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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. Need Lunch Help

    I'm a truck driver and kind of in the same boat. I've been living on McDonald's fries for lunch for three weeks and I know that isn't good for me. Some claim I could get CC from McDonald's, but I've been lucky and haven't yet. And I realize it's a temporary thing until I think of something better. One thing I have been thinking about was getting a soft sided lunch cooler and one of those re-usable cool paks. I want to mix up some tuna salad and eat it with Scoops. I could also have some rice cakes with peanut butter and bring some veggies.
  2. Pictures Of My Rash

    The second and fourth picture is hives. Urticaria.
  3. I, too, have this. Never really had a sense of smell that I can remember. My wife smells for me. Ever since going gluten free, it's has gotten a bit better, but only a little. I get tired of people asking me if I can taste. yes, I still have tastebuds. Crash
  4. Good Reaction To Celiac Disclosure

    I don't know your situation at work, but I work in a warehouse. Last week my boss bought us lunch, chicken wings, one of my favorites. He actually asked the place providing the wings if they were gluten free. I didn't ask him to ask, he just did. They were and we all had wings and had a great time. I doubt he would have bought me anything special had the wings had not been gluten free, but it was really nice that he asked. CRash
  5. I'm So Bitter And Sick Of It

    I'm not trying to replicate things I would eat, if I didn't have my gluten intolerance. I'm discovering new things to eat. The other day I had some tuna salad that I put in Scoops. It was pretty good. I eat alot of corn tortillas. I use them like I would bread. Is it as good as bread? Not really, but it's different. My wife made some gluten free chili, I dipped my tortillas in it. It was damn tasty. I don't see my gluten free diet as restricting me, I see it moving me in different directions. Before I discovered my gluten intolerance, an allergy doctor told me that I was allergic to beef. I went 4 years without eating beef, only to discover that it wasn't true. Compared to not eating beef, not eating gluten has been easier for me. On the other hand, since I've been gluten free, we've had two birthdays around here and that means lots of cake. Did I have some? No. But I ate twice my weight in ice cream. CRash
  6. I remember that the sky was as blue as I had ever seen it. Blindingly blue.
  7. Let's have some fun. We all have given up some food that we love. I think if we talk about it, instead of just being angry, it will make us all feel better. From looking at the other threads, it seems like pizza is well loved by most people here. But there is something that I have been craving lately. I was reaching in the cabinet for something, I think peanut butter, when my hand pulled out a can of Chef Boyardee Ravioli. For some reason, I have been craving it ever since. The little pasta pillows filled with that gooey meat stuff and that weird sweet tasting Boyardee sauce. Pure comfort food. Hard to get my mind off of it this week. What are you guys craving? What do you miss? CRash
  8. I'm Miffed - Need Advice

    This is how your life is from now on. You can either let this disease run your life or you can eat beforehand and have a good time. You're taking it personally because you feel that if they wanted you there, they would have it somewhere more gluten-free friendly. It doesn't sound like they are. But, if I wanted to go, I wouldn't let this stop me.
  9. I have floaters. It's weird. I hate them.
  10. Drugs And Celiac

    We're asking us how to take drugs? Really? This site seems to be about getting well. Do yourself a favor and quit taking drugs.
  11. No Negs Just Pos

    Some probiotics have wheat. Be careful.
  12. This is exactly what I have been fighting for 10 years now. I was on 4 Zyrtec, then 4 Allegra a day, 50 mg of Doxepin, 600 mg Ranitidene and tons of other meds. I was, at one time, taking 14 pills a day just to control the hives. I quit gluten, now I'm down to 1 pill a day. I'm feeling 1000% better.
  13. Gluten Free And Loving It.

    Ok, today, not so great. Had a hive on my back last night, went away this morning, and now two very small ones on my head. Also, a bit of depression this morning. Is this some sort of gluten working through my system, since it's only been like ten days, or am I on the wrong track? We ate dinner at a restaurant last night and although what I had was supposedly gluten free, I have my doubts. I had to explain to the waitress what gluten is. Energy was decent today, not as good as yesterday, but not as bad as usual. Also, thanks everyone for the comments and good tips.
  14. How Did Your Doctor Tell You?

    My doctor didn't tell me. I will be telling him.
  15. I'm CRash, I'm 46, male and live in Tennessee. I've suffered from hives of unknown origin for 10 years. They are/were getting worse and worse. I suffered depression and started getting iritis. I've had no energy and crawled into bed as much as I could. Been to allergy doctors at Vanderbilt and all they seem to do is increase my meds. They did a scratch test and no food allergies showed up. 4 Zyrtec a day is too much for me. I tried quitting dairy, meat, caffeine, nothing seemed to work. One day I started thinking about gluten. I didn't really know what it was, or how to quit. I overheard an old acquaintance telling someone he had gone gluten free. When I had a chance I went over and spoke with him. Basically, he told me how gluten affected him and how he went gluten free. Last weekend, I took the plunge. I quit gluten. I tried to quit 100%, but kept finding hidden gluten. It was in a probiotic I was taking. Other places, here and there. Last Thursday, the hives stopped. Yesterday, I stopped all my meds, no Allegra, no Doxepin. It was scary. I've kept Zyrtec and an Epipen close at hand. But, so far, so good. No hives. Better energy. My mind is unfogging. A swelling sensation here and there, but nothing ever shows up. My eyes are clear. I'm basically living on Chex, Scoops and ground beef on corn tortillas. But that's alright with me. In time, I'll try other things. I hope to be a gluten free success story. I hope to have some sort of life back.