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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. Meeee toooo I felt so much better right away and didn't trust it for months, just couldn't believe gluten had been the problem for all these years (decades). The most difficult thing for me right now is tapering off the antidepressant - was at 250mg a year ago (for 17 years), and now on 87.5mg, and slowly tapering to nothing. The withdrawal (or rebound) going off the zoloft mimics the symptoms of being glutened I have discovered. Hopefully by Christmas I'll be done with it. I appreciate hearing all your stories so much.
  2. Any Celiac(s) From Canada

    Hi, I'm in Vancouver, BC. I diagnosed myself a year and a half ago and have yet to meet another live person with Celiac Disease, but glad to find support here in the ether. I haven't had any tests and my doc just said if I feel better than just stay gluten-free.
  3. Ibs And Celiac?

    Yup, me too with the IBS diagnoses. I also tried everything- ibs drugs, macrobiotic diet, yeast-free diet, 17 years of antidepressants, colonics, a naturopath, psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, fiber, laxatives, transcendental meditation... I too think is IBS is Celiac Disease.
  4. Hi Laker, I'm sorry you feel so ill. I think your system is probably extra sensitive now that you've been gluten free for a year, so it will take at least a week, probably more for this to clear from your system no matter what you do, but I would try to take some kind of healing action everyday, such as digestive enzymes, magnesium/calcium supplements, water. My system seizes up too when I get glutened, and I can't go (to the bathroom), which is what I most need to do, and it takes a few days or more for things to get on track again and for me to feel better. The Cal/Mg helps this a lot. Also, make yourself comfortable in whatever way that makes you feel better. Most importantly, don't do this again.
  5. [font="Tahoma"]I too felt better almost immediately after going gluten-free. It's been a year and half for me and I think I've become better at avoiding gluten and so have more stretches of feeling well recently, which means for me - no stomachache(due to gas and "constipation", bloating) and resulting nausea, fatigue, depression, achy muscles and joints, foggy brain and so on. Now I am tapering off Zoloft- on it for nearly twenty years. -Was on 250mg-300mg, -Now on 75mg alternating with 100mg. -I started tapering a year ago. It's going well, but this is another topic...[/font ]
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    Thank you. Okay, I'll see if I can figure that out If not, I'll write again.
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  9. Severe Bloating

    I know how you feel. I've been gluten-free about a year and a half now and now I know it is not normal to have a bloated belly. Check the ingredients in any vitamins or supplements you might be taking. It sure sounds to me like you are getting inadvertently glutened. Best.
  10. Severe Bloating

  11. Fruits And Vegetables!

    I love those rice wrappers too. I like to double them up for added toughness, but they are surprisingly resilient for such a fragile looking sheet. I like to fill with refried beans, ground beef, lettuce, salsa...I love the fruit and dip idea. I'll try this soon.
  12. Looking For Some Help For My Son....

    Hi There, Check out glutenfreegirandthechef.com I believe is the site. She has many great, tested and easy gluten-free recipes. She is a very enthusiatic cook with a love for fresh ingredients and she has a small child. She is five years gluten free. I made some really yummy quinoia crackers based on her recipe- using some cooked quioia, a mix of gluten-free flours, such as rice flour and garbanzo bean flour, a bit of butter and a bit of olive oil, some seeds and such (chia, sesame, flax...), salt and bake. Mmmmmmm.
  13. Joint Pain

    I don't know if you'll see this, but could you tell me what is msm?
  14. Joint Pain

    Thank you for the information on silica. Over the past year and a half I have been trying all sorts of mainly physical means to relieve chronic right inner "chicken wing" pain in my right upper back (worse when glutened)- stretching, exercising, yoga, ice packs, massage, rolling on an egg shaped rock (very effective), a new bed and mattress, and ibuprofen, as well as other supplements, but never heard of slicia. Thanks again.
  15. I meant to add, these fermented veggies can be cooked. I'm not sure if these reduces their effectiveness, but I like to put kimchee in a soup or stew for instance. It can be found in any Asian grocery, in the refrigerated section.