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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. Nobody Gets It!

    Thank you guys so much!!!! I really appreciate all the great tips you're giving me. I'm already feeling better. It's good to know that when nobody understands, I can always vent here. <3
  3. Nobody Gets It!

    Thanks so much for all of your comments. Fiddle Faddle, I can talk about Cary Grant all day long. Best actor ever!!! I especially like The Philadelphia Story and My Favorite Wife. Oh, and Arsenic and Old Lace. I'm a student in Lawrenceville, NJ. We're not that far from NY so sometimes we make trips on the weekends. Tarnalberry, you're definitely right. I should stop complaining so much. I don't do it so much at home because I can pick at what I want, but sometimes at school it's just difficult to find anything I can eat. And my school's dining hall doesn't put out ingredients so I'm just never sure. It's just been hard adjusting to both being gluten free and being in college at the same time. To all those having trouble with keeping friends, I'm right there with you. My friends at home are all really supportive and try to invite me out, but I usually just end up getting a drink or something little. My college friends don't really get it though. But I'm doing my best to be patient and adjust to all of my changes. <3
  4. Nobody Gets It!

    Oh my god, I get that way too! I feel like I can't go out with my friends because I'll either have a stomach ache or a headache. I also have IBS and I get nervous stomach aches. I want to be normal too! I feel like such an outcast. And whenever I cancel on someone, they think I'm being lazy or faking it. That's so frustrating! The food worries me because I want to be healthy for once. I feel like I've been sick my entire life. I've been getting migraines since I was in sixth grade and my stomach has always bothered me since I was a little kid. I've gotten used to eating whatever I want, but now I'm so worried about accidentally cheating that I feel guilty when I eat at all sometimes. But I completely understand what you're saying. I'll do anything just to be healthy and go out with my friends!
  5. Nobody Gets It!

    Fiddle-Faddle: Wow, don't even tell me I've been cheating my diet all this time without even knowing. Thanks for the tip though! I really do appreciate everything my mom's been doing for me. I have my own gluten free shelf in the closet (which occasionally gets littered with my older sister's gluten filled crap, thought it's hard to keep things separate with six people living in one house). And we have been finding some really good cake mixes. Cause You're Special Inc. has some really great mixes. Whenever I go out, I opt for PF Changs since they have a gluten free menu. That's always a plus! I think my friends at school try to understand, but it's hard when they aren't going through anything like this. They do their best to be supportive, but get annoyed when I complain too much. It's tough too because my college has a limited selection of food to begin with. My friends at home are a little more understanding because they've known me for a long time and they know when something is bothering me. The only problem is I don't see those people for more than half a year because we're all at different schools. When next semester starts I think I'll try sitting my friends down and telling them how I feel. It's just so frustrating! Elonwy: Thanks so much!!! It looks good on the website! =D I'll definitely try to get there next time I'm in NY.
  6. Nobody Gets It!

    So, I was diagnosed with Celiac's August 28th, 2007. September 2nd, 2007 was my first day of college. Great timing, right? Even though I feel like I made a lot of very good friends at school, all of whom know of my condition, nobody really gets it. They get annoyed when I complain or can't go to a specific restaurant. One time, we went to NYC and one friend got angry that I wanted to get sushi since I have my own gluten-free soy sauce. Is a california roll so much to ask for? So she decided that for dinner she wanted to go to a pizza parlor. KILL ME! And when I said I could have anything she said, "Oh, you can have salad right?" Salad? Are you kidding me? I didn't come to New York to get myself a salad. Besides, you never really know what's in their dressing, right? So where did I eat? MCDONALDS!!! Fries are safe enough. I was so angry though. My mom has been really supportive, but sometimes I think she gets annoyed when I get depressed. Or she'll not eat something just because she knows I've been craving it. I really appreciate the gesture but that just makes me feel guilty. I know it's almost been a year, but there are times where I just want to cry because all I want is a slice of pizza or a cupcake. To make things worse, I've been trying to gain weight since I was about twelve. That's when the rumors started that I was anorexic. As of now I'm 5'5'' and 102 lbs. And I gained a little this year. The nutrient deficiency really keeps me from gaining weight! Does anyone else notice that or is it just me? And all of my friends are like "At least you won't get fat." Or "You'll never have to diet." Are you kidding me??? I'll never have to diet? Meanwhile, I've been having my own issues with my body that makes it hard to put comments like that in perspective. Sometimes I just feel like nobody will ever understand.