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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 daughter is 16 months old. As soon as we started giving her milk she had a lot of problems, so now we give her soy milk. It took us much longer to catch on to the gluten thing. She had reflux when she was very little and continued to spit up well past her first birthday. We finally figured it was the gluten. We're pretty certain the weird poo was due to gluten or milk in her diet but wanted to check this out with other people. Thanks for the response!
  2. When she eats something that bothers her, my daughter will often have stuff in her poo that seems like sand or pepper. We think it is part of the allergic response, but we're not sure. Her doctor doesn't seem to know anything about gluten sensitivity so we're on our own here. Is this common? Her diet right now is very simple (no seasonings etc.) so we don't think it's cinnamon or something.
  3. Thanks so much for all the helpful responses! I can't wait to try out the recipes and products.
  4. I like to make casseroles, etc. that use Bisquick or Ritz crackers. I'm relatively new to the gluten free thing, and every time I think of making something, I have that moment where I hit my forehead and lament that I cannot make that item. As far as Bisquick goes, I know there's gluten-free biscuit mix but would it still work if I didn't make biscuits with it but used it in a recipe for something else? Part of the reason I like Bisquick is that it's lower in fat and it seems like gluten-free biscuit mixes all involve shortening. Suggestions there? I make a couple dishes that involve crumbled Ritz crackers. Any decent substitutes? Thanks so much! You all are helping me through this adventure in cooking!
  5. I have a definite gluten sensitivity, and an odd skin symptom that I've never heard of anyone else having. I wonder if it's related. My skin, in different places over my body and at different times, feels overly sensitive, if that makes any sense. It feels generally irritated and achy if anything touches it, including clothes. I used to only feel this way when I had a fever. Has anyone heard of this as a gluten related symptom or as any kind of symptom?
  6. Needing Reassurance

    Thanks to everyone who replied. I feel better now. I am not eating gluten, but I have decided not to freak out if I accidentally ingest some.
  7. I have a similar story. I went gluten-free at the end of January, just based on a hunch, and I found out last weekend that I'm pregnant after two years of trying! This is very fast. Could that be it? My celiac blood panel was negative but I have one of the two genes. It could be a coincidence, but I doubt it. I can't know for sure because since I'm pregnant they can't do an endoscopy. My sister said she had heard of someone getting diagnosed via MRI. Has anyone heard of this?
  8. After years of 'strange' symptoms, including vertigo and infertility and a host of other 'random' problems, I finally thought to look into the possibility of celiac disease. I started a gluten-freen diet about a month ago, and then last week went to a doctor who is very knowledgeable about gluten sensitivity. My blood test results will be in probably Tuesday. Anyway, I reasoned that if I am sensitive to gluten, I'll need an endoscopy and will need to eat some gluten in preparation for that. If I am not sensitive to gluten, it won't matter anyway. So I ate gluten all weekend. Then, on a lark, because my period was late, I took a pregnancy test and it was positive! However, instead of feeling completely happy about it, now I'm worried that if I'm gluten sensitive, I have dramatically increased the likelihood of miscarriage by eating gluten. Anyone out there 'get glutened' during pregnancy without a disastrous result? I need to look on the bright side!