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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. That is kind of what I was figuring, thank you so much for that information Lisa! I have been looking on their website and couldn't find an answer.
  2. So my aunt is serving a ham with glaze from Harry and David. None of the ingredients listed indicate the presence of gluten. I called the customer service line and was told that since it's not actually labeled gluten free, that it was not gluten free. What am I supposed to think? Has anyone eaten this ham and been fine?
  3. I had very strong, painful bloating off and on the first two months I was gluten free, hang in there! I never gave up dairy, so that could have been the problem.
  4. Finally!

    Congrats to you and your hubby! I found out last week I am expecting #2 and am due 8-9, so we can be gluten free pregnancy buddies! Just yesterday the urgent need to eat (or otherwise vomit) kicked in, so I have to make sure I have plenty of snacks with me wherever I go . Best of luck to you!
  5. Don't know about a connection, but I was also told I had it this summer right before I decided to go gluten free. Mine was a pretty mild case, but my symptoms seem to have gotten better. The eye doc told me it was likely caused by wearing contacts too long, which I had worn probably an average of 3 weeks longer than I should have. I must have lost brain cells when I had my baby, because I can never remember to change my contacts or give the dogs their heartworm meds on time
  6. Milky way dark bars are gluten free!!
  7. Thanks for the reply amberskids. Part of the reason for my frustration is that the advice from her doctor seems like a "stock" answer for a kid with constipation and does not take into account my child's history (of frequent large and loose BMs). I am so discouraged and feel like I am on my own.
  8. Well, its been 5 days of gluten free, but 3 of those days were on mega doses of laxitives to clear out her system. I am really kind of annoyed b/c I never really believed she was impacted. The nurse told me to expect hard stool, followed by sticky stool, followed by watery diar. a day later when we started. Well DD went straight to watery diar 4 hours after her first dose. I feel like she looked impacted on the xray b/c she had not yet had a bowel movement that day. I have been telling the GI since June what ENORMOUS BMs she has when she goes, it fills up the enire diaper twice daily... She has a huge appetite. I got the results of her follow-up xray today, her colon looked clear. DUH! The nurse also told me to continue giving her a quater to a half a dose of miralax daily until her next appt (in 6 months) for maintanince. WTH!! Sorry, but I am so frustrated!!!! She has never been constipated, never gone longer than 12 hours without a huge BM or loose blowout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Am I a bad mom if I ignore this and just continue with gluten free and see how it goes??
  9. It sound as though your ped is on the ball, I am glad you were able to get the wheat intolerance diagnosis for school, that is really what worries me. AS long as the little ones feel better, that is all that matters IMO.
  10. I suspect gluten because she tested negative for parasites and h. pylori. Her reducing substances tests were also negative, which is the test for fructose intolerance. Her tests for lactose intolerance were also all negative. Not to mention the positive rsponse I have had on the diet.
  11. I guess I really won't know until she is completely gluten free... As long as her symtoms improve I don't really think I care too much about the diagnosis at this point. I don't think it would be too hard for me to get one of her Drs. to label her gluten intolerant for school purposes if the gluten challenge doesn't work out. What are others experiences with that?
  12. An update - I am not sure what to think anymore. A little background: My DD began having D at the age of 13 months 4 to 5 times per day that continued for nearly 2 months. Her height is in the 95th percentile, and her weight is in the 60th percentile, so good there but she has an enormous appetite. Her celiac bw came back normal, which is not uncommon from what I understand for such young children. 6 weeks after the onset of her problems, I decided to go gluten free for myself (my bw was also neg but symtpoms have improved), hence the whole family now eats gluten free meals. DD has still been having gluten filled cookies and crackers and such for snacks, but her D really improved although she was still having D 4 times per week, but only having BMs once or twice a day. She also began drinking lactaid milk at about the same time as our family began having gluten free meals. So who knows what helped!?! At the age of 17 months, she began vomitting. Over a three week time period, she vomitted 4 times. Her P Dr. put her on Zantac for reflux. Last week I followed up with her GI Dr. about the Zantac and she ordered an xray of her intestines to determine if she had a buildup of stool, which in fact she does. Now I have been instructed to do a 2 day Miralax cleanout. The GI also told me to continue the Zantac for 2 more months, then to reduce the dosage for a month before stopping it all together. I told the GI that I no longer care about testing and am going to start a strict gluten-free diet for my daughter. She agreed, although she doesn't really think gluten is the answer, but told me I should reintroduce gluten after 6 months for a challenge, then to repeat testing. UGH!! Anyway, to sum it up - could a child who presented with chronic D began having reflux and build-up of stool on a gluten-lite diet? I really believe she will get better on a gluten free diet, at this point I feel bad for keeping her on it as long as I have while I have suspected gluten is the issue for the past 6 months. Niether her ped. or the GI believe gluten could be causing the issue, I guess they just want to humor me, but who cares! Any advice or insight would be welcomed. Thanks!
  13. I made it tonight too Marilyn! I went ahead and filled it and covered it so it wouldn't have a film on top. I think there are lots of other options for this crust, I think next time I am going to try a strawberry filling, can't wait!!
  14. My great grandmother (moms side) was from Scotland and her husband was from Norway. My mom's dad's family was from Germany. My father's father's family were early American pioneers from England, But their ancestors originated from France. we don't know about my dad's mom as she was adopted.
  15. My 18 mo DD just started taking Zantac 2 weeks ago. She hasn't been napping as long as she usually does, only 1 hour when she usually naps for at least 3 hrs. after lunch. She has also been waking up really upset, whereas she usually wakes up and talks to herself in her crib for a while before I go in and get her up. Today and the day before yesterday, I forgot to give her her morning dose, and she slept really well at naptime and wike up happy. Has anyone else had this experience with their little ones? I am thinking of calling the Dr's office tomorrow. She takes another dose at night, and continues to sleep thru the night.