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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. I need help trying to figure out some new symptoms that I am experiencing. My knee swells off and on, all of my joints are achey and I have dull pain in my shoulder, back, and hips. Whenever I sit for 20 minutes or more, I become very stiff and sore. Getting up becomes hard. My muscles in my arms are weak. After I get up and move around for a bit, the stiffness goes away, but the dull aches and soreness does not go away. Advil helps a little bit. Does anyone have any ideas as to what is going on? I was diagnosed with Celiac last year, and have been very careful with my diet. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas.
  2. I was diagnosed with Celiac last year. It has taken me a whole year to finally start liking the taste of the gluten free breads. I tried eveything and baked so many kinds of breads, but I hated everything! Now my taste has finally started to change, and I am finding some of the things I hated, don't taste too bad now. Maybe it takes time for your body to forget how wheat tastes. Once you do, then the new stuff doesn't taste too bad.
  3. I contacted the Ferrara Pan candy company back in October and they emailed me a list of candies that are gluten free. Customer.service@ferrarapan.com all gummies Ferrara or Black Forest all Jellies (gum drops, orange slices, etc...) all the Lemonheads, Appleheads all JUJU all jelly beans sour Jacks Cherry Sours Boston Baked Beans Atomic Fireballs Jawbreakers (Jawbusters) Red Hots chewy Lemonhead & Friends Fruit Snacks
  4. Origin Of Celiacs?

    I'm Irish, English, Scottish, and German.
  5. I have Barrett's Esophagus. This occurred after 7 years of having really bad acid reflux. When I was diagnosed with Celiac last year, my acid reflux almost completely stopped when I went on a gluten free diet. I go for a EGD every couple of years to check for cancer, and I still take my Prevacid and Zantac to keep the reflux from returning. It was amazing how the acid problem went away from the change in my diet. Even though I have Barrett's, I know that the change in my diet will help keep it from getting worse. You just have to keep an eye on it.
  6. I have been gluten free for one year, and a vegetarian for seven years. I am now lactose intolerant (this just started a couple of months ago!). Does anyone have any ideas on how to get enough protein into my diet? I don't eat dairy at all (the lactaid pills don't work for me, they make sick). Cheese doesn't make me as sick as the milk, but it does make me bloated and very gassy. I used to love eating beans, but they also make me feel sick lately. I don't eat a lot of pre packaged gluten free stuff because I am not crazy about the taste. I probably have pasta once a month, and I don't eat much bread or cereal. My diet consists of rice, vegetables, and fruits. Any ideas?
  7. New Girl With Questions

    Try Chebe bread. www.chebe.com
  8. I have 3 daughters, ages 18, 16, and 14. The two younger ones have argued and fought since they were big enough to do it! Even though they are teenagers now, nothing has changed. Over the years I have tried anything and everything, but had no luck in stopping the madness!! I gave up. Now when they start, I go to my room for a mom's timeout. That way, I stay cool. They get over their tiff, and I don't cause any stress between my husband and I.
  9. Maybe you have refactory celiac that doesn't respond completely to the gluten free diet. This would explain why your nutrient absorption isn't improving. If you have a type of refactory celiac, then your intestines wouldn't heal.
  10. Maybe you are having a reaction to corn. I also have a problem with dairy and when I accidentally eat some, I get really bloated and have lots of gas that lasts for probably a week and a half to two weeks sometimes. The bloating and gas then goes away. Maybe the casein hasn't completely cleared out yet.
  11. Some people have Celiac with no symptoms, but the damage is still be done to their intestines. They are at greater risk of getting cancer later on because they let it go on for so long without knowing.
  12. Peanut Butter

    I keep my PB in the fridge, but I microwave for 10 seconds before using. It softens it a bit.
  13. How To Lower Cholesterol?

    Hi, when I was first diagnosed with high cholesterol, I went on a strict diet and exercised daily. After six months of this, my doctor ran the test again. Guess what, my cholesterol was 50 points higher!!! After this news, I was so discouraged. I did some digging and found out that there was 10 people on my mothers side with high cholesterol, and 8 people on my fathers side. My doctor told me that your diet only plays about 15% in the roll of high cholesterol. Genetic factors play a hugh roll (unfortunately). Well I still am on the diet and exercise, but I also have to take medication to control the cholesterol because my body makes too much (thanks to genetic factors!). I hope you get yours under control.
  14. Count me in too. I bruise easily, and they last a long time. Maybe my vitamin levels are low. I will have to check it out. If anyone has any other ideas please speak up. Thanks. Oh, by the way, welcome to the board.
  15. I was dealing with anemia for several years on and off. The doctor couldn't figure out why I was always anemic. I was taking supplements and eating the right foods. She didn't know that I had Celiac at that time. Once I was diagnosed and went gluten free, the anemia cleared up! My body could actually absorb the iron that I was eating.