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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 have been gluten free for seven years and I will have an reaction about 5 to 10 minutes later even with little crumb sometimes and I will start with a weird cough and my stomach hurts extremely bad as well as followed by of course time in the bathroom and I also get very weak and sleepy. But the longer on the diet the smarter you get lol
  2. I am trying to get over small bacteria overgrowth right now after 7 years of being gluten free... I am only 18 but after going on the candida diet I have been feeling a lot better. It's a pain but I have a lot of stomach issues and I am used to strict diets so its ok
  3. Hello, I am also 17 and I have been on the Gluten Free diet for around 6-7 years now. It honestly is not as bad as it seems, it just take a lot of getting use to. These days its of course hard to start randomly taking wheat out of your diet yet it is completely worth it. Just make sure that if it is making you feel better that you dont cheat yourself and eat wheat once in a while thinking that it is going to be ok. After a while wheat wont even really look that appealing and you wont even be craving anything like that. Ok so I admit that sometimes it would be lovely to pop down a poptart in the toaster or eat some cheeze-its but I dont and in the end it is ok If you ever want great recipies or anything just let me know because I would be glad to help you out. It can be a scary thing not knowing exactly what you can eat and ya the hunger is just a mental thing for now because everything looks "tempting" but it will pass with time. Good Luck!
  4. Bloated Like Crazy

    Thank you guys I will take these ideas to the doctor on my next visit. Thank you for all of your help!
  5. Hello, I have been on the gluten-free diet for 7 years now, so I am very experienced with being a Celiac. I have been able to deal with a lot of problems that have linked to Celiac disease in the past such as joint, muscle, ADD..and other related issues yet the one I have not been able to fixed is my constant state of being bloated. The only time my stomach is not extrememly bloated is when I wake up in the morning because I have not eaten anything in a while. Can someone possibly reccomend some over the counter medication or natural remedies that will help with this? I eat very healthy and do not cheat at all, plus I am very good with staying away from cross contamination. I am only a senior in high school and I would love to have this icky part of my fixed to advoid/limit the malnurished look in the future. Thanks : )
  6. Hey, I am planning on going to Fort Lewis next year for college and wanted to see if any of you know someone who are gluten free there or are gluten free??? Thanks!
  7. > Hey, just wondering if she made the candy or bought it. You can always have cross contamination. Also check the beauty products you use (shampoo, conditioner..) because believe it or not they too will have wheat in them. Good luck!
  8. Balance

    Divide out different gluten-free snacks into sandwhich baggies and figure make yourself a little lunch system so its more of a grab and go and you know then that you always have good food and also you know that you can easily grab it and not have to worry about scrambling around trying to figure out what to eat. If you end up trying to eat at the food court you will end up spending more money on things like a bowl of steamed rice or a hotdog without the bun or somthing like that, in which you could have a much more "rewarding" lunch if you had packed one....
  9. Hope, Love, Cure - Celiac Disease : )

  10. Joint And Muscle Pain

    Hi, You may not know but many forms of arthritis are connected to Celiac Disease along with many other diseases/limitations. I am 17 but I also have joint pain and I am on an extremely strict gluten-free diet..so I would ask you doctor what all joint/disease/limitations are connected to Celiac Disease and if you can not come up with anything with a doctor(s) then I hopefully they will discover what else the problem could be.
  11. You should consider going into the doctor (even though I know you probably are tired of all the doctor visits), but if you really are worried, you should talk to your doctor/pediatrician (who has maybe seen you progress/decline in health) and maybe they will know whats "Normal" for you. Good Luck!
  12. Hey, I am from Colorado (Ski Town USA actually) and I would not be embarrased with your stomach issues because its something natural that hopefully she will understand. If she doesnt, it is a part of you and you can not really change that. On the traveling tips, make sure you pack a lot of food that can be heated up/"on the road food" that cant be heated up. I usually take a whole other suitcase or backpack when I travel with food and see if your girlfriend wants to pack some food that both of you can eat (gluten free pretzels,cookies, fruit, veggies, yogurt,icream..anything like that ). Not sure what else to tell you, but I promise it will not be bad if you explain your stomach issues now instead of them finding out if you have cross contamination or such... Good luck though : ) and have fun skiing : )
  13. Oats And Skincare

    I have found with me that if I do use "questionable products" that its just extrememly important if i dont get it anywhere near my mouth. I have had this problem with shampoo making its way to get on my lips or tounge. That is just me though, and I am pretty sensitive to gluten and oats. But yep, if you would like to play it safe that is always good, or else just try to advoide the mouth! Best of wishes!
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