I kept my sense of humor... Enter laughing...

      My symptoms from gluten, dairy, eggs: Headache, diarrhea, cramps, gas, stuffy nose, asthma, (obstructed airway from swollen tongue and bronchial tubes), wheezing, eggs will go through me like spun glass, ... yeah, that's the ticket...

      I'm also pretty much allergic to anything that licks itself, grows from the ground and pollinates and is a strawberry....

      In spite of this stuff, I continue to "carry on", and I enjoy a nice life... two kids, four dogs, five birds, and a bunny,... (all of which I am allergic) (except the kids) :-)

      I have lab slips in my hot little hands to be tested for Celiac's Disease... Seems like a no-brainer, but then I read where you should overload with gluten... now THAT seems so counter-productive... I really don't want to DO that... Do I have to? Or is that just something to assure your success on a positive reading? A friend of mine here on the boards had a positive result on his test and he was eating gluten all along... I'm sort of riding the fence at this point...

      A little bit of guidance would be great.. Thanks,

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