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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. I had positive test through Enterolab -- I went through w/ a biopsy which came back negative, but I decided to give the diet a shot anyways to see if it helped my symptoms. I figure, it couldn't hurt. So -- to answer your question, I may not have Celiac, but I believe I do have an intolerance to gluten. My main symptom was chronic D for about 18 years, w/ the last couple of years just awful -- since I've been gluten-free -- no diarrhea. That's enough to keep me going -- I am going to keep w/ it for a few months and MAYBE do a gluten challenge to see if my D comes back or not -- I haven't decided if I really need to do that yet -- I may be feeling so good by then, it wouldn't be worth it! I actually did not have the gas problems until AFTER I started gluten-free -- so I don't really know what is causing it. I've read that people do have problems w/ legumes, so it could be the culprit -- it is the "magical fruit" I am beginning to question the gluten free flours b/c I have had a lot of that lately -- most of the people on this board say to go simple at first until your gut heals -- meaning meat, veggies, and fruit. I may have to do that and see if things calm down. Anyways -- hope you find some answers -- good luck!!!
  3. Hi -- don't have anything to help, but wanted to let you know that I am in the same boat -- been gluten-free for just under a month and am terrible gassy!!! I've never been this gassy before (even when I ate gluten!) -- and my stomach is quite bloated too. Just wanted to tell you -- you're not alone. Hope you get some good suggestions and you start feeling better soon!!!
  4. Hi -- I just got some psyllium tabs to start taking -- you say you take 4-8 a day; how many milligrams are in the ones you take? Just curious to see about how much I should be taking -- mine contain 880 mg. Thanks for the info!!!
  5. wow -- thanks for that info -- i would've just assumed b/c the large ones were gluten-free, so were the small ones -- that's so weird that one would have it and not the other! hope you're feeling better soon! thanks again!
  6. Nausea

    aww -- i hope it gets better for him!!!! i could knock someone out w/ mine! luckily, mine is much worse at the end of the day so it's just my cats that have to worry! i've been eating some homemade gluten-free bread b/c i was just craving something like that -- maybe it is the flours?! but, you said you've been off yours for a week, so I would think it'd be better by now. hmmm -- maybe our bowels are just trying to regulate themselves or something and things are going a little haywire in there? oh, I don't know, i just wish it would go away soon! i'm so impatient thanks for responding and I hope you feel better!!!!!!!!
  7. I tested positive through Enterolab, but had a negative biopsy. I decided to try the gluten-free diet anyways, and so far so good. It's only been just under a month for me, but I used to have diarrhea all the time(every day) and have not had it but once since I started (and I think that's b/c I accidentally had some gluten). Good luck to you!
  8. sorry to be off subject here -- these have gluten in it? i thought reeses pb cups were gluten-free? so the ones in moose track ice cream have gluten in too??! to be more on subject -- i get night sweats ALL the time -- not sure what that's about. Anyways -- thanks for the info on the reeses!!
  9. Nausea

    you have the nausea too? is it constant? mine doesn't ever seem to go away and i am soooooooooo gassy! of course the nausea doesn't stop me from eating -- my appetite is ravenous! time to dust off my exercise ball!
  10. Nausea

    so i've only been gluten-free for a little under a month -- my D is completely gone -- haven't had an episode in weeks -- however, i've been extremelly nauseaus all the time and very gassy -- thinking the gas thing may be the corn tortillas i've been eating?? has anybody else felt nauseated after going gluten-free? do you think my body is detoxing or something? i've also had a constant sour taste in my mouth (and hence, really thirsty) and still getting tingling in my hands/feet. Any ideas? Thanks a bunch!!!!!!
  11. No More D

    thanks for the replies! I think I will definitely go back to using the psyllium fiber. I never thought about the B12 -- some of that definitely sounds like me -- anemia, fatigue -- and I have numbness/tingling in my hands and feet/legs ALL the time!!!! I had no idea what that was about! Can you have too much B12??
  12. No More D

    thanks for all the replies -- I guess I never thought about the dairy as causing me constipation b/c I've never really been all that constipated before (when I was eating gluten I mainly had diarrhea ALL the time!) I do eat a couple of pieces of string cheese and a yogurt a day, so that may very well be my problem. I haven't done much w/ the gluten substitutes yet, except for a rice bar that I eat once a day at work b/c it's easy to grab in the morning. I literally lost 4 pounds the other day after finally having a bm (sorry if tmi) -- then i gradually gain it back over the week when i don't "go". I am having an awful time trying to figure out what to eat -- I was never really much of a chef b/c it's just me and it is hard to cook for one person (recipes always serve so many people). I guess I need to just start doing it b/c food is certainly starting to get real boring! thanks for the ideas -- I think I will start eating some raisins too b/c I like raisins! I used to use psyllium husk pills for fiber to try to bulk up my diarrhea issues before, maybe I will go back to that (those are safe right??) thanks again!
  13. did anybody's D turn to C after starting gluten-free? i used to have chronic D (several times a day) and i've been gluten-free for 2 1/2 weeks and am barely going now (maybe once a week -- so bloated!). Did this happen to anyone else?
  14. Has anybody had a constant sour taste in their mouth? I've had it before when I was on a course of antibiotics and just thought it was a reaction to the medicine. I have it again, and haven't been on any antibiotics (although, I just finished a round of Prednisone for hives). It is driving me absolutely bonkers -- i can not get the sour taste out of my mouth. Any ideas of what this is from and how to stop it?? I thought it may be acid reflux, but I've been taking Zantac and the taste is still there. Any clues? Thanks!!
  15. i got my endoscopy done on Aug 23rd and have yet to hear my results -- i went in to ask for a copy of them b/c every time i called, they said -- they're in, the doctor just hasn't looked at them yet. when i went to get a copy, they refused. i think it is so inconsiderate how they treat people, busy or not -- good luck w/ your results. i, myself, decided to go gluten free regardless of the biopsy results -- one week through now, and boy, do i feel tons better! give it a try Best luck to you!!