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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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How may people here have Gastritus, duodemitis, and esophageal erosion.
Did you GI doctor say it was from food intoleranc? Has anyone gotten better after they have
been gluten free for a while? I have been off gluten, dary and soy for almost a year, things are
much better but every so often my stomach starts giving me problems and I have painful attacks. My doctor
just ordered a EGD and found these issues. Thanks
I happen to work off site 90% of the time but once a week I have to actualy go in and sit at my desk.My desk is directly above the kitchen, I can't smell the food cooking but I seam to get sick the day after I work in the office. Not sure if it's in my head so I was wondering if there is a way to masure airborn gluten?
I'm with ya, my doctor tells me im not Celiac, and does not believe I have a gluten issue yet all of my problems whent away when I whent gluten-free, casin free. Anyhow if I hapen to get CC everything comes back for about three days, the joint pain, dizziness, confusion, weakness, depression , constipation, insomnia and yes the leg problems, it feels like worms are crawling thought my leg muscles. Migraines and neck stiffness also becomes a problem. I tell people it's like having the worst flu ever for about 3 days. The confusion and lack of ambition sucks its like losing 100pts of IQ for a few days, I get nothing done, I just stare off into space for long periods of time when I should be working. So Your not alone!
Wow, it funny how a lot of us have similar symptems, yet my doctor still insists that I don't have a gluten problem because my test was negative, and he stoped there. As in your original coment about beer! I miss good German wheat beer, I can't even tolerate alcohol these days, my eye starts twitching and the rib pain starts. Hopefuly you can try some of the gluten-free beers or Woodchuck hard cider is a good replacment. It's not wheat beer but better than pain.
OMG costochondritis is horrible, for the last year I have had a rib that keeped poping out from inflamation, it was the one pain that put me over the edge. I have spent last few years in pain managment for multipul protruding discs, leg and SI joint pain, when the costochondritis came into the picture I couldn't take it, that's when I realy started searching for answers. I stumbled onto Gluten and casein intolerance back in July, within a week of going gluten casein free the rib pain along with everything else was gone. Also if I happen to accidentally eat gluten that rib pain is the first thing to come back. It's like a warning system. Good luck
Havoc, your not kidding, before I got sick my idea of a fun was cycling 100 miles as fast as I could so I already a good idea were my pain threshold was until last spring when I would spend most mornings in the fetal whimpering and tryin to talk myself into going to work. It only took one week of being gluten-free to start feeling better I just can keep thinking that it was somthing more than a sensitivity, I just need to except it and move on. I was just suprized that my test wasn't definitive, but as many of you have said the testing is not the end all! Thanks again for the info.
Thanks for the advice, my son is very stubbern, wonder were he gets it, I had an OMM tell me last year I should look into a gluten-free diet, I totally went off on her saying how could a mechanical back problem be caused by gluten, I thought all of my problem were from being out of alignment all the time. I have since apologized to her.
Thanks gottaski! I'm glad you you kid has improved on the diet, I'm worried about my son, he has been complaining about his low black and leg cramps since he was 12. Thinking about changing his diet, but geting a 14 year old to buy into a gluten-free diet may be a problem. Anyhow that is the same age when my back problem began. Started going to to chiropractor on a regular basis when I was 12. Ive just had a hard time excepting this was all due to my diet. Almost to good to be true.
Thanks for the info, I know I shouldn't worry about the gene testing stuff but Im some one that likes facts and data! Also most of my symptoms were not so topical with the traditional Celiac. I had multipul protruding discs/ DDD, compression fracture at T7, leg pain/ joint pain, calf cramping/ heels spurs plantar fasciitis, costochondritis,right SI joint inflamation and pain, I was actual scheduled for and SI join fussion, boy I'm happy I didn't go thought with that. I could go on and on. Most of this started when I crash in a road race a few years ago, I injered my hip/ SI joint and the injections and radio frequency started and I feel apart, oh I almost forgot the best symptems daily migraines, fatigue and bran fog so bad I was getting lost while drive in the town I've lived in forever. After reading some other people's post here I have relized that maybe they are normal Celiac symptems!