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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. Man....a shrimp poboy sounds amazing! I'm replying to see the answers, I'd love to know! I must say, I think my hubs and I mastered a gumbo with sweet sorghum flour incase you haven't had a gluten-free gumbo yet ; )
  2. What's Your Favorite Gluten Free Restaurant?

    I've been successful at Outback, Bonefish Grill (my fav!), and Mellow Mushroom Pizza. I know everywhere is different, you're only as safe as the people preparing it care.. Good luck finding new places! As always, I'd speak to someone in management to see if they have gluten-free practices in place, then give it a go!
  3. Good to know! Nothing beats a good Mac and cheese! I'm always looking for a good gluten-free one.
  4. I have raynauds, too. I used to have oily skin and scalp and when we believe my celiac was "activated" my skin and scalp became very dry. Neither have changed gluten-free.
  5. I love the Mai Fun rice sticks. Sit them for 5 minutes in hot water and they're done. I love the texture, too.
  6. Very interesting! I'll ask on my next follow up. However, I was seronegative on the celiac panel so I'm not too sure if I make antibodies, lol!
  7. I get hypoglycemia often. I can drop to 30 after a PB&J sandwich : ( My endo said I am prediabetic, one of the lovely comorbidities of celiac. I eat low carb, and about 5-6 times a day. I haven't had an episode since changing my diet this way. The less you ask of your pancreas to to send insulin surges, the longer you can prevent full blown diabetes. That's what he told me. So I'm trying like heck to keep it at bay! Good luck!
  8. I've definitely seen the squirrel : / "well you obviously can hold weight, so you're fine. this one test is negative. Best I can tell you is, you're broken." then breaks out in laughter....
  9. I definitely see a gain anywhere from 4-8 pounds. After a week, it goes down slowly.
  10. Advice Please

    Do you have GERD? I know I'm in a great deal of pain without my nexium. I also had to cut out dairy for the first year and a half, im just adding it back in small amounts. Yay! I was also on Carafate for my ulcers, a second EGD showed they healed, so I no longer have to take that. I take activated charcoal pills to help with trapped gas, it works wonders! My gastro gave me a "gastro cocktail" at the beginning to numb my stomach when I was in intense pain. I think it was a mylanta, Benadryl, and lidocaine mix. I know that doesn't sound fun, but I was desperate for relief. I also found I can tolerate some foods in moderation. I can eat oatmeal (certified gluten-free) but not two days in a row or in large portions. Corn, quinoa, beans, and tomatoes are the same. I had to learn to not repeat the same foods during the week. I hope you find some relief soon!
  11. Thank you all so much! I'll update as soon as I get answers from my endo!
  12. Wow, thanks for the info! I am waiting for an endo appointment soon. I do eat pretty balanced, but could find snacks that are better through the day. Just this week, I ate a ham/cheese sandwich for breakfast, 2 hours later my sugar was at 30! The next day, just one piece of toast woith PB and flax seeds, no episode. I can wake up with low sugar, other days go hours without eating and be ok. Crazy! I don't have a cycle due to Lo loestrin (birth control) I take for my endometrosis. I can't bear the pain without this pill. Could this be causing some bone issues? It is the lowest amount of estrogen in a bc pill. Hoping for answers soon!
  13. I was diagnosed the same way. Seronegative with a marsh 1. I had my genes tested and found I have double DQ2 genes. Went gluten free and saw changes, then felt bad again. Found other intolerances. There are days I doubt this dx and wonder since I'm not "officially " diagnosed. But, my body speaks for me. My dr and I are confident its celiac. Good luck and stay diligent in your health. I had to be my own advocate!
  14. Body Odor

    Has he been eating a lot of meat? Particularly red meat? My doctor told me that was a cause when I found I was more smelly after workouts than normal. I cut back on meats and added more plant protein and it was gone. I hope y'all find the root of his issue!