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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. pumpkin added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)   

      B-12 Shots
      I haven't been here in a while. I recently (Monday to be exact) started B-12 shots and Vitamin D and Folic Acid supplements after my yearly endoscopy, blood work and a bone density test revealed major deficiencies in these areas along with elevated ferritin levels. I have always heard that B-12 shots give you a boost of energy but I seem to have gone in the opposite direction and am more tired than before. Is there anyone out there who can explain this or has had the same reaction? Thanks so much.
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    2. pumpkin added a post in a topic Question With Menstuation   

      I have gone in the opposite direction. Still cramping but not as severe, fewer migraines, very, very short cycle with very little flow. Going gluten free definitely does something to your body.
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    3. pumpkin added a post in a topic Hidden Valley Ranch   

      The Hidden Valley dry dressing/dip mixes are gluten free...but as always, double check the label.
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    4. pumpkin added a post in a topic Johnny Rocket's Is Celiac Friendly   

      The milkshakes should be fine as long as they don't make them in the same container as the malts.
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    5. pumpkin added a post in a topic Nana's No Gluten Cookie Bars   

      I guess I will have to keep an eye on the Tapioca flour. Thanks for the heads up on that. So far I have been lucky by not having "other" food sensitivities but maybe I have jumped the gun as far as that goes.
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    6. pumpkin added a post in a topic Nana's No Gluten Cookie Bars   

      Thank you. I just found the list of ingredients: no soy but there is tapioca flour, brown rice flour and gluten free whole grain dextrins. I've never had a problem with brown rice flour or tapioca flour... so far. Don't know exactly what the last one is.
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    7. pumpkin added a post in a topic Nana's No Gluten Cookie Bars   

      It was 5 days ago. I never have the same recovery time when I get glutened. Don't know if that is normal or not.
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    8. pumpkin added a post in a topic Nana's No Gluten Cookie Bars   

      I always eat the Nana Banana, sometime the Berry Vanilla. I didn't always have a reaction to them. I have no idea what ingredient it could be. Maybe my tummy is very sensitive right now due to a recent glutening disaster. Very frustrating.
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    9. pumpkin added a topic in Gluten-Free Ingredients & Food Labeling Issues   

      Nana's No Gluten Cookie Bars
      I love Nana's No Gluten Cookie Bars but they apparently don't love me! I am miserable at the moment. I usually have one for my mid- morning snack and I had been noticing for the past few days that I'm feeling extremely nauseated afterwards. At first I thought it might be something else but after the elimination process I'm sure it's the cookie bars, I just don't know what ingredient it is. Has anybody else out there had any trouble with them?
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    10. pumpkin added a post in a topic Itchy Ears   

      I am convinced it's the celiac disease. I suspect I have DH b/c I get the itchy rash across the top of my cheeks whenever I accidently ingest gluten. I take allergy shots, Allegra D, Nasonex for seasonal allergies and my ear will still itch. Sometimes a Benedryl will ease the maddening ear itch but not enough for me to use it all the time. The itchy ear goes away when gluten gets out of my system.
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    11. pumpkin added a post in a topic Itchy Ears   

      Yes. My allergist said it was just dry skin....NOT. I only get it after I have been glutened and I have not yet found a remedy for this maddening itch.
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    12. pumpkin added a post in a topic Daughters Friend Has Celiac   

      The Reeses peanut butter easter eggs are not gluten free! I am so bummed about it....
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    13. pumpkin added a topic in Celiac Disease - Publications & Publicity   

      Real Simple Magazine
      In flipping through the April issue of Real Simple magazine I came across a section where they were comparing Mac & Cheese. All of the picks were organic and there was mention (small blurb in the corner of page 267) of the gluten-free variety! Cudos to Real Simple for making mention of this.
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    14. pumpkin added a post in a topic I Hate I Hate I Hate...   

      I have been following this all day. It's been very entertaining and after the week I've had I even have a few things I "dislike" that I need to vent:

      I dislike my frustration with others for not understanding that one day or one week without gluten does not immediately "cure" me forever

      I dislike my impatience with myself for expecting the same instant cure

      I dislike living a backward tourist town obsessed with fried and breaded fatty food.

      I dislike being stuck in the office on a beautiful Friday afternoon when I'd rather be at the barn or the beach

      I am grateful I have managed to survive a whole week without glutening myself
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    15. pumpkin added a post in a topic Gluten Free Living Magazinine   

      I subscribed to GFL in February and haven't received an issue yet. Patiently waiting.....
      I subscribed to LWO in January and just got their latest. I love it. I wish I had known about these magazines before the holidays!!
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