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  1. I don't know. Before I went gluten-free I knew of other celiacs and often made goodies for them even though I was still a wheat-eater. I was always VERY careful. Never used plastic anything. Made sure I super cleaned counters and glass bowls and metal utensils before hand etc. No one ever got cc'd. I think it depends on how educated you think that person is.
  2. Ah, thanks, Ladies, regarding the NCGI testing. That makes more sense now!
  3. Long story, short.........I ordered a home celiac blood test for my daughter who ended up in the ER where she had a whole celiac panel done. So, now I have a Biocard test just sitting here. I would love to really know but the thought of what comes with eating gluten - ACK! Regardless, I am thinking about doing a challenge. How much do I REALLY need to eat and for how long? I've been gluten-free for three years. Has anyone here actually gone that long gluten-free and then done a gluten challenge? If so, how much did you eat and for how long?
  4. There's a test for NCGI???? I had no idea they could test for that now. That's interesting because I KNOW that I am, at the very least, NCGI so I immediately suspected gluten sensitivity when she started feeling crappy. I didn't know they had a test for that. Thanks!
  5. UPDATE We got the results back. Both the celiac panel and the H Pylori were negative. we have absolutely no idea what to do. We have to start from square one again.
  6. I'm sorry you are going through this. It must be so hard. Is it possible she is getting cross contaminated at home? if you are using old bowls, plastic bowls, cups, anything that was used when you all consume gluten it sometimes sticks in the small scratches etc of cookware or mixing bowls. Also, wooden spoons, the cutting board, toaster etc. Could you hit the dollar store and purchase a few basic supplies to ONLY use for the family for gluten-free prep and see if her symptoms disappear? If it works you will know she is getting cross-contaminated. Also, is she sharing anything at school?
  7. Does anyone know of a GOOD gluten-free magazine that doesn't fleece Canadians if you want a subscription? I find that I go on magazine websites, get all excited and then when I want to subscribe I find that to send it to Canada the cost is almost double. $40 a year for a mere six issues is just ridiculous, IMO.
  8. I know. **sigh** I just (re) started the search for a decent sandwich bread. You know, one that is full sized AND you can actually eat cold as in A SANDWICH! Ugh......
  9. No, not yet. Our GP is hoping they come in tomorrow (Thursday). It's been a very long wait! I am hoping it's H Pylori and NOT celiac. Fingers crossed. She's still suffering with a lot of nausea and pain.
  10. We had our daughter tested last Thursday. It was done at the ER. It was a celiac blood panel. They sent us home and told us to follow up with our GP when the test comes in. Yesterday I called the GP and it still wasn't back. That would have been four days (with a weekend included in that time line). How long did it take you to get your results?
  11. Oopps.... the test is more like $200 . I tried to edit my typo but for some reason it won't change. Anyway.......
  12. UPDATE........ I took my DD back to the ER today as she has the terrible stomach thing again. The did full blood panel PLUS a full celiac panel. The good news is that she's not dying of some dreadful thing. Liver, pancreas, kidney stuff all came back fine. We have to see the family doctor for the celiac panel and the H Pylori test as it takes a few days. I was SHOCKED the ER doc came up with the celiac panel all on his own! And, because the ER ordered it we don't have to pat the $400 for it! Since the test is done I am starting her on a gluten elimination right now. We'll see if she starts feeling better.
  13. What cruise line are you sailing on? We were on Carnival last March. GREAT experience with gluten-free. They knew who I was at every table/dining room seating and always had a gluten-free menu for me. And, weirdest thing.....we signed on for a wine tasting. We get there and sit down and, low and behold, ALL the other people had crackers on their plate and mine had NONE. Yes, they were THAT good! We even sat down for brunch one day (which is different than your regular dining room table seating) and they KNEW who I was and brought me a gluten-free brunch menu without being asked. Carnival is VERY gluten-free friendly. They even have gluten-free pizza at the walk-up pizza place. I was very impressed! Just tell them when you get on the ship that you are gluten-free. Go to the dining room BEFORE any dinner services and let them know.
  14. I asked how old you were because hair loss is a big indicator of estrogen deficiency which is seen, often, in middle-aged (35 and older) women. But you are only 24 so I highly doubt that is your issue. I agree that your thyroid is likely the culprit. But if you are going to get blood work done then test your other hormones as well.