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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Can't Stop Binging On Gluten!

    I took someone's advice above and instead of spending my money on clothes (and shoes, they are my weakness!) I decided to go on a food shopping spree and see what kinds of gluten free things are out there. I'm realizing that not only do they DO have really good gluten free foods.... but i'm a pretty good cook!! I cooked my family dinner tonight, a gluten-free swiss chicken casserole out of this new gluten free cook book i got. They loved it! I'm definitely on the right track. Thank you again for the motivation, it helps me believe that I really can do this. And even though I still have no gone completely gluten-free, I am making the changes that lead to that and am on a better track now than I have been in over two years !
  3. Can't Stop Binging On Gluten!

    So, I've lost 5 pounds. I think that's pretty good for just a couple days being gluten free. Although five pounds could just be water weight but whatever lol I'll take it as doing good on being gluten free.
  4. Can't Stop Binging On Gluten!

    So, every time I start eating gluten free I get really bad stomach aches in the first week or two. Is this due to a drastic change in diet? I know that when you drastically change your diet it can put your digestive system through a funk but it really stinks! It stinks that now that I'm deciding to be healthy that my body is hating me. It just me mad that being gluten free is supposed to make me feel better and now I'm having to have these terrible stomach aches! Although when I was eating gluten I was still having bad stomach aches but it would be like feel sick for a week then have a "week off" of stomach aches. Anyways, just wondering what people's input on that would be. Still holding strong. Even though a day might still not be that much but oh well.
  5. Can't Stop Binging On Gluten!

    So I ate McDonalds today. Honestly I don't know why. Because it wasn't even that good. So that was really pointless I just got it because at work we all got McDonalds and ate together. I should have just packed something that's my problem. But I decided that I wouldn't be like I usually am and say "I'll start tomorrow" and binge for the rest of the night. Instead, I've been drinking a lot of water and ate some fruit. I'm pretty proud of myself even if I did eat gluten today. I think that this accident will give me more motivation to not eat gluten because I realized that it's so stupid and not even worth it. it was a good day!
  6. Can't Stop Binging On Gluten!

    So I've been totally gluten free for, two days now? I haven't really noticed a difference yet. But I went to a family party for Easter today and I was a little nervous because family parties are hard for me to stay gluten free. But, I was so surprised to find that my Aunt and cousins had all contributed to make me and my sister (who is also gluten free) and entire meal and snacks for us. We had gluten free turkey, stuffing which was amazingggg, cookies, rice crispies, chips and dip, and fruit and vegetables with gluten free dip. It was so awesome!
  7. Newcomer

    Thank you so much for the idea of writing out what I CAN have. That's my biggest problem having to sit there and think of what I should eat, so then i just grab something with gluten and eat that instead of taking time. Thanks!!! [quote name='hcg' date='Mar 25 2009, 08:35 AM']HI Rachel, Perhaps I can offer a suggestion...stop calling this a diet because that word is depriving...how I learned to think about it is this..I can have or eat anything htat I want but I choose not to eat things with gluten because they make me sick. Another thing that I did was to make sure you are never hungry, always have nuts or fruit etc so you are not ravenous when you go to eat... Also, make sure you are taking viamins because if you are starved of vitamins then your brain will be craving because your body isn't nourished. These are some of the little ways I started to finally feel better and stick to eating free of gluten!! Oh, also I would suggest making a list of all of the things that you CAN eat so that you don't have to constantly look at a list of things you are deprived of. Hope this helps!! Colleen[/quote]
  8. Can't Stop Binging On Gluten!

    Thank you so much everyone for your support. Your stories and inspiration have really really really helped me think more about the future rather than sticking with what I want to do today. As of now I am, let's see... 11 minutes gluten free? haha I know that sounds stupid... and I'm already wanting to eat gluten, but I am not going to. I'm done with it. I think saying it here will help me have more support and help me keep with it. My first challenge will be on Thursday... I have a date and we're going out to dinner. I am hoping to tell him about my options before we pick the place to go to, because I know a few places with gluten-free menus. Like Outback Steakhouse and Pf Changs. Both delicious! Anyways, thank you so much again, and I can't wait until tomorrow when I can tell you guys, I'm ONE DAY gluten free! (I know it's bad that I've had this disease for five years and going an entire day without gluten is a real step for me) But, you have to start somewhere like you guys have told me. Thanks again.
  9. Can't Stop Binging On Gluten!

