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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 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. PurpleMonkey added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Does anyone know if Milnot (Original) is Gluten-Free? I'm rather new to this and can't even find it on google if it's gluten-free. My family is wanting meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner, I'm using gluten-free crackers for my meatloaf, needing to know if I need to make my taters differently or not.

      Thank you! (:
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    2. PurpleMonkey added a post in a topic Losing Weight, Help!   

      Are you seeing a dietician? I would add a dietician to your life being as all the strictness of gluten free and paleo diets. Just a suggestion, they can help you diagnose vitamin deficiencies along with other issues due to strict diets.
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    3. PurpleMonkey added a post in a topic Crazy Dizziness... Normal Or No?   

      Also, No ma'am... The GI doctor tried giving me something, I took it for 2 days and stopped. I can't remember to take pills and I don't even feel like I have acid reflux or heart burn or anything like that so I haven't even cared to take them.
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    4. PurpleMonkey added a post in a topic Crazy Dizziness... Normal Or No?   

      JerseyAngel & rosetapper23: Thank you so so much! Your comments had me giggling. I just can't believe he could be so closed minded on a subject like this. Even if I was 400lbs who cares, that's no reason to say even though my tests were blatantly POSITIVE that it was not my case. That's like saying men cannot get breast cancer. It would be so much easier to get used to this if I didn't have people telling me "it's just food, you can eat it if you want" My grandmother is the only one who has done research and realizes I'm not crazy or making up the pain, so to speak. And she sticks up for me quite a bit. Luckily.

      Takala: The "normal people" thing cracked me up. I keep hearing about the dairy thing but i didn't fully understand the reasoning of taking it out in the beginning. Thank you for all the help I will definitely see if any of these things effect me.

      I have tried staying far away from gluten for about a week now. I had crackers in my salad (my grandmother says these were gluten free), and I have had Cocoa Pebbles Cereal for breakfast and the milk didn't seem to bother me. I DID however today, I grabbed a slice of pizza without thinking and ate half of it. I've regret it all day, been in and out of the bathroom either puking or other.... I feel stupid, but I guess it's not completely registered to me that I cannot have the things I'm used to.
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    5. PurpleMonkey added a post in a topic Crazy Dizziness... Normal Or No?   

      I saw my doctor on the 28th. All he said to me was "you tested positive for Celiac but I don't believe it being as the typical Celiac is severely underweight and you aren't".... I gained about 70 lbs when I has my daughter in 09. Since August I have lost 40 lbs without even trying. Luckily since my tests came out positive he is actually still treating me with the diagnosis. I have been referred to a Dietitian/Nutritionist, and she will be doing my nutritional blood work at the appointment next week and also give me vitamins. This process just seems like it's taking forever and more and more symptoms are popping up. I guess it could be worse though.
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    6. PurpleMonkey added a post in a topic Crazy Dizziness... Normal Or No?   

      It's not just when I stand up, I'm continually dizzy.
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    7. PurpleMonkey added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)   

      Crazy Dizziness... Normal Or No?
      I have been suffering for 3 years with the pain and other various symptoms of Celiac Disease. I finally got a referral to a GI Dr last month and received a phone call from him 3 days before Thanksgiving to let me know I indeed had Celiac Disease. I haven't yet been back to see him like he has asked me because I was out of town on business...

      I have been having major lightheaded/dizziness, shortness of breath and blacking out when I stand up. I've been getting dizzy on and off for the last 3 months or so but this is getting bad and scaring me. I don't know if I should go to the emergency room or if this is something normal I should expect. I have been following the "gluten-free diet" to the best of my ability since Friday (when I got home and could research the disease and what to do to treat it) being as the doctor's assistant didn't tell me anything over the phone, other than the doctor would like to see me on the 28th.

      Any advice?
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