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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. Hey Northern Elf, That is exactly where I was getting pain, in my upper right side almost up under my bottom rib. Had the pain for about 9 years. Had colonoscopies, cat scan, nothing was found. I did not even know what Celiac disease was. I finally changed doctors and was lucky enough to get a GI doc that actually did a biopsy during an endo for celiac disease and it came back positive. The doc asked me who else in my family has celiac disease and I was totally puzzled. Then I started reading and researching celiac disease and realized that my mother must have had it. She was told ulcerative colitis in the 1960s and she was always complaining about heartburn. Well she ended up dying from pancreatic cancer and 9 months later her first cousin died from the same thing. I truly believe it was undiagnosed celiac disease that killed them. The pain in my side went away in 5 days and if I get accidentally glutened that knife stabs me in the side again. Seashell01
  2. Scared: Anemia And Very Low Vit. D

    Hi Kim, Started iron just the other day call VITRON - C and it hasn't bothered my stomach at all and it has vitamin c in it. Im also B12 deficient, Folic acid deficient hopefully now I can absorb the vitamins. My vitamin D was ok but I was taking 2000mg a day. I do have osteoporosis and have read that staying gluten free will help with this.
  3. I don't think you're being ridiculous! My husband and I were invited to my girl friends house for Thanksgiving and I told her "believe me you don't want me for Thanksgiving". I too get sick when I get cc'ed. and I would rather be safe and cook my own food, even pans that things are cooked in can be CC'ed. When I make it myself I don't get sick. Happy Thanksgiving
  4. Hi, I was diagnosed Oct.21 this year. Really hard around the holidays. I know some people are more sensitive to small amounts of gluten. I bought myself a couple of seperate non-stick pans that dont do grilled cheese sandwiches or any gluten products. I'm doing steaks and baked potatos for Thanksgiving. I know if I eat turkey that had stuffing in it, I will be sick from it. I don't run away from flour though, I just make sure I wash my hands after handling bread. I haven't gone out to a restaurant yet but there are alot of them out there with gluten free menus. I find it quite a big change since I used to be able to go out at lunch and grab something anywhere, now I bring my food with me. Now the office parties with food are starting and I can't eat anything. Yes CC is dangerous because this disease could be a killer. I can't even use my toaster because it is contaminated and I bought myself a new cutting board. Hang in there, not eating gluten is better than the alternative. Happy Thanksgiving.
  5. I also had a case of getting many surface cavities. On check up I had 7. I was diagnosed with a biopsy during an endoscopy. This is going to be a new adventure in cooking for me. It kills me that I have 2 delicious eggplant pameseans in my freezer that I will have to give away because of the breadcrumbs. But I will find a substitute for the breadcrumbs, maybe I'll try the cornchex. Can't wait to try it.
  6. Thanks for the support. I guess I'm lucky that I like to and know how to cook. I'm looking at this as sort of a new adventure. I never was a bread, pasta or desert person so I feel fortunate there. The fact that they found I have Celiac is so fortunate in relation to the people suffering and not diagnosed. Now I know what was wrong and why I was feeling lousy all the time.
  7. Oh yeah, I eat steak, chicken, potatos, rice and vegies. And found gluten free rice and corn chex right in the cereal aisle of my grocery store. I also found gluten free Bisquick today. Had chicken leg breaded with crushed corn chex, potatos and spinach last nite. Today I am feeling real good. Had gluten free rice/corn cake with cottage cheese this morning, soup and crackers for lunch and another apple and I have not had a headache all day. I even walked about 1 1/2 miles at lunch. My back that has been hurting for years suddenly doesn't hurt anymore. I must have been really sick from the gluten.
  8. I'm not sure you got my reply because I have no idea how this message thing works. Hope you got it.
  9. Thanks Jakey, I also found out that my headache may have been caused by low blood sugar, felt much better after eating some soup and an apple. That may be why I have been so tired also. Headache still there but very weak.
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  11. I am a 60 year old woman and I have just been diagnosed with Celiac disease and have been gluten free 6 days and I am experiencing terrible headaches. I never get headaches and from what I've read this is a withdrawal symptom. How long does this last. Should I call my doctor? Aspirin, tylenol, advil, etc. doesn't help.