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      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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Thanks Georgie. I'm a pretty stubborn girl, who usually refuses peoples help; thinking I can handle it all on my own. I think I better play it safe here and have someone drop me off and pick me up. I have a really low blood sugar normally anyways, and the whole not eating and getting blood taking a bunch doesn't sound like it will help matters. I can't believe they had to tip-toe over to you!! That just amazes me, that your body can react so quickly like that. I was reading that you were still on the cortisone for the test, there's a big chance that altered the results. My doc wanted me off anything and everything that has to do with stress/adrenals for a full 6 weeks before he'd do the test. (Needless to say..within four days of going off my meds...I feel like I'm going nuts and freaking out about everything, and have absolutely no energy..and fall asleep as soon as I get home. ) Well, at least your GP sounds like they have a good idea of what's going on with you. Not all endocrinologists are good...from what I've heard...most are idiots. (Well, that can be said about a LOT of doctors.) Hopefully you'll be able to get some answers from there soon. It's no fun trying to figure out what's wrong and making you feel so awful all the time. Good luck...I hope you get some relief soon.
  3. Thanks Georgie! I'll have to give it a few more weeks before I see if there's a difference for me. Since they took me off the adrenal support pills I was on, for an accurate ACTH stimulation test, I'm not feeling well by any means right now. I'm assuming it's an IV test, since they scheduled me to goto the hospital for it, instead of a medical clinic. Nobody (the doctor or hospital) has given me any information on it, other than I'll be there for a few hours. I was wondering if I'd need to have someone pick me up or not. I already took the day off work in case I didn't feel great afterwards. Now I'm wondering if I shouldn't drive myself home afterwards. Maybe I better see if my hubby can drop me off and pick me up. The test isn't until the 21st, so maybe they'll be calling with instructions?? Did you get any answers with your test results??
  4. Restaurant Gluten Free & Vegan

    That's great!! I'm so glad you had such a positive experience. It seems like if you don't speak up and ask if there's anything available to eat, you'll never know. I'm from St. Clair Shores, and will be heading that way for a wedding this summer. After checking out Moo Moo's site, I'll be stopping in for sure! Thanks for the tip!
  5. Hi there, don't mean to jump in here...but just have a question. I was on Armour for about 4-5 yrs, and have recently switched doctors. I've always been very adamant about Armour, and how Synthroid is worthless to me. Anyways, I was on 3.5 grain of Armour, and still having hypothyroid symptoms, but my tsh was under 0.0003, and the rest of the ft3 and ft4 were "ok", somewhat off, but not bad. I explained how the very first doc that put me on Synthroid, and I felt even worse. His response was "Of course you felt like crap, they didn't give you Cytomel with it. You were only treating a tiny portion of your problem." He feels that I need Synthroid and Cytomel, so he can control the T3 and T4 separately. Has anyone had any luck with taking these two together?? He is one of those "armour comes from animals, is hard to regulate the dosage, that's why your t3's and t4's have been all over the place these last few years. You need them treated like separate problems." I'm now on .1 mg of Synthroid and 10mcg of Cytomel. Any suggestions if this might work? Thanks in advance! (He also suspects adrenal problems and has scheduled me for the acth stimulation test in a few weeks.)
  6. Thyroid Problem

    I'm sorry you are having to deal with these "less than pleasant" doctors! I've been hypothyroid (and Hashimoto) for about 7 yrs now, and I'm finally now (I think anyways) seeing a good endocrinologist. I don't know much about supplements, as I've always been on prescribed medication for it. I do know that my new doctor who I just saw a few weeks ago, recommends to take zinc picolinate (body absorbs this form better than the other zinc supplement) as well as selenium. He changed my meds up, and is also sending me to the hospital for the ACTH stimulation test, as he suspects some of my symptoms are adrenal related, not thyroid. I will say, my hair seems to not be falling out quite as much..but I'm still freezing all the time! I live in Florida...soooo,'s not normal! He suspects my coldness has to do with nerve damage, and will be checking into that too. I would definitely try to get a good selenium and zinc picolinate supplement to start with. I've also heard coconut oil is great like RiceGuy said. Also, taking B12 sub lingual is a good idea too, if you are low on energy and always fatigued. Good luck! If you have any questions...feel free to PM me.
  7. I was just curious if anyone has investigated to find out if regular tattoo ink has soy in it. I plan on getting one this summer and I'd like to find out soon. I have a tattoo already, but it's 10 yrs old, and back then I was young and clueless to all my health problems. I plan on contacting the place I'll be going to, but figured I'd ask here first. Thanks everyone!
  8. Great Restaurant In Naples, Fl

    I actually live here in Naples, and honestly didn't know it existed!!!!! I'm SO excited to go and try it. I even read that they do not use soy oil, that's fabulous! Thank you for letting everyone know.
  9. Wendy's gluten-free Menu Update - Nov 07

    I LOVE Panera Bread!! I honestly never, ever thought this would be a place I could eat at. I can't have gluten, soy or dairy. They actually have an ingredient list behind the counter that you can look at. It has every single item in there, from salads, to dressings, soups, etc. I've never had a problem with cc there either. I love the black bean soup, and the Fuji Apple Chicken salad (I have to get a different dressing than the one it comes with though, due to soy.) Here is the latest gluten-free list they sent me: GLUTEN FREE LIST - Panera Bread ** **Although we do our very best to meet your special requirements, we cannot rule out the possibility of cross contact between these items and gluten-containing foods in our bakery-caf
  10. I also have adrenal fatigue. It started about a year and a half ago, when I had a very invasive surgery. I had already been gluten free for about two years. I went back to work too soon, I have my own business, and work 6 days a week on my own. Apparently that was a bit too much! (Both surgeons wanted me to take over a month off work to recover.) I've been taking this: It's gluten, soy, dairy free. I honestly started to feel the difference in the first few days. I was always so tired (I also have Hashimoto) and was freaking out about every little thing imaginable. I've been taking it for over 6 months now, and will continue for about a year, and then try to cut back. After my doctor did some blood work, he thought I could try the cortef, but I really was against it. So I found this supplement, and asked his opinion. He thought it was a very good supplement, and I trust him. Good luck!!
  11. Company Christmas Party

    I'm going to my husbands Christmas party again this year. (I don't have one since I have my own business, and it's just me! LOL) I just eat before I go, and make sure to bring a snack.
  12. How Tall Are You?

    I'm 5'8" and have been about this height since I was 9-10 yrs old. I wasn't diagnosed until I was 24, although I was seeing a pediatric gastrointestinal doctor when I was 9 already! He just tested me for everything under the sun except food allergies/intolerances! I also drank coffee as a I guess either it didn't stunt my growth, or, I would've been super tall!
  13. Rice Dream

    Sorry that you had this problem. That's why I always check each and every time I purchase it, just to be safe. I guess it's just second nature to me now. Hopefully other brands will make single serving milks. As long as the statement about having less than 0.002% isn't on there, it should be safe for her, but after your ordeal, I understand not wanting to try.
  14. Hemp Milk?

    I've only had it a few times, but haven't reacted to it at all.
  15. Well, I've never had any problems with the EnviroKidz cereals. I eat them at least a few times a week. I will say, I think I was glutened while out with some friends two weeks ago. The only thing I can think of, is that the bartender spilled a drop of beer into my drink. Anyways, I was sick for almost the full two weeks! I am just starting to feel better. So, it could be that they are still healing up from the 10th for sure, especially if they are sensitive and had a decent amount of gluten enter their systems. I hope they feel better soon!