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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. For Girls Only

    I'm not sure how effective it would be after contamination, but a good question would be if the birth control itself should contain gluten in the makeup (i.e. coatings and fillers). I always have to check with my pharmacist if any medications I am being administered contain gluten. Also (a little off subject, but something any girl with celiac should know), some feminine products may contain gluten, such as the adhesive on some pads. I didn't even think about it until my mother, who was diagnosed five years ago, brought up that she was getting rashes on her thighs from her pads. Lo and behold, the adhesive contained gluten. Just FYI.
  3. It is really nice to find more people my age in Colorado. I'm 23, but the only people I've met with Celiac here in Montrose are my mother's age (read, 45 and older). The only other person my age that I knew was a girl that worked at my local health food store. Couldn't talk to her much, because she moved to the Eastern seaboard shortly after we started talking.
  4. I think it would depend on how long you were off gluten completely (compared to how long you were consuming gluten), your body type, et cetera (how long it would take for your reproductive system to recouperate.) This is something I am very curious about as well. My husband and I have been trying for a while as well, with no luck. I'm only twenty three, and it would really tick me off to be infertile this early.
  5. Can't Stop Binging On Gluten!

    Yeah, getting off the forbidden gluten is rough. I've been gluten-intolerant for years and just recently been diagnosed as full-blown Celiac. My problem was, I knew I needed the test earlier. My mother was diagnosed about 4 or 5 years ago, and kept telling me to get checked. I kept saying, I'll do it later, I can't afford the tests, I'll miss my favorite snacks too much (and YES, there ARE gluten free doughnuts!!! ) Recently, I went into the ER for some extremely concerning abdominal problems. About an hour after checking in and letting the doctor know what was up, he checked into my medical history with other incidents of me visiting the ER. He came back in and told me that I needed to start the gluten-free diet OR ELSE. I was reminded then that my muscle and joint pain, severe abdominal stress, headaches, and everything else, was attributed to the Celiac. Things my mother had been warning me of for years. I also found out that Celiac could potentially cause infertility. My husband and I have been trying for 2 years to have a child, and the one time I was able to get pregnant, I miscarried because of unrelated health issues. I'm twenty three years old, and up until I started the diet full-time, I felt fifty. Even though it has only been a short time since the official diagnosis and my body is still re-aligning itself, I have had more energy, and I have been far less irritable and depressed. My husband is even considering getting checked because his mother is gluten-intolerant as well. Do yourself a favor, honey. Go on the damn diet. What is there to lose?
  6. Eating Out With The "boys"

    Eeesh. The age old problem of seeming "normal" when you know you can't cheat. However, there are ways around that. There are gluten free beers out there, and just about any liquor store with a decent beer selection sells them. There's one called Redbridge that's really good (I'll promote that one 'till the day I die, I'm an ex-Guiness fan and I nearly had a heart attack when I found out that I did actually have Celiac). There's also a number of hard cider beers out there that are gluten free too, a couple of which I found in restaurants. Plus, some places have available a list of foods (like Wendy's). If nothing else, invite your friends over for a football game (or whatever else floats your boat), and make them a meal of your own. Then they can see things from your perspective.
  7. I'm from Montrose. Not sure where Idaho Springs is...
  8. Hey, Kera87. Trust me, I totally know how difficult it can be. I was officially diagnosed with Celiac a week ago, but have had an intolerance to it for years. The only thing that saved my hide was my mother, who was diagnosed about 4 years ago. College had to of been one of the worst places for me to try to adhere to the lifestyle, but gluten free can be done, and on a budget. There is even a few gluten free beers, one of which (Redbridge), is very good and made from sorghum. Throw me a line if you are interested in some recipes. ~Thommy-girl1