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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. How Long After Gluten Free Diet?

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had been gluten-free (also self diagnosed in 2002, I know it makes me sick, so I stay gluten-free) for about 6 years before I met my now husband (married 4 years now!). We knew quite early on that we wanted to be together (I was 28, he was 31), so we didn't prevent anything. I did not get pregnant until we had been together for 7 months. I had started giving up by then, thinking I wouldn't be able to have kids. What I noticed though, after I got pregnant was that I had been taking a vitamin B6 supplement for 2 months when I got pregnant! So I looked it up, and apparently, vitamin B6 is linked with better pregnancy outcomes! Then 6 months after my daughter was born, I got pregnant again, but it was a surprise. I started taking the B6 again (as I hadn't been taking it) as I suspected pregnancy, but I unfortunately lost that pregnancy. My next pregnancy was planned and I made sure I was taking the B6 again, and have a beautiful daughter. I got pregnant again when my daughter was 8 months old, but I had been taking the B6 supplement incase something happened again, and have a wonderful son! (So 4 pregnancies, 3 babies, and 1 loss.) For me I swear it was the B6 that made the difference, and helped. I also kept taking the B6 until the pregnancy was further along in case something might happen if I stopped taking it. I don't know if this will help or not, but it can't hurt to try!
  2. Origin Of Celiacs?

    My mother's side is mostly Irish (they came over here on the ships in 1862 from Ireland) and some English on her mother's side. My father is Scottish through and through. I think I got more of the Irish side though... I have fair skin, hazel eyes, and the lightest hair out of all my family. The other thing, my mother is also celiac. We also think my brother and sister may have it, but refuse to acknowledge it. I think that other people are right in thinking their may be an Irish connection, since alot of poeple seem to have Irish ancestory...
  3. Hi everyone. I've been gluten-free for about 6 years now, self-diagnosed. I have heard and read that celiac disease and lactose intolerance go hand in hand, and that after being diagnosed with celiac, you can develop a lactose intolerance. I love diary, (ice cream, chocolate, etc.) and eat alot of it, since it is something that I can eat. Well, until recently that is. Just before the summer, I started noticing symptons similiar to celiac, but different. I am very strict with the glunten, since I am very sensitive, and even the tiniest bit will bother me. I finally traced it back one day to dairy, since the only thing I had eaten that was different, was chocolate milk. I also started noticing it with ice cream, since about 5 min after eating it, I would get terrible shooting pains in my stomach, then have to run to the bathroom shortly afterwards. I have been noticing these symptons more with other diary products, but it is hard to give up, since it will be another thing I can't eat. I have no idea if this is lactose, or something else? Has anyone had any experience with this? Will lactaid pills help me? Or is it like the celiac, where I just have to stay away from it? Should I go see my doctor, and have a test done? Any suggestions, advice?