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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. Thank you for such an uplifting and true poem. I have been a celiac for nine years, did well but had a bad and prolonged gluten exposure last year from taking medicine with gluten in it and ended up with lymphocytic colitis. I have had the pleasure of meeting older and even elderly celiacs who were quite healthy and one even ran marathons so one never knows how the Lord will lead us through

  2. Bloating And Weight Gain Questions

    I have a few questions concering bloating and weight gain. I was dignosed wit celiac disease at the end of April and have been gluten free since the beginning of February. Right when I think things are getting better and my stomach starts to get back to a some-what normal size I get glutened by traces...I usually am only sick for 2 days, sometimes 3 depending on the amount I accidentally consumed.. however my puffy pregnant looking stomach seems to stay around for a few weeks. Not only is it painful but its also embarrassing going to high-school looking like I'm 5 months pregnant. Is there anything I can do to speed up the process for the bloating to go away? Second of all, I have always been really small for my age usually around 100 lbs (before I got sick from celiac that is, then I dropped to 90lbs)...but lately I feel like I'm starting to gain weight (more then my normal 100lbs). I'm not to sure if its just the bloating or if I'm actually putting on the extra pounds Is it possible to gain weight from the bloating and will it go away along with the bloating? and if I am actually gaining weight do you guys have any suggestions on how to get back down to my healthy size?
  3. Poll: Who Will Eat

    Nope Canada-B.C
  4. Yes I do. I have allergies (or I guess you could say very strong sensitivities) to 29 other foods including food dies. It doesn't cause me any sines problems just stomach issues. I don't know what to say about the epi-pen..other then I'd just ask your doctor and see what they have to say.
  5. Any Good Bread Recipes Out There?

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a good bread recipe? I haven't had any luck finding a nice one yet... the flours I have right now are: White rice Arrow root Corn flour But I can buy some more if I need to. I also cant have eggs..which I made a replacement but It doesn't work for egg whites..
  6. Will It Still Come Up Positive?

    Yeah that was the case with me. He said that there was a slight chance that it would come back negative, but we both agreed on me not eating gluten the first test, because it makes me very ill. By being gluten free for 2 months I meant that I quit-ish, although I had some traces twice by accident, which can leave me sick for two weeks at the most. Usually around the 2nd week most of my symptoms are gone, besides the bloating and stomach pain..and that's how I was when I got my blood test. So I guess we will just have to wait and see. Its upsetting and frustrating when doctors don't understand what your going through, or how to help, especially when no matter what you do, your still sick..so in that case I hope everything goes well with your Gastro Dr and you guys figure things out. Thanks -Sarah
  7. Will It Still Come Up Positive?

    I had my first set of test done today, however I haven't eaten gluten for 2 months now. My doctor said it would be okay, considering I am still mildly sick. Would it still come up on the test? They said if it came back negative that I would have to eat gluten and then get the biopsy..but I know if I eat gluten I will be sick for awhile afterwards, which usually ends up equaling me missing work and school. I guess I'm just stressing out about it and was hoping for some clarity. What do you guys think?
  8. 20+ Food Intolerances...help?!

    Hey, as crazy as it may be with all the allergies, I myself have 29 other allergies to things aswel. If rice makes you sick then I wouldn't go on the diet. There is other replacements out there and you shouldn't have to restrict yourself to just rice.
  9. Typical Symptom?

    I think for everyone its different. For me, even the slightest trace of gluten, will leave me sick for a week to even two. I recently stopped eating gluten 2 months ago and I'm still sick from some traces of it from a used butter knife...so it is very possible for it to make you sick. I'm new to this lifestyle so I don't know very much, but I hope it helps
  10. Help?

    [quote name='gardener1' date='Apr 21 2009, 03:40 PM']I agree with the other 2 comments so far that you need to get tested. I would go a step farther though. I would go ahead and get food allergy testing if you can afford it. This is also "just" a blood test. I also got a lot better after I was diagnosed and eliminated gluten from my diet, but I still wasn't quite right. I kept telling my doctor that I was better, but... My doctor said that it would be a waste to test for other foods, and wouldn't order it. I finally went to an allergist myself. When the nurse called to tell me the results, she asked me if I was sitting down. I laughed thinking that she was kidding. Unfortunately, she wasn't. Since celiac is an autoimmune disease, and it had taken 11 years of me being very sick (my digestive system finally shut down before anyone would listen to me) my body started rejecting all the other foods that I was eating. On my 1st testing, there were only 5 foods that I could eat! After testing 200 more foods, we came up with another 6 foods. If this would have been caught earlier, my body wouldn't have started rejecting "okay" foods. Now, we are not introducing any new foods, cleaning products, soaps, etc, to see if my body will heal to a point that some day, I will be able to eat a larger variety of foods. Good luck.[/quote] I'm sorry to hear about you other allergies. I hope things continue on getting better for you. Thanks for the advice and opinion. I had a doctors appointment today and I agreed to get the blood work done. In the summer I got my allergies tested by a natural path..who said I had a few high sensitivities. However I am debating about going to an actual allergist to be on the safe side. I just want to get better. Thank you
  11. I Crave Milk....any Suggestions?

    I found that almond milk is the closest tasting to milk...Try Almond breeze =)
  12. Help?

    [quote name='Jesse'sGirl' date='Apr 20 2009, 12:14 PM']i am sorry to hear that you feel so sick! i went through the same thing but getting tested is the best thing to do. the blood work is the easiest part! its