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        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. Calmom added a post in a topic Restaurants In Helena, Montana   

      A few years to late, but Real Foods Market and Deli.  They have a buffet that has gluten free dishes. They always have a gluten free pizza too, but often with unconventional toppings.
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    2. Calmom added a post in a topic Eggrolls   

      None of my local stores carried them, so I printed out the form on their website and got one of my local stores to carry them.
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    3. Calmom added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      After two years of craving eggrolls, I finaly found some. Feel Good Foods has awesome eggrolls.
      I have been unable to make decent eggroll wrappers on my own and springroll wrappers are impossible for me to work with, so these have been a life saver for me.
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    4. Calmom added a post in a topic Glutenease After Being Glutened   

      I have never heard of Reishi spores before. Sounds like something I could have have used yesterday.
      Before I took those samples I wasn't aware that there was anything that could be done to alvivate glutening symptoms except suffer through it.
      It is nice to know, since accidentlal glutening does happen, no matter how careful you are.
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    5. Calmom added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Glutenease After Being Glutened
      I didn't see anything else on this.
      I would never risk taking it so I could eat gluten, but it did help me after being glutened.
      A few days ago  got stupid after dealing with and difficult emotional situation. I was pretty upset and bought some cookiedough icecream with out even thinking about it. Stupid I know, but in my defence, it was a really, really bad day, but getting glutned only made it worse.
      It wasn't until the symptoms started that it dawned on me. I had a sample of glutenease i had picked up at the healthfood store and it seemed to help. My fiance took me back there and we got a bottle Gluten-zyme and a few more of the samples of the gultenease.
      Yesterday we had drive quite a distance. It was something I couldn't get out of so I was bracing myself for a compleatly miserable time. The glutenease samples helped quite a bit.I would feel better for a while after i took them. today howeer I am taking the gluten-zyme from the bottle, and I feel much worse than i did yesterday.
      I am definetly wondering it brand makes a difference.
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    6. Calmom added a post in a topic How Do You Explain Brain-Fog To People   

      The best way for me to describe it is I feel like I am under water. When it clears though it is amazing.
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    7. Calmom added a post in a topic Sun Sensitivity   

      I noticed it seemed to be worse the first summer after I went gluten free. I had never had the itchy bumps you described (Polymorphous Light Eruption) pior to that.
      I deffinetly belive it is celiac related.
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    8. Calmom added a topic in Celiac Disease - Friends and Loved Ones of Celiacs   

      Fiance Going Gluten Free
      I was diagnosed with celiacs 2 years ago. Since then I have met and become engaged to a wonderfully supportive man who has gone gluten free to eleminate any risk of me being gluten. Whil eit means th eworld to me that he has done this, I don't feel that it is fair to him to have to give up his favorite foods if he can eat them with out causing me to be glutened. Also I worry about wether it is healthy for him to needlesly go gluten free.
      What are the risks to someone who is non celiacs/gluten intolerant to go gluten free?
      What is the likleyhood of someone being glutened from kissing/ having contact with someone who has recently eaten glutened foods?
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    9. Calmom added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Glutened Just From Stitting In A Pizza Place?
      I am in pain right now. I am pretty sure I got glutened. Earlier today I had a meeting at a pizza place. Obviously I didn't eat or even drink anything while there. Could it have been from inhaling flour in the air? I never considered my self hyper sensitive. Occasionally my two non celiac children will have poptarts or other gluten containing products in the house that they can fix with out my contacting those items, but it has been at least a month. There is no other way I could have been glutened in the last few days.
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    10. Calmom added a post in a topic Ladies, Did Anyone Notice A Change In Your Menstrual Cycle?   

      It was definitely a change for the better for me. By the age of 26 I though I had gone through menopause because I completely stopped having periods. The Dr.s tested me for everything, tried putting me on hormones to try and trigger them ect. I felt like a freak, in some ways it was nice but deep down it frightened me. About two months in to being gluten free I started having periods again. Now almost a year later I am having regular normal periods for the first time since I was around 23. I am currently 32.
      I assume it was caused by sever vitamin deficiency.
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    11. Calmom added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      How Would You Handle This Situation?
      A friend recently invited me over and went out of their way to make me something gluten free and I had to turn it down and hurt their feeling, because it had rye. In their defense they only remembered the word wheat. Although cross contamination was a huge fear in my mind had it not contained rye. I felt so awful. I had no idea they were planning on making me something to eat, and they were so excited about making me something gluten free. Sometimes it is just so awkward trying to explain to people that you can't really trust eating away from home with out sounding ungrateful or hurting someones feelings.
      What do you guys do in these situations?
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    12. Calmom added a topic in Gluten-Free Ingredients & Food Labeling Issues   

      Wheat Grass = Gluten Free?
      I bought a bottle of LIfeway Kefier Pomegranate Acai Blueberry . It is labeled gluten free. I have tried many of their other flavors with no problem, so I didn't bother to read the ingredients until after I had some. Wheat grass was listed on the ingredients, so was barley grass. You would think that because I am still recovering from a glutening right before the end of the year, I would be more conscientious, but no. I feel fine at the moment, but I plan to call the company tomorrow.
      Is it possible the wheat grass and barley grass truley do not contain gluten? I have stayed away from it up until now.
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    13. Calmom added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac Disease   

      Negitive Blood Test Now What?
      My sons blood test came back negative. Dr. wouldn't even biopsy and even snapped at me when I requested one. I made it clear that I had tested positive and he had the same exact symptoms as I do/did, only he has had the symptoms since infancy. I didn't develop symptoms until later. She just got made and said, "He doesn't have it alight, you get it now? In a tone I found inappropriate.

      I have a friend who's husband is a holistic practitioner, and while we were at their house today he confirmed my son was gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant and soy intolerant. Unfortunately his methods aren't accepted as medical evidence.

      Here is the problem. My son spends one week at dads and one week at my house, back and forth. Dad and step mom refuse to be "inconvenienced" with out a positive test. He always comes to me feeling sick, but after a few days at my house being gluten free he starts to feel better.

      I don't know what to do. I have thought about going to the courts, but what can I do with out evidence?
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    14. Calmom added a post in a topic Brain Fog   

      Knowing that my brain fog is related to celiacs brought tears of relief to my eyes. There used to be days where I would be afraid to drive because I was so spacey. I thought I was going crazy. Like others have mentioned, it felt like my head was stuffed with cotton. I have been clear for a while but it came back the last two days. I went to a bbq over the weekend. I thought I was careful, but I think I got glutened. My only symptoms have been stomach cramping feeling short of breath and brain fog.
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    15. Calmom added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac Disease   

      Kids Were Tested Today
      So I took my kids in today to be tested. I was hoping for a genetics test but I guess they won't do that? Insurance maybe? I also asked for for my son to be tested for vitamin deficiencies, they wouldn't do that either. My son was so uncooperative. He was having heart burn and stomach cramps but told the dr. he didn't. The dr. wants him tested for other possible cause as well. We have been down the whole, referral to a G.I. before and that didn't go well. I got the feeling he wasn't fond of a celiacs diagnoses. Honestly at this point I am worried about a negative test. I know he does better on a gluten free diet, but knowing dad, he is not going to seriously pay attention to things with gluten in it, with out a positive test, even then I am going to be worried about cross contamination.
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