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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.


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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. I was really relieved to know what I had so I could do something to make it better and gain some strength back. It was hard a couple of times when we would have a big get together at olive garden or something but for them most part I have just been gratefull it wasnt something worse. I work in a elementary school lunchroom. And I see Down syndrom children And ms chileren and several others and these are little children. I count my blessings. I have lived my life and if all I have to do is not eat something well so be it. Sometimes I do get something I shouldnt and I pay the price and I am sick. And ya know at least I know it isnt a death sentance like cancer. So we need to cheer up and help each other cheer up and work together to work on this miserable illness. I dont like it. But I dont like the common cold either. Take care every one. Barb
  3. Help

    You guys are all really nice and I thankyou. I am going to go back to my Dr and give this all another go. Maybe I will feel better. I have no support system out here except my husband and some people think I am a quack. So I will stick with it and get on board. I hope you dont mind if I chat with you guys all the time. Thank you so much. Barb
  4. Help

    Rachael, I cant beleive you have all that. And I tested positive for Lymes a couple of years ago too but brushed it off. I thought the dr was a quack. And yes I had and upper GI and they took a biopsy, blood work. It just seems that the times I do eat something it doesnt hurst any more so what the heck ya know. So I get thinking is this just a joke or what. I did lose alot of weight befor and now I have gained a lot back so I have to wonder about it. Why would I. I live out in the sticks where I cant go to any support groups or anything. It is just really hard. And i am an old woman. But thankyou so much to you and all of you for the supporting answers, I really appreceate you. You are angles.. Barb
  5. Rachael, I am so sorry. I thought I had it rough. and you are so young. I to take thyroid pills and have wondered why I keep having the gluten problem maybe mine is also something else. Hon you hang in there and you will get it all together. Barb
  6. Be honest, do any of you really wonder if this is all true or if it is just a scam that drs use to make a big deal of ? Ya Know at first I hurt but I had for along time. Now I dont and I have eve went as far as to see if I could eat stuff and it didnt hurt. The one day it did. but then not for a while again. Is this really celiac do you think or am I just an idiot. The doc that diagnosed me was over this big celiac thing in slc so I wonder sometimes if he just wanted to get it going good like the big lymes disese scare. I feel like I am crazy I lost weight and now I am just putting it on like crazy which depress's me. Every one i work with thinks It is all silly and they eat all this stuff in front of me. I dont get diarea I get the oppisite. I just get pain. I dont throw up. Then I get gas and it last about 5 hours. But that only happens sometime. Please help me staighten up or just play russion rulett or tell me some of you have felt this way, Barb
  7. Please please can anyone tell me how our hair holds up to a permenant? My hair has fallen out so bad and it is way thin. I want to get a loose curl perm to give is some thickness. And so when I curl it is wont be absolutey flat in two hours. Please doesn anyone out there know anything about this. If I get one will hair all fall out? Will it burn my hair real bad? Or will it not take? What I have left for hair is really fine also. Thanks so much for listening . Barb
  8. Help Turning Into A Salad.

    no one ever talks to me. Once in a while i get on this site to aske a serious questions and no one will ever talk to me. I am at my wits end. Sometimes I feel like I am in the ozone and it isnt even real that it is a lymes deseise thing . Ya know how there for awhile that is what everything was.The Dr.s sent my husband and I to Los Vegas to some quack. Said that is what we had. Now I have celiac spru. I dont know. I just want to be me again. I have no personality anymore. I am just nothing. I am a nothing... I am wondering if it is bull. I know we all get into clicks but we need to talk to everyone ok. Thanks
  9. Why Are So Many Of Us Still Not Feeling Well?

    do any of you sometimes feel like this is like the big lymes desiese scare? My husband and I were both diagnosed with it. Because we were sick. And now I have celiac. I still dont feel good. Some times I just think it is a bunch of bull. Do any of you ever ever feel like maybe it is just a bunch of bull. I live in a little town in the bushes and i cant get into the little groups and all the appointments. I cant buy all the special foods. I cant sleep I can eat like I should. I am tired, I dont feel good. And yet sometimes I test it to see and I dont get sick and other times I do. whats up with that? I am dumb and cant keep up with it all anyway cause I have a bad memory so I might as will just be me and let it all go. I am so onery I dont know why my poor husband stays. Well thanks for listening. Barb
  10. I have really bad sleep problems too and I tried trazadone I hated it. I was so drugged for days I couldnt stand it. I have tried Ambien and Ambien cr They put you to sleep fast but I did really strange stuff on them. I would get up and go places, eat a whole cake (this is before I found out I was celiac) but I could still do it. I did all kinds of stuff. I have tried Amatriptoline. one half works ok but still groggy bad.Oh I think I have tried them all. It is really hard to find one that works. All I can say is good luck and if you find one that is good will you please let us all know. barb
  11. Cold Sore

    do any of you get what we use to call cold sore on your lips and such. Is this DH? I have gotten them all my life. I have one now that is clear across my bottom lip. but I dont get all the other ones you all talk about. Maybe I am just lucky. What do you think? Thanks Barb
  12. Does anyone get cold sores alot? I heard from someone that this desease can cause the cold sores. Have any of you found this to be so? I know I got glutened and I have been sick from it. But I have gotten cold sores for years, so I just figured ahh, just part of another round. Now I am thinking, Well maybe this is why I have had them for years..... Thanks everyone Barb
  13. eating oatmeal is really what lead me to finally go to the dr and search out what was hurting me so bad. I would eat it in the morning and I would just die all day long. Just agony. So I am a believer that we celiacs can not eat oats. Maybe it is not the oats but the cross contamination but I certainly am not going to try it. And I love them. I have been diagnosed for a year now and I still dont have it right. But I do alot better than befor.
  14. Just not doing well. I guess I should have stayed on this forum and let you guys help me and lean on the support. I just always felt like you would think I was a stupid old woman. I have done someting wrong all along and started getting well and then not. It has been one step forward two steps back it seems. Really it has probably been two forward and one back but it doesnt feel like that. There have been a couple of you that helped me so much right at first and I love you so much for it. You are the best people and it is like everyone on her becomes on big family. This is the place to be if we all want to get well. Thankyou all. Barb
  15. Hi everyone.. Ya know when I was so sick before I was diagnosed, I lost almost 50 lbs. I needed to. It wasnt worth being so sick to do it, but since I did, it was great to be thin. Now I am gaining it back. about 12 - 15 lbs. I feel so fat and miserable. Has anyone went through this? I am getting so depressed from it. After being so sick at least I had that one enjoyment and it was nice. I dont know quite how to deal with this I am so depressed. I am almost wishing I was still sick. No not really. Thanx for listening. Barb