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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 FREE Celiac.com 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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. Peppermint tea can help with a gassy stomach. Some people take activated charcoal tablets. There's also aspirin and wine to consider. Pepto can help (it has aspirin in it), and may soothe the the gut irritation. But it is not a long lasting affect, take it every couple hours.
  2. I've read that some people with Crohn's Disease use it and think it can help them. But I've never read about it being used for celiac disease.
  3. Hi IT, My sister has a problem with ribs sometimes coming out of joint. She goes to a chiropracter to get them "adjusted". Might help.
  4. Celiac Support Group NWA

    https://www.google.com/search?q=celiac+support+arkansas&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 You might find something on Google?
  5. There are also celiac support groups in many places. Sometimes they sponsor group meals for social interaction. And often they have ideas of safe places to eat. Check Facebook for you area. Or local hospitals or search the web for support groups. If you can't find a group then start one on Facebook yourself. That's easy to do.
  6. Hi sddave, My suggestion is you stop eating cereal. Try eating eggs, or ham or something else instead. There are plenty of alternatives to cereal that can make a good breakfast. After 6 months of eating low carb, non- processed foods is a good time to experiment with things like cereal. If you are doing better by then that is.
  7. Little C

    I quit eating the Quaker chocolate rice cakes also. Not sure what is in them that makes me sick but they sure don't agree with me. Awhile later I stopped all flavored rice cakes as they didn't work no matter what flavor they were. But I can eat plain old rice fine. I hope one of the tests they did was thyroid levels? That being off can sure make you feel tired. Another thing that might help is quitting coffee/caffeine for a month or so, and trying some selenium or Brazil nuts. If you are eating soy cut it out also and wait a month for symptoms to change. Same with nightshades. If it is a food related issue you can find it with patience and diet changes. Yep, you can!
  8. The daily roller coaster ride

    Hi ch88, You could try going nightshade free to see if it helps your arthritis. It might help. The common food nightshades are potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, turmeric and paprika. If you try nightshade free for one month that should be enough time to know if it helps IMHO. Sweet potatoes/yams are ok, as they are not nightshades.
  9. This page on the Pepsi site has a chart that lists allergens that are in some of their beverages. http://www.pepsicobeveragefacts.com/home/Allergens It's a pretty handy chart to look at and find the info. Their sodas are not listed as having wheat, but they didn't put barley in the chart. Rats.
  10. Hi duliano, Was he tested for celiac disease? If he is positive for celiac disease, you'll need to spend some time learning about it. Celiac disease tends to run in families, so you and your spouse should also be tested if it is celiac. There is another condition called NCGS which some people have. Those people also get sick from eating wheat, rye, and barley, but they don't have the gut damage that celiac's get. Recovery from celiac disease damage can take 18 months or more. It is not a fast process for most of us. The antibodies that cause the damage slowly reduce in number over time. Possibly weeks to months. Even a small crumb of wheat, rye or barley can cause the antibodies to flare up again. Then the damage starts again and it's back to recovery. It sounds like you are giving him a good diet. Meat, veggies, nuts, and eggs are good for the first 6 months. After that people find they can sometimes add dairy milk back into their diet. You need to avoid cross contamination from shared foods like mayo or peanut butter or even a shared toaster. Think of gluten like a tiny germ that you can't see but it can be there. It's really helpful to not have any gluten in the house, if that is possible. Also you have to watch out for other people giving him treats that have gluten. Welcome to the forum duliano!
  11. Charmin has released an important new tool for celiac sufferers, the SitorSquat bathroom finder. No more running in circles or trying every door in the building in a desperate rush. Now you can know right where to go. Get it today for Android phones. https://www.charmin.com/en-us/about-us/sitorsquat?gclid=CjwKCAjw-qbLBRB7EiwAftBCI6Zc52q7S3svyfGqqz1jn9zx1cToCh1ZqQunMt6x29WlD10w2j9ALxoCEDsQAvD_BwE A clean nearby public bathroom can be hard to find. But not all restrooms are created equal. With SitOrSquat we put clean public toilets on the map. Literally. Clean locations have a green “Sit” rating. Less desirable ones have a red “Squat." You can even rate and review a bathroom, and share your experiences to help others. So, the next time nature calls and you need to find a nearby restroom, SitORSquat will help you know where to go.
  12. last visited date incorrect

    You weren't anonymous when you wrote this reply. But your last visited date is still wrong. Are you running any script blockers that might interfere with the date tracking? Cookies blocked maybe? Darn, I guess you'll never see my reply since you don't login any more....
  13. Hi cristiana, My ulcer was sometime after going gluten-free. It was more a constant pain in a definite area, not spread out or diffuse. I wouldn't call it mild pain myself, but it wasn't so bad I couldn't function with aspirin and wine to get to sleep. Aspirin fairly often though and that in itself is not good for your stomach. Your throat feeling sore sounds more like a GERD type reflux issue to me. I'm not an expert or something, but that seems more likely IMHO. You have to be careful of PPI's as people get dependent on them to control symptoms. They aren't really a good thing to take long term from what I've read.