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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Thank you for your replies. My tummy has been feeling a lot better since I have been taking the Pro-Biotics and the Digest a lot. They are enzymes that I never heard that are supposed to help your body break down the foods and aid in digestion. I also started taking super lactaid before eating anything with lactose and so far so good. That is one thing I would have a reallly hard time giving up- cheese. That is my absolute favorite food. I can easily give up other foods but not cheese. I am doing pretty good avoiding gluten. My only problem is that my DH and I like to go out to eat alot. He gets mad when I start asking a lot of questions about how the food is prepared. It is really hard because I feel like the only thing I can safely eat are salads and even then, I do not know if the dressing is safe. Last night, I went to a Mexican restaurant. I ate the corn chips and then I was thinking I should have asked if they have flour in them since they make them right at the restaurant. I ordered vegtable fahitas minus the tortillas. I asked the waitress if there was any wheat or grain and she said no but she was a college kid. I felt find afterwards other than feeling really full from eating too much. Mpnica
  2. Since eating gluten-free, my stomach has been reacting to everything I put in it.. My dietician now thinks I may be lactose intolerant as well as having Celiac. I feel like I can't even eat anything . Every time I put something in my mouth, I get either heartburn or gas pains. I have been constipated and bloated. I have been seeing a dietician for two weeks now to eat gluten-free and lose weight and instead of losing, I have gained two pounds. SHe is not worried about it as she said it is either muscle (I do alot of weight lifting) or water. It is very depressing as I am trying to lose the 20 pounds I have gained since I discovered this disease four years ago. Anyway, I never ate gluten-free, because I had no obvious stomach problems. Now that I am adhering to a gluten-free diet, I seem to have nothing but problems! My dietician wants me to take several digestive enzymes such as Pro- Biotic and Digest - a lot. She also wants me to take Ultra lactaid when I eat lactose products and Preleif when I eat acidy foods. Al these supplements plus all the gluten-free products are expensive! WHy would my tummy be so sensitive now that I am gluten-free? Is that a good thing that means I am actually digesting my food now and something that will resolve itself or is it something that will get worse. ? Monica
  3. Thanks Taniel, Maybe I will look into that book if I don't manage to lose weight with the dietician. I have been on many low carb/high protein diets ( that were not gluten-free ) and did not lose even a pound. I tried Atkins, south beach weight watchers, ediets etc. I tried them all for several weeks and never managed to lose even a pound. Very discouraging. Right now, my dietician wants me to eat more starch ( potatoes, rice, gluten-free bread, gluten-free muffin etc) . It is mentally hard eating so many carbs when I am used to hearing that carbs are so bad. Anyway, we will see if eating gluten-free and eating the way my dietician is advocating has any effect. Monica
  4. Hi everyone, WOW thanlks for all your relplies. They moved my post from another forum so I only found it now. I never had any of the classic gluten intolerance symtoms. It is only now that I am eating gluten-free ( about one month) that I notice that my stomach s very sensitive. If I have the smallest amount of gluten, I get very gassy. I am getting alot of heartburn also. It started several months ago when I was eating gluten. Now , it seems to be getting worse. If I drink any d.coke or have any tomato sauce ( which I though was gluten-free) , I get terrible heartburn. It is strange because I went from drinking 2 L or more of d coke a day to one can and now I feel like my body cannot tolerate it. regarding the weight gain, I had my TSH, t3 and t4 just tested and they all came back very normal- I mean smack in the middle of the normal range. I don't have any of the other symptoms of hypothyrodism such as sluggishness, low body temp , slow reflexes so I don't think it is that. My dietician seems to think that I exercise too much and don't eat enough. She put me on a 1600cal /day diet and told me to exercise less. How do you like that? That's a first. Anyway, I have been trying to eat gluten-free for about a month and I haven't lost any weight. Why would that contribute to weight gain? My dietiician is the one who suggested further testing. In a way, I would like to do it to validate the fact that I have to eat gluten-free< My mother doesn't believe me. She has that attitude that if I have no symptoms, than why suffer?I get the feeling that no one else in my family believes me either. \ it is hard. I went to a party today and could not eat anything. Everything had gluten- lasagna, eggplant parm, blintzes, muffins. Monica
  5. I was diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity by accident about 4 years ago. My doctor at the time did not make a big deal about it. He told me to try and avoid Gluten containing foods and gave me a short list of foods to avoid. Since I had no symptoms, I basically continued to eat gluten. I just recently had another blood test and my IGg came back abnormal. It came back 46 which is very high. The other antibody tests came back normal. My dietician suggested that I go for further testing to see if I just have a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. SHe said that celiac disease is more serious that just a gluten sesitivity. In other word, if I just have a gluten sensitivity, than I can occasionally have gluten. I am still pretty much asymptomatic although I have had trouble losing weight since being diagnosed and I wonder if it can be related Monica