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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. Do you mind if I ask: what was the cost difference? When they do my follow up, I would much rather do a pill than have them go back down my throat. My throat was sore for several days. Thanks.
  2. Help With Milk Issues

    Can't say that I understand the cravings for glutens necessarily. Apparently, I've had this most of my life and tended to avoid most breads and pastas. But I wanted to let you know what I've done with a small budget. If you have a Walmart near you, they have great deals on frozen tilapia. Here it's about $11 or $12/box but you get a lot of fish for that price. Also, we stock up whenever there is a sale on canned veggies. They really come in handy and give you the nutrients you need. As for breading, my dear hubbed has learned to use potato flakes or rice flour or even potato chips! :-> He's the cook in the family. I also have fibromyalgia and tend to forget what's on the stove or where I am in a recipe. Oh and if you like peanut butter (and can have it and eggs), there's always peanut butter cookies. 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg Cream sugar and egg together then mix in the peanut butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Yummmmmmmmm. I also have a great recipe for crab cakes if anyone wants it.
  3. I have recently been reading a lot about gluten sensitivities/intolerance, etc. and ADHD. I would like to have my son go gluten free. I was diagnosed last year with Celiac and have been reading every reputable site I can find for information. Here is my problem: our son, who is ten, also has Asperger's & ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder). He refuses to eat anything new. And the once in a blue moon moment that he does decide he'll try something, he won't eat anything else and get tired of it very quickly. So, to give you an example: he did not even try a french fry until he was two years old. If I hadn't nursed him as long as I did, I honestly don't know how he could have gotten any nutrition. Nowadays, his favorite food "group" is carbs! Ramen noodles, breaded chicken fingers, & buttered bread are his mainstays. We've tried to get him to eat better but it always ends up in a power struggle. He absolutely refuses to try anything no matter what you say to him until HE decides to do it. He is in therapy for all of his issues, but after reading the info I have lately (especially these two articles: Pub Med articleInterview with Celiac Specialist) I believe it is time to focus on his eating habits again. & Does anyone have similar issues with their children? Any suggestions to get him to eat? As you can imagine, we feel as though we've tried everything. Take care, Tracy
  4. I was the same way. Never really liked any of the beers, but when I tried Guinness...wow! Then, any good, dark ale tasted fabulous. I did miss Guinness when quit all gluten. I just thought it was that only, but now maybe it was more that I was craving.
  5. I don't really know why I am replying to you. Or what I am looking for. I guess I really just needed to say something...to somebody. Reading your post really made me think of myself. I never really drank much when I was younger. Oh there was the occasional Bartles & Jaymes when we (my boyfriend at the time, now my DH) were with friends (maybe a beer sometimes instead). But, I honestly never liked it. I didn't like the loss of control that I would see in the few of our friends that let it get the best of them. Now, I'm 38 with a 10 year old with ODD that borders on Conduct Disorder, ADHD, and Asperger's and a 6 year old who thinks his brother hung the moon, therefore, his sweet and gentle nature is now slowly disappearing before our very eyes. OMG, my eyes are filling with tears right now. They are great kids when they aren't so great...you know? My DH is wonderful--we are allies in this war against the two we call our boys. I'm saying this because now I realize I am the one who has let alcohol get the best of me. My grandmother was an alcoholic and my mother had to live with it many years before she could marry (he ended up not to be the best decision but that's another story for another group ). I have only recently begun to realize that I was being attacked by gluten. I haven't realized till just now that I have a drinking problem that is compounding that. Like I said, I don't know why I posted. I guess what you said struck something in me. Take care.
  6. Vitamin E?

    Hi Ursula, I'm Tracy and new on the list. I noticed in your list of symptoms you mention Asperger's. My son has Asperger's and since I found out about my gluten difficulties, I am concerned that he may be having his mental issues because of gluten or other allergic reaction. (I have not officially been dx'd, but my doc told me to try an elimination diet [wheat first,didn't really work; then all gluten] and my symptoms subsided.) The problem is: he also has Oppositional Defiant Disorder as well as ADHD. We tried changing his diet as soon as we discovered his difficulties because he was only 6 when he was dx'd with ADHD and we didn't want to put his little body on anything if we didn't have to. But he was not cooperative (this was before we discovered the ODD and Asperger's). I guess my question is: how did you convince yourself that you needed to change your diet? Because of his Asperger's our son's thought processes get in the way and he refuses to eat anything new. My biggest worry is that he usually only prefers things that have gluten in them: ramen noodles, chicken tenders with breading, spaghetti with no sauce. We had him eating some broccoli and corn on the cob at one time but he is now "over that." I know I'm rambling. I'm sorry. I am really at a loss as to what to do with him. His behavior has recently gotten worse and I am beginning to theorize that his little body (yes, btw, he has always been under weight from birth, even though I nursed the @%#$ out of him! ) is finally "fed up" with the gluten levels in his body. Interesting side note: his little brother (who just turned 6 on Feb 10) doesn't seem to have the same issues at all. He eats fairly normally and doesn't display the same behaviors his brother does. Big brother was "different" from birth. So, have any tips? Thank you so much. Tracy from GA, U.S.A.
  7. Follow Ups Needed/screening?

    I am debating about the biopsy. Don't you have to be off the diet for a little while for the doctor to see the results? I really don't want to have any worse symptoms than I already do when I am "glutened" in some way. Tracy