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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. My 2 yr old celiac just injested goldfish crackers at church. It's been 6 months since an incident and I've no idea how bad this will be. Normally, he's very pained, bloated, gassy and whiny. His skin breaks out. We gave him probiotics and digestive enzymes right away and will do so 3x/day til he's cleared up (about 5 days usually.) any other suggestions as to how to make him feel better while we go through the glutening?
  2. We just got back from a 3 day road trip. We ate out 1x/day for 4 days straight. I packed most of the food for myself and my celiac 12 month old. I've been working on keeping him gluten-free, but it is extremely hard with a toddler once we leave home, as they are apt to put anything into their mouths. Since we started our gluten-free household 7 months ago, we have usually had 1-2 glutenings/month for ds. I was resigned to the fact that we would get glutened on our trip. I am thrilled to report that we made it through a chinese buffet, and american buffet, a wendy's and a steakhouse without incident!! It's so empowering to me to know that it's possible to stay gluten-free on the road. It's one thing to say you are gluten-free, but something else entirely to reach the point where you know you aren't getting secretly glutened, and you are informed and forceful enough to survive restaurants safely. I hope everyone can get here. thanks for listening, happy happy mom of a celiac toddler.
  3. I would like your opinion on my 12month ds's health these past 5-6 days. Primary issues: 4am saturday morning, after a fun and busy halloween festival evening, he woke up, rolled around for 20 minutes, then was violently ill all over. This is the first time he has ever vomited. When finished and cleaned up, he was happy as can be. But since that night, has been a fitful sleeper. 2 times on Monday and once on Thursday morning he "burped up" some partially digested food. Only a mouthful, and it didn't seem to bother him at all. All 3 times it was after he had been swinging or hanging upside down. But this has NEVER occurred before now. Starting Sunday, he has had a decreased appetite to the point of not even eating his favorite foods. He has also refused drink. He has had a increased desire to nurse. Since Sunday, he has been irritable and tired, rubbing his eyes, with red circles under his eyes, wanting to sleep a LOT. Within one hour of waking, he again wants to sleep. He was sleeping 16+ hours a day. His sleep has either been as hard as a rock or extremely fitful (ie..moaning, rolling around, violently kicking). His waste has been tan colored, pasty, and foul. Presumably due to decreased appetite, movements have been less frequent than usual by half. Secondary: He is a celiac, so does miss out on "normal" fortified toddler foods. Being a toddler, he is a finnicky eater. Though I offer, he is generally loathe to take meat, and many veggies, preferring fresh fruit, cereal and eggs to all else. I just resumed my cycle and it ended last Friday morning. Correllating factors: I was anemic during pregnancy, and anemia runs in my husband's family. He had no other visible symptoms, and no digestive complaint or pain. Other than the sleep trouble, vomiting and tiredness, he acts entirely normal: happy and playful. Our conclusion: iron deficiency. I know that after 1 yr the iron content of mama milk changes. He does not drink or eat dairy, as he is sensitive to it. I thought that the decreased iron coupled with a further decrease brought on by the return of AF may have cause the deficiency at this time. We got him a gluten-free children's multivitamin as soon as the store opened this morning at 9am and gave him 5mcg iron worth. Things are tentatively looking up, but I would welcome an opinion. I know that unlike B vitamins and many other vitamins and minerals, iron supplements are quick to compensate if there is a deficiency, so if our hypothesis is correct, we should notice by tonight or tomorrow. Since taking the multi, he has eaten willingly, though still not at his normal levels, and played actvely for hours without complaint or showing signs of tiredness. thank you, Lindsay
  4. Issues Losing Weight

    "I've found some good gluten-free low carb cookbooks that use stevia as a sweetner and coconut flour, almond flour and other flours that are made from lower carb sources instead of the more carbohydraqte rich grains. " Could you mention what cookbooks you are referring to? After 3.5years low-carbing, I was maintaining an 80lb weight loss. Pregnancy, followed by a celiac diagnosis put 30 of those back on, and I am having a hard time finding recipes to satisfy both needs; low-carb and gluten-free. Thanks.