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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. My Endocrinologist does not want me on generic, and recently put me on Synthroid. I was concerned about the CC issues that Synthroid says can be possible, and tried to get Tirosint. Only problem is that it's $75 a month WITH insurance.   I started taking Synthroid about 2 weeks ago. Very shortly after I started getting all these strange things happening. Weird gut spasms, pain in my kidneys, pain right below my rib cage, pain in my ovaries, really bad intestinal cramping, and nausea. I did test positive for Leukocytes in my urine and told I have a UTI. I've been on antibiotics for nearly 72 hours and I'm not feeling any better. Still nauseous, and getting back/side/kidney/ovary pain.     It could be a complete coincidence that this all happened RIGHT when I started the synthroid, but wondering if some of this could be glutening?   Anyone who is taking the BRAND NAME drug feeling OKAY?
  2. Hey all.. haven't been here in awhile but I thought this was worth letting everyone know. I am on doxycycline because it is believed I got Lyme Disease. I've been on it 7 days, and have been feeling progessivley worse. Joint aches, stomach issues, horrible headaches.. when I looked up this drug today it says that the drug contains Wheat Starch which IS gluten. I have no doubt of this as I am SICK AS A DOG. I've called my doctor and asked to be put on something else. UGH. I wish I would have thought to ask. I've been gluten-free since I found out a I had celiac at the end of January. This is the first time i've had something like this happen. I hope it doesn't take long to start feeling good again. =(
  3. Celiac And Diabetes

    Yes. I do need to find out. Oddly enough I was higher before lunch today than I was 2 hours after lunch. I think i'm good. Just need to check over night and see what it is then. Then figure out how to fix it.
  4. Celiac And Diabetes

    @missys mom Oh I know how it is. When I don't eat, I get shaky, weak, feel faint, get very hot and feel pretty awful before I eat again. I had to get up in the middle of the night last night TWICE to eat something because I was feeling So hungry and awful. The second time I could not go back to sleep. I think I will check my glucose again tomorrow morning after not eating all night. That is when I feel the worst. But YAY! I certainly don't want anything else on my plate!! Maybe it's my thyroid.. my TSH levels in Janurary were 4.5 doc said that was still in normal range (0.5-5) but I know there is a big dispute about that.
  5. Celiac And Diabetes

    I asked my step dad last night if I could use his monitor.. it was about 1 hour after eating gluten free pasta with butter for dinner. It was 85. He is dibetic and said that seemed low for just eating, but from what i'm hearing from a lot of others is that is within normal range. I went out and bought a monitor this morning and 2 hours after eating breakfast I was at 103, which is also considered normal. I talked to a guy with diabetes at work this morning. He says if anything I may be Hypoglycemic, but I have no idea if anything is done for that!
  6. Celiac And Diabetes

    I also tested "pre diabetic" on work biometric screening for non fasting blood results.
  7. Hello, I was reading my latest issue of Living Without and read an article that said there is a link between Celiac and Diabetes and that you may be at an elevated risk. Does anyone out there have both? Which were you diagnosed with first? I'm worried I may have it. I have a lot of the symptoms, but I don't want to go to the doctors and look like a hypochondriac. One of my great grandparents died of diabetes complications. At my last eye appointment they went the extra step looking at my right eye and said the pressure looked high. I've just been feeling so sluggish and tired even after being gluten-free for over 4 months now. I was also borderline hypothryroid, but not enough to put me on medicine (according to my doctor) Just wanted to hear from anyone else who might be dealing with both!?
  8. Hello Everyone! I've been gluten free for almost 2 months now. When I got the news my doctor didn't really give me any information, so I did a lot of research on my own. I'm taking a general vitamin, and sublingual b12. Is there anything else that is crucial that I should take? I've been feeling amazing! I've had a few CC indcidents, but other than that, i've been feeling pretty good. I just want to make sure there's nothing else really important I should be taking, and I'm not. Thanks!
  9. Cravings!

    I miss A LOT of things, but then I think back to how freakin' sick I was and know that it's just not worth it. This is a life long thing. I have to accept i'll never have them again and just stick to the "new" foods I can have. I feel you on the Mac and Cheese. I make the Annies kind and I really like it. I've also found some Gluten Free Chocolate chip muffins that I really enjoy and they are only 170 calories. Every so often I sit around and think about all the things I can't have anymore.. I think the worst for me is Beer. The gluten-free ones are just not the same.
  10. Overwhelmed

    I found the easiest thing in the beginning was to just stick to things that I knew wouldn't be a problem. Meats, veggies, rice.. If I NEEDED some kind of snack, I made SURE it was labeled Gluten free. It's very overwhelming! Remember, we've all been there! It DOES get easier!
  11. What initally drove me to go to the doctors and push for more testing was a foot that was Extremely painful and I couldn
  12. Does anyone know if the Archer Farms Apple Pear drink mix is Gluten Free? I can
  13. Soup?

    Thanks everyone! I will have to check out the progresso ones!! and Make my own!
  14. My Husband Doesn't Get It

    I know this probably doesn't sound like much of a relief but I was just diagnosed on 1/24 and my boyfriend and I broke up on 1/29. We'd been together for about 10 months and while we DID have other issues, this was the straw that broke the camels back. He got very mad at me because I did not want to go to his parents for dinner and it just escalated from there. I really think like the others have said, you need to sit down and have a serious heart to heart with your Husband. My boyfriend just didn't get it, and I really think it'll be easier FOR ME PERSONALLY to go through this alone, at least in the beginning. best of luck to you.
  15. I'm not having very much luck with Gluten free soups. I tried the "Imagine" soup in the resealable bottles. Most of them are terrible. The only one I liked was the butternut squash. Anyone know of some soups that actually have some flavor to them??