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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 rent a townhouse. The owner called me today and stated that the Homeowners Association Board is asking everyone for a copy of their front door key. Apparently they cited some obscure by-law that says for "saftey" reasons, in case they need to get in there and no one is at home, they get to have a copy of everyones house keys. This seems fishy to me. I dont like the idea of strangers being able to get into my home. I have seen enough forensic shows about apartment rapes/slayings to be very wary of floating house keys. Is it legal for them to ask for a house key? Can I refuse without being fined? Can I refuse as a renter without the owner being fined? I never signed any HOA consent forms when I leased the townhouse... Any help would be appreciated. I couldnt find any answers on the internet. Thanks Prudence
  2. I was just wondering if anyone else has been diagnosed with Thyroid Nodules, and if it is related to Celiac. I have not been very true to my diet. (I am weak. I know this.) Anyway, recently a doctor noticed that I had several cysts on my Thyroid. I had a sonogram done, and lab work. The lab came back normal. The sonogram showed 7 med to large nodules on my Thyroid. They plan to do a biopsy in April to make sure they are not cancerous. I am not too worried about cancer, since I am only 29. But I am wondering if my gluten diet is contributing to the development of the cysts. Any ideas? And I have been better on my diet...as of the last 4 days anyway... Thanks Prudence
  3. Hi there Prudence. I'm in Sarasota too! :)

  4. I've never had shingles. However, one of my clients just recently had his 3rd episode. He tried accupuncture this last time, and swore by it. He was telling me, that he never would have believed it, but was in so much pain he'd try anything. He mentioned that before it took 6 months to recover, using "traditional" therapy. This last time he tried accupuncture and said it greatly reduced the pain within 1 week, and went away completely after 6 weeks of treatment. I am not sure if you are still suffering or not, but it may be worth looking into, esp if you are concerned about taking the vaccine. I hope this helps, and you feel better soon.
  5. Whelp, I am still trying to get my arms around the diet. So I have been making big meals that I can eat off of for a while. Mainly turkey and chicken. I always have a green veggie as a side. Sometimes I'll add a potatoe. I'm usually in a rush in the mornings, so I skip breakfast, but I always did. Snacks are generally fruit or nuts. I'd eat more red meat, but I cant figure out how to work my grill. (pathetic I know) What do you think? Should I be eating more snacks?
  6. I was diagnosed about 2 months ago. I have been sticking to the gluten free diet for the past 6 weeks. I understand that weight loss, after diagnosis, is common. My concern is that I have lost 17 pounds in just the past 3 weeks, and I'm not even trying to lose weight. I did need to lose a bit of weight, so I'm not really complaining, I am just concerned that I may be losing it too quickly. Also, there is a limit to how much I need to lose, I want to know that there is a bottom here, and that my body will level out. I dont want to be one of those people who struggle to keep weight on. A few more weeks of this rapid weight loss, and I'll be under-weight. Is it normal to lose weight this fast? Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions on how (or if) I should slow it down?
  7. I found this post to be really interesting. I was recently diagnosed, and I am still amazed with how many symptoms this illness encompasses. I can spot down the line all the symptoms that not only have applied to me, but also my sister and mother. My eldest sister was diagnosed with IBS, and Bi-polar disorder. Neither diagnosis has ever sat well with me. It just didnt seem correct. She never had the high "mania" needed for a bi-polar diagnosis. Anyway, she has been having trouble conceiving, though the doctors can not find anything physically that would prevent a pregnancy. I sent her a email, and copied my mother. I listed all the symptoms that they've had for years, and attached websites on Celiac for them to reference to. Seeing how we are related, and I have it, you'd think they'd listen. Neither did. Its so frustrating. I completely understand where you are coming from. I feel so much better staying gluten-free, and I just know that it would be the same for them. They refuse to even be tested. What else can you do?
  8. I know what you mean. Most of the time that I accidently eat Gluten, I will have at least D. But not always the violent reaction I mentioned before, which is why it was bugging me. I'm just glad to know that other people have had similar reactions, albeit not every time they eat gluten. I hope this helps.
  9. I am not sure if this will help at all, esp since I am an adult. When I eat gluten, I generally pay for it for 24 to 48 hours afterwards before the D and nausea goes away. It takes about 3 days before my energy lifts back to normal. If its been a week, I'd call the doctor, just to be safe. It may just take longer with children...
  10. Thank you for the post Happygirl. Its sort of a relief to know that these espisodes are related to the Celiac, and not some other condition I'd have to worry about. Its also depressing. I guess I have been trying to figure out a way to cheat now and then, but its just not possible. Its also a huge relief to know that I'm not the only one that this has been happening to. Thank you for the original post Henny.
  11. I was diagnosed this past August with Gluten Intolerance (the blood test for Celiac being inconclusive). Anyway, since I have been on the diet change, I have been doing much better. Its been a major adjustment for me to avoid eating gluten, and sometimes I mess up. When I have eaten Gluten, I usually pay for it for the next 24 hours with the usual symptoms. What worries me though, is that I have been having these "attacks" since my diagnosis, which are much more severe that the usual symptoms of Celiac. It seems to come and go, and doesn't happen everytime I eat gluten. When I have these episodes, the bathroom visits are much more severe, like water, and I am nauses until I vomit violently, lightheaded to the point of almost passing out... its really odd. The next day I'm fine. I have had 3 seperate episodes over the past 6 weeks. I thought it might just be a bug, but now I am starting to think otherwise... Does this sound like what you are experiencing as well?