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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Hi all, i'm finding the most difficult thing about being Coeliac is watching my weight. About 6 mths before being diagnosed i started using the WW Points system & lost 9 kilos (im in Australia - i think that's approx 18 pounds?) My main meals are all fairly healthy - where i run into trouble is with snacks, and i admit i have a chocolate addiction. When following the WW system i was using some store-bought low-fat choc-chip cookies to satisfy my cravings but of course i can no longer have them... so i really need help in finding a low-fat Gluten-free alternative. Can anyone please offer some help & advice?? I'd love if anyone had recipes for low-fat gluten-free cookies, brownies etc. It's the snacks that are keeping the fat on, if i can fix that issue i think i'd be able to lose the rest of the weight i need to. Thanks so much! Tiffany.
  3. thanks to everyone for the replies! i didn't feel a LOT better for prob about 5 days or so, it's now 1 week since i was glutened & i feel almost back to normal - i had NO idea it would be that severe a reaction?! Certainly reiterates to me how vigilant i need to be.... thankfully work have been very understanding, i even found out that one of my bosses did some research into Celiac Disease to get a better understanding of what i was going through! Anyway, just wanted to thank everyone for your thoughts & well-wishes... was kinda freaked out since it was the first time...i'm hoping it's the last for a long time!
  4. Hi all - i'm brand new here but have been diagnosed celiac disease and have been strictly gluten-free for about 8 mths now. I have been extremely careful right from the get-go & have found family & friends to be very supportive & accomodating when cooking for me etc. Unfortunately 2 nights ago i went to friend's house for dinner & she used a Worcesteshire sauce that she thought was safe but actually contains malt vinegar & wheat. This is the first time since i started eating gluten-free that i have been 'glutened'. I started feeling really nauseous about 4-5 hours after eating & before long was vomiting & had a temperature, breaking into a severe cold sweat. I haven't been well now for 2 days & have suffered a mix of C & D, as well as extreme fatigue, the constant nausea, pounding headache, dizziness, a real "out-of-it" feeling (that from reading some posts on here i think is the "brain-fog" you all refer to perhaps?) , quite emotional (perhaps even a bit depressed?)and an anxiety that i'm not sure is a physical reaction or a more emotional one given that this is the first time this has occurred since i went gluten-free & it has me a little freaked. I'm still feeling really awful & am even more concerned now since i've already had to take 2 days off work & can't see myself feeling well enough to go tomorrow either (i'm in Australia and it's just after 1am now as i post). While everyone at my work is aware i have celiac disease, i'm worried they're not going to understand this reaction to accidentally ingesting some gluten & that they may think i'm exaggerating my symptoms - i had no idea it would be this bad myself?! Once i realised what had happened i expected the sypmtoms to go away within 24 hrs or so... As it was late at night when symptoms started & i was a bit worried i went to the hospital where the doctor gave me some tablets to help woth cramps & some to help with nausea but other than that they couldn't do much. Can anyone offer any advice, or help please???