    I have those symptoms right now... and have for about a year. Being depressed and tired just makes me want to eat gluten. It's an endless cycle that needs to end
  10. Thanks for welcoming me to the forum smile.gif My diet right now is whatever I can see haha sad but true. I eat a lot of Noodles & Company (not with rice noodles, i mean the 100% NOT gluten free noodles). I also work at a nursing home and we eat the same food the residents do, which is obviously not gluten free either. It's hard to not be lazy and actually make myself a dinner before I go to work because I'm so busy with work and school. But hey, my health should be first on the priority list right? AH!
  11. My Diet

    Thanks for welcoming me to the forum My diet right now is whatever I can see haha sad but true. I eat a lot of Noodles & Company (not with rice noodles, i mean the 100% NOT gluten free noodles). I also work at a nursing home and we eat the same food the residents do, which is obviously not gluten free either. It's hard to not be lazy and actually make myself a dinner before I go to work because I'm so busy with work and school. But hey, my health should be first on the priority list right? AH!
  12. Hi everyone. I just joined the Celiac Forum and am looking for lots of support and DEFINITELY accountability. So this looked perfect for me. I've had Celiac Disease for 5 years and have never followed the diet. I have been dealing with the affects for about a year and a half now, and I am only 20 years old. I used to weigh 160 and now I weigh 260. That is very scary to admit. But I guess that's the first step to accountability? I have Metabolic Syndrome and need to take Vitamin D, and am horrified that if I don't change now I will be dealing with even greater issues than a 20 year old should have to deal with health-wise. I hope your guys' support will help me stay on track. I am definitely ready for change.
  13. Can't Stop Binging On Gluten!

    I'm not going to lie, I'm a little freaked out by how perfectly u just described me haha I am on a prescription for Vitamin D from my doctor, and have been told that I have Metabolic Syndrome. Which is insulin-resistance. Wow. U summed me up to a T right there lol
  14. Can't Stop Binging On Gluten!

    Thanks everyone, I had no idea that so many people would have responded so quickly, and it definitely makes me feel like I'm not alone. My sister has Celiac Disease too and she deals with it amazingly. I never had the immediate symptoms of eating gluten right away until just this year and it's been going on for a couple of months. I am definitely listening to what you guys said, even if it made me a little teary-eyed, because at 20 years old I guess I wasn't really thinking about the long-term affects of what I'm doing today. I'm sure 30 years from now I would have looked back and kicked myself in the butt. The whole cancer thing scared me to death, seeing as cancer already runs in my family. Thank you so much for all the support.... and the kick in the butt. I didn't realize how much that would help.
  15. Newcomer

    So, I'm new here and I don't really know if there's something specific I'm supposed to be writing about. But since it's my blog I guess it doesn't matter. Pretty much every day for the last 5 years has been a struggle of me binge eating gluten and then feeling guilty about it. I've started to plan out what I'm going to do so that I can avoid eating gluten. My biggest hurdle right now is actually packing a lunch when I go to work, because they make our food there (we eat what the residents eat) and it's obviously not gluten-free. Pretty much my problem right now is the stupid bad cycle I've gotten myself into. I eat too much because I say that tomorrow I will start my diet, and then the next day I don't. I am so inactive but I am too stuck in not doing anything to have the motivation to get up and work out. Plus I work and am a full-time nursing student. So many excuses, and I'm only 20 years old and feel like I shouldn't be this lazy to have to deal with all of these issues. My doctor recently told me that if I go at the same rate, I will have diabetes in the next five years. My body is already naturally insulin-resistant so that's not a very good thing that I'm overweight and Celiac Disease has given me another reason to be more prone to diabetes. Well, I guess that's it for now and we'll see what happens.