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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. So, my blood test was positive for antibodies. I just got my biopsy results today by mail (doctor's office didn't even call!) and it says: "Mild inflammation in stomach. Duodenum does not show Celiac Disease." So, now what? I have a theory and I'm wondering if this could be the case. Before I went gluten-free, I ate basically all gluten, all the time. All I ate was bread, pasta, and pizza. Seriously. Pizza, pasta, or a sandwich for lunch and dinner every day and muffins or pancakes for breakfast every morning. Could I have had antibodies because I was getting too much exposure to gluten rather than having Celiac's Disease? Maybe I should--rather than staying gluten-free--change to a limited gluten diet? Like once a day eat something containing it and then go for another blood test in a few months and see what it says?
  2. Here's an easy gluten-free recipe. 1) Preheat oven to 350. 2) Brown 1 lb hamburger in pan and then drain. 3) Bring water to a boil and then boil 2 cups of Uncle Ben's White Rice for about 5 minutes (it will only be partially cooked). Drain. 4) Combine the browned hamburger, partially cooked rice, and one jar of gluten-free spaghetti sauce (I use Prego Traditional) in a baking dish. Sprinkle grated parmesian over the top. 5) Bake for 35 minutes on 350. Then serve! Pretty easy and it tastes great.
  3. I bought some Tinkyada pasta and I'm looking for good recipes. How do you make macaroni and cheese with the Tinkyada elbows? What kind of cheese do you put on it? Any other good pasta recipes?
  4. You can toss in some fruit, too. An apple or a box of raisins. I love having peanut butter on a rice cake.
  5. A family friend who is a Celiac told me to read Against the Grain. I'm thinking though, could I learn anything from these books that I don't learn here on celiac.com? Are there any books you would recommend?
  6. Wishbone has three gluten-free Italian ones that are great: Italian, Robusto Italian, and Classic House Italian The only Ken's one that is gluten-free I think is Italian w/ aged romano.
  7. I emailed them and received this response. It's not a lot, but there are a few options there. Bacon Burger with no bun, no dill pickles, no mayo Baked Potato Soup Chili's Filet Steak - no garlic toast Chips - No Salsa Chocolate Shake Citrus Fire Chicken and Shrimp Flamed-grilled Ribeye - no garlic toast Salmon and Rice with Steamed Veggies with no ginger citrus sauce Kid Burger and Fries - no bun Margarita-grilled Chicken with no black beans or kettle beans Mashed Potatoes Mushroom Swiss Burger with no mayo, no dill pickles, no bun. Old Timer Burger with or without Cheese with no mustard, no bun, no dill pickles. Side of Saut
  8. Yes, I have different reactions... sometimes to the same exact foods! One night, a Domino's pizza could give me horrible "D". Another night, just pain, bloating. Another night it could give me constipation. And another night it would cause nothing at all! No problems! That was why I let this go for a year because it was not consistent so I felt like I had nothing to go on. But I eventually went to the doctor and he did blood tests and I came up positive for antibodies. I always figured celiac disease presented the same symptoms. I never figured I would have it because I can eat gluten and many times nothing happens.
  9. Is whey gluten-free? Also is "glutamate" gluten-free? I would assume it's not because it starts with glut, but I haven't seen it listed anywhere. It seems like every soup has glutamate in it!
  10. Great! Thank you! I thought it was strange that it wasn't listed on that list... how could it be different from Coke? Glad to hear it's not.
  11. I'm 30 years old and was just diagnosed with celiac disease via blood test (endoscopy on Tuesday). I have read that there is often a genetic link with celiac disease. No one else in my family has it (that they know about). I have a 2 year old son. Is there anything I can do to prevent him from getting this? Should I make sure he doesn't get over-exposed to wheat? Should I limit gluten in his diet? I know it can already be in his genes right now and there's nothing I can do about that, but is there anything I can do about it "coming out" like it has in me? Thanks.
  12. Pregnant?

    The symptom I had at the beginning of pregnancy that would have nothing to do with celiac disease is very very sore breasts. All the other early symptoms of pregnancy (nausea, fatigue) can also be celiac disease symptoms, you're right. But my breasts have never felt the way they did they that first week I found out I was pregnant. I think only pregnancy can give them that feeling.
  13. Nausia Medication - Phengrin?

    I had migraines during my pregnancy and sorry but all you can take is Tylenol, nothing stronger. What I found that helped also was these pads you can buy that stick on your forehead and stay cold for 30 minutes. I was on Tigan for anti-nausea during my pregnancy but cannot say if it is gluten-free or not (I was not diagnosed at the time). I find it interesting that so many of us that have Celiac's also had severe morning sickness during pregnancy.
  14. Thanks so much for your posts. This is the reality I have to hear. I think it would be easier for me to go gluten-free if the damage was more tangible. I don't get sick every time I eat gluten. Not even half the time. If I got sick every time, then the temptation to cheat wouldn't be there because I would know that I would be "punished" every time I ate gluten. But, it's harder to imagine giving up pizza, bread, pasta, etc because of damage that I can't see or feel. You know? What makes it worse is that I'm a very picky eater. Basically all I eat is pasta, bread, and pizza. I don't like meat or vegetables. I guess fruit, yogurt, and salad are ok but I can't live on those three things. The thought that I'm most likely going to have to start eating meat and other boring things like rice makes me sick. It's really so depressing. Half of me thinks, why should I live my life miserably, denying myself the only food I like just because some day I might get cancer if I don't? I could eat 100% gluten-free and then get hit by a car or get breast cancer. So, shouldn't I just be happy and eat what I want within reason? But, then the other half of me says that--yeah, I could die any day from something else, but if I don't go gluten-free my chances for cancer are increased and if I ended up with stomach cancer because I didn't want to give up the foods I liked, that would be very selfish of me because I have a son and I wouldn't want to leave him motherless. I'm just so depressed.