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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Thanks for the great comments. I have not eliminated lactose from my diet, so I am going to start by trying that. How long should I stay off of it? As far as Colitis, I don't think I have that. I had an upper endoscopy done and everything looked fine, so my GI went into my intestines suspecting Celiacs, did a biopsy and viola! Celiacs. I feel like he would have found ulcers and things if it were something else. I also started taking "Bio K" has anyone used this? I already feel better, though it may be psychological. Thanks again.
  2. Hi. I'm 28 and was diagnosed with Celiacs about 10 months ago (blood-work, biopsy, the whole nine). It's been pretty fantastic as far as the stomach pain disappearing for the most part. I haven't (purposely) eaten any kind of gluten since getting diagnosed. But here's my problem: I've been getting diarrhea more than I used to. I feel healthy otherwise. I've gained about 14 pounds and look very normal (I used to be freakishly skinny). I am eating gluten-free foods. All the time. Why am I still having reactions? How do I know what meal it was that triggered it? It's making me paranoid, to be honest. I am CONSTANTLY thinking about where a bathroom is, I get nervous when I have to ride the subway (I live in NYC) and I get anxious about long car rides. Or even when I go to the movies. This is ridiculous, I know, but I haven't had a "normal" bowel movement in weeks. It's not always diarrhea, but it isn't normal.... to spare you all the details. Arrgh.
  3. I truly do appreciate everyone's responses, even the frustrated ones. It's comforting to know these feelings are normal. I say to myself "at least its not cancer or something worse", but I can't help but feel bad for myself at times. It is a big change. I'm in graduate school now at NYU and nearly every meal I (used to) eat out. This has become such a problem. How can I ever eat out really? Even if the staff and chef and whoever at any nearby restaurant really gives me gluten-free anything, it will inevitably have been cross-contaminated. Josiah
  4. Hello. I just got diagnosed with Celiacs this week. I'm 28 and the oldest of 6 kids. No one in my family had even heard of this disease before now, and apparently it's genetic. We've had our share of indigestion and gas, I suppose, but no one besides me showed any real symptoms. Should they all be getting tested? Josiah
  5. Hi. I am 28 and just diagnosed with Celiacs. I've been reading up on the disease and have met with a nutritionist, so I'm getting over the shock. My concern is cross-contamination as I live with my gluten-eating girlfriend. The books I'm reading seem to think I shouldn't be anywhere near anything that once came in contact with gluten. I shouldn't even buy "gluten-free products" that "are made in a facility that processes wheat". This has my brain spinning. How can I actually avoid contamination and is it actually that serious of a concern?