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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.     Does anyone have any comments on Bj's / Costco or Big Y Rotisserie Chickens?
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        I am newly diagnosed this week 11/27 so I have to start building my library. On the day of diagnosis I was starving and about to do the Thanksgiving food shopping. I was by the West Farms Mall where there is an Olive Garden and a Red Robin. Olive Garden's menu says it has pasta and red marinara sauce. I am avoiding this now due to acid issues, so I went to Red Robin. They have a gluten-free menu which they update monthly at each location. I opted for sweet potato fries and a burger no bun. They do have a gluten-free bun but I have never liked buns !  They told me that the fryer is dedicated for just the gluten free items.I did eat quite I bit. I am still not feeling well since my endoscopy 11/13 and have issues with feeling ill if I eat a large enough volume of food, so I cant comment on any cross contamination issues, but the waitress was very nice and went over all the choices.
  3.     I am newly diagnosed. I suspect my daughter has it too. Her labs were normal, but she has other symptoms. Her upper endo is in January. Your daughter's sleep pattern sounds just like hers! Up every hour. They have done all kinds of testing and found nothing.
  4. I apologize in advance for the long post. I guess I am still in shock. I am a 54 year old female in Tolland County, Connecticut and was just diagnosed this Wednesday. I had my upper endo and colonoscopy on 11/13/13. The Dr put me on Zantac 300 mg twice a day, along with Carafate. I had an allergic reaction to the Carafate. I do have a host of allergies to foods (including seafood) and medications ( like Protonix). The only other thing they told me to take for relief was Tums. I did not start my gluten free diet until the confirmed diagnosis of Celiac on 11/27/13. My blood work was mildly positive but they said the biopsy showed severe celiac disease. I also have esophagitis ( no Barrett's, Thank God), as well as gastritis and multiple duodenal ulcers. No evidence of yeast or H.Pylori.   Talk about timing just before the ultimate food binge day.  By the time I got home from the Dr, my daughter who probably also has celiac (she will have Upper Endo on Jan 2), divided the pantry and gave me separate shelf space from foods with gluten. I immediately downloaded gluten free apps for my phone and went food shopping since I was cooking the turkey, etc.  I was able to have a good Thanksgiving dinner. So I thought to myself, I am going to manage this with a shared gluten household and all will be well.   Last night I had what I guess is hyper-acid secretion that woke me from my sleep. TUMS didn’t help. OK what is this now? I did a little searching on Google and it made me crazy. They were saying that being on acid suppressors is bad in the long run ( H 2 blockers or PPI inhibitors) and may not work for everyone. Of course now it is Saturday so I can’t talk to the MD. How else am I going to heal the esophagitis, gastritis and duodenal ulcers? I read the phrase gluten withdrawal and have to research this. Might this have anything to do with hyper acid secretion?