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  1. Hello, Dolly It is possible that "Silent Celiac Disease" is simply a description of the disease before it has been diagnosed. I have suffered with it for years, off and on, probably because I have never been a big fan of pasta, pizza, and bread. Some people have it but never have the symptoms of diarrhea, weight loss and other signs usually associated with celiac. I was diagnosed after a nutritionist suggested "wheat or gluten allergy." Bingo-I realized that my daughter had celiac disease when she was a toddler but I didn't know that adults could get it. So I went off all the gluten that I knew about, and my symptoms improved. I got the ELISA gluten tests about 4 months later and after loading up on cookies, pasta, etc. for a few days I tested at 100 or above on all 3 tests, 30 being a strong positive result. I never had a biopsy because I felt so much better being gluten-free and I did not want to go back on a gluten diet in order to have the test. If you get tested ask for the ELISA test as it is more sensitive. Check it out on the internet. At any rate, if you are even gluten sensitive, the only way to go is totally gluten-free. Otherwise, it is possible to develop such ailments as anemia, osteoporosis, thyroid problems, diabetes and even lymphoma, as my doctor informed me today. I have had all of the first three-I no longer have the anemia or osteoporosis but I take thyroid medication. Read EVERY label-I have found gluten or wheat in things like sour cream for baked potato in Wendy's, the rotisserie chickens at the grocery, sliced ham in the deli. And root beer is brewed with barley, nearly ALL cereals are flavored with barley malt-even rice and corn cereals which celiacs could eat otherwise. A gluten-free diet is not so terrible-just a nuisance at times when eating out. There are rice pastas which are quite acceptable and more gluten-free products are coming out all the time. I just found Stagg's chili makes 5 different chili versions that are gluten free. MY KEYBOARD IS STUCK ON CAPS> SO LONG FOR NOW>
  2. Hi! I live in Mesa part-time. Just got back from there. I've been on gluten-free diet for just over three years and I don't mind it. The only thing is it's hard to keep from getting gluten inadvertently. I was in Wendy's recently and noticed that the sour cream(or whatever) contained modified food starch. So now I avoid anything which might have sour cream. I do love not having to deal with diarrhea, cramps, gaaas, and generally never knowing if I would be feeling okay or not when we are traveling or have something important going on. I've found that I can eat the food at Tom's barbecue (no bun) on McKellips, and most Mexican food. I always go at odd times when they are not busy so I can have time to ask if there is any flour or wheat in the food. I am 71 going on 40, married to a guy who is now convinced that HE has celiac, and we love cats but got tired of the humongous vet bills as our old cats spun out the last of their nine lives. Had dogs when the kids were young, and did the crafts, sewing, knitting, crochet bit B.C. Before computer. I spent a lot of time on the computer looking up gluten related stuff at first. Sally