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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. Ignorant Comments

    I have enjoyed this topic a lot. It is true that the general population doesn't think about what they eat. My freinds still ask me sometimes why I spend all my time at the store reading lables. "Wouldn't be quicker to just by whats on sale?" I wonder about wether they think before they talk. 6 years ago I got into an agruemant with a women who was a rabid vegitarian and was convinced that EVERYONE should be a vegitarian. ME: I would have a hard time being a vegitarian as I'm intolerant to gluten, dairy and soy. Her: It's imposible to be intolerant or allergic to soy. It's the perfect food. No-one is allergic to soy. Me: If I eat something with soy in it, I get sick. Her: It's just in your head. We agrued for a few more minutes, then I just had to walk away. Some people you just can't talk to.
  2. Eating Gluten Out Of Depression?

    MSAU 22 , I know exactly how you feel. 10yrs ago I was there. At college, trying to be gluten free, and my friends didin't understand. They hated going out to dinner with me b/c I'd always ask the waiter what was in sauces, where they made with wheat or other gluten products. Even fast food places b/c I'd take the burger out of the bun. They got so embarrassed. It is very hard to stick to the diet with friends/family are not supportive. When a speciallist told me that I didn't have celiac, and was there for not gluten intolerant, I made one of the biggest mistakes in my life. I started eating gluten again, every day. 8yrs later I am sicker than I ever was and recently have returned to the gluten free diet. I know that I have to remind myself daily at this point that I am doing this to make my-self feel better, and that it isn't a qiuck fix. Just stick with it faithfully and you'll feel better.
  3. I Hate Everything...

    I know I shouldn't/can't eat gluten. I've known for 14 yrs. But how do I stop? I restarted the gluten-free diet last week and the cravings are driving me crazy. I am the only one in my family with this problem, and my mom is unwiling/ hesitant to eat gluten free foods that I can make with gluten. It is frustating and having to modify supper to feed two ways of eating and annoying. But mostly I know my mental and physical well-being are linked to being gluten-free/SF. I just really want those doritoes.
  4. No, I can't afford to be tested. I wish I could. I have limited my soy and am trying to work out gluten free. I am wondering sbout all this talk of cross conatmination. I never though it was a problem. There is so much more information available now than 10 yrs ago that I am a bit confused and overwelmed by it all.
  5. I am new here and would really appretiate any advice. I know I'm lactose and gluten intolerant. I started the gluten free diet one week ago. It is as hard as I remembered it, but the choices are much more numerous than 10yrs ago. My guestion is if I suspect a soy intolerance, should I go soy free now, or weight til I've been on the gluten free diet awhile? I get a headache when I eat something made with soy flour. Don't know if I have Celiac.
  6. Thank you all for replying. I feel much better now. I can't afford to be tested for celiac disease, but I will definatly go gluten free.
  7. Thank God I am not alone. I thought I might be the only one who gained weight with a c=gluten intolerance. I don't know if I have Celiac's, but I do know that I am gluten/lactose/soy intolerant. I have not followed the diet in years, (just started agian this week), but gained 40lbs in 5 months. Glad to have company on this side of the wieght issue.
  8. Hi. I'm new here and have looked though the site. I am trying to find out if my gluten intolerance is also Celiac disease. I have previously gone on a gluten free diet, which was successful, but I've been off it for 8yrs. I now need to return to it, but I wonder if I have Celiac disease too. I was tested 10ys ago, but I had been gluten free for a couple of years at the time. My blood test came back negative. I have many of the symtems, GI distress, depression, brian fog, listed exept weight loss. In fact, in the last 5 months I have gained 40lbs. I have been overweight all my life, but this is bad. Can you have Celiac disease and gain weight? I'm sorry if this question has been posted before. I looked but didn't find one like it. I am trying to decide if I need to find a doctor to test me for celiac disease. Or just say it doesn't matter and just go gluten free. I am lactose intolerant, and think I have soy issues as well. Any help and/or advise is welcome. Thank you Britt