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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. I am seeing the dietician tomorrow (at last!) so will definitely ask about probiotics. Thanks for the tip. I have also found the book you refer to on Amazon so will get that ordered! In response to Janiney - I am actually starting to feel better by the day so hopefully you might too! We have become a gluten-free household and I have really been watching what I eat - so nothing spicy, or too heavy, lots of rice, vegetables and white meat and fish. This is by no means advice because I am a complete novice, but being strict with myself and sticking to a plain diet for over a week now has seemed to help me. In terms of cosmetics, I read that you are okay with them as long as it is not going in your mouth - so check the ingredients of anything you are putting on your lips. I have stopped using a spray for my hair because it has wheat germ in it - I figured that I may breathe it in if it is airborne! You should be able to just check the list on the packaging. I have heard that a tiny amount of gluten can cause symptoms - it depends I guess on how sensitive you are to gluten. In terms of soy, I realised I had a problem with soy a couple of years ago so haven't touched it since. It might be worth you trying cutting it out for a few days to see what happens? I use rice milk which I find okay. Good luck with it!
  2. I'm not on any meds so can rule that out, but I will check toiletries - thanks for the tip. My partner eats gluten so I guess I should look into separating out food and cooking utensils a bit better. I really hadn't realised I could be so sensitive to even small amounts of gluten! This is a steeper learning curve than I thought it would be! I haven't heard of the SCD - I'll look into it though. Is this something you tried? Another question, since the gastroscopy I have developed asthma symptoms - tight chest and a bit of a cough. Has anyone else experienced this? I don't know whether it is something completely different and just a coincidence or whether it is related to cutting out the gluten. Thanks all for your help!
  3. Thanks for the response and the advice...I have always had issues with dairy in the past, but when I was diagnosed with coeliacs I thought, well all my issues have been with gluton, so I must be able to eat it. So I have had a couple of dairy things in the last month but have had reactions within an hour. I read that new coeliacs can have sensitivity to dairy so figured I would cut it out for a bit. The soya I have always had issues with so I guess thats nothing new. And the sugar and alcohol I just figured it might be a good detox so I could see what was really happening with my energy levels. I have gradually been cutting out more and more as the month has progressed as my stomach has been getting more and more sensitive. Maybe I'll stick with chicken and rice for a few days and see what happens.
  4. Hi, I was diagnosed with coeliacs a month ago, and although I felt a bit better immediately, since then I've just felt worse and worse. My insides seem so sensitive and some days I really struggle to keep food in for very long! I am waiting to see a dietician but don't know what to eat in the meantime - I'm feeling really down and not really wanting to eating at all because it's just making me poorly. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I should be eating to settle my stomach? I have cut out gluton, dairy, soya, sugar, and anything remotely tasty! Thanks!