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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. Hello Everyone,   I am struggling and need any and all encouragement.     I have been eating strictly gluten free for just over 6 months now.  I live overseas and am not able to get tested for celiacs disease in the hospitals here, but after some huge medical bills revealing B12 and iron deficiency anemia, along with ALL of the GI symptoms associated with celiacs, I gave up gluten and have seen a huge improvement.  My anemia is gone, and my stomach is no longer puffed or running on a cycle through all the other digestive problems that are associated with the disease.  Given that I live abroad, I have extremely limited access to gluten-free prepackaged foods, so I eat meat, eggs, safe yogurt, safe nuts, fruit, and a lot of vegetables.  I am chained to my kitchen.  And my kitchen doesn't even have an oven. In the beginning I was eating rice and potatoes as well, but type 2 diabetes runs in my family and my blood sugar levels were slightly higher than normal, so I cut way down on carbohydrate-rich foods. It took a while for my digestive system to adjust to the intense amounts of fiber without carbohydrates, but I think I've finally found a balance.  Except for this past week, my fiance and I have made huge efforts to hit the gym consistently.  We both work full time.  And we are both exhausted.   I don't know how to cut down on my burden, but I know keeping all of this up is too much for me.  Cooking everything completely from scratch, without an oven and only two stove top burners... Working full time... Trying to workout consistently to help stave off diabetes... I haven't owned a TV in years, so it's not like I can cut out anything like that.  I feel like I need to keep up everything I have going to maintain my health, but I just can't seem to find time to relax and it's damaging my mental health and my relationship with my fiance.   He is extremely supportive.  We live together and have a gluten free household.  He's even gone gluten-free out of the house for the past week now so we can still sneak a kiss or two without him having to brush his teeth.  More than that, he helped me lug around a portable gas burner so I could cook stir fries for myself while we vacationed recently.  I bitterly miss actual vacations, though, where I don't have to carry around a kitchen.  One where I don't have to wash, cut, and cook all of my vegetables and clean dishes constantly.  A beach kitchen was a nice change of scenery, but I still couldn't get out of this ridiculous self pity for all the extra steps I have to take.     I am grieving the loss of convenience, the loss of spontaneity, the loss of the joy of the yummy food I used to delight in.  I feel heavy guilt that my fiance has to undergo such a lifestyle change with me, as we met before I became gluten-free and used to enjoy so much spontaneity and many food adventures.  But now, even a day hike is tough because of all the extra prep and trying to bring things that won't spoil outside of a refrigerator.   I am craving rest and relaxation and space.  But realistically, it's not plausible.   And in my own wallowing and struggles, I haven't taken much time to consider how hard it is for my fiance.  But it has all bubbled to the surface twice now where he's near a breaking point and says "he loves me, but..."     I know he loves me.  He shows it in his actions in more ways than I can list.  He is so supportive.  But I just don't know if I can give him the life, the partnership that I once could.  It seems like things could never be the way they were when we first fell in love.  I feel like I'm in survival mode and hardly have any warmth to shower him with.  More than the burden of food prep, I know that my distant behavior is hurting my relationship the most.  I hope someday, back in America, things will be more convenient and easy... but I don't know.  I don't trust restaurants with gluten free meal options because of cross contamination.  I seem to be very sensitive to even trace amounts of gluten.  I feel overwhelmed.  I am definitely still grieving for my change of lifestyle.  And I'm scared for our future.     For those of you who went through a lifestyle change related depression, how do you get through it?  How do you let go of the life you thought you should have and embrace the new life that's waiting for you? I feel no excitement for what's to come.  Cutting out so many foods.  Cutting out social engagements.  It's so tough to be social as everyone just goes out for dinner or a beer and I can't without bringing my own.  I feel like my decisions are all motivated by fear.  Fear of gluten, stomachaches, anemia, diabetes, etc.  I don't want to feel like I'm just treading water for today and dreading tomorrow.  I don't want to lose my fiance.  I didn't realize how hard it was on him.  I didn't realize celiacs would affect so much more than meal time.  It just seems to be getting harder with time. 
  2. Hi all, My DD has been gluten-free for 3 yrs. We have prior to and still currently are dealing with excess stool in the colon. We have been told to treat with Miralax and he occasional weekend of Exlax "clean out" . The Dr's keep saying its safe to treat her with miralax daily but I don't feel good about it.  Anyways, to add to her problems she has been seeing a Endo for 5 months and is now on the medication Levothyroxine.      I have read that constipation can be a symptom of Hashimoto's disease (which is what she tested positive for )    ANyone with similar experience ?   I am hoping the poor kid can get some respite from the miralax etc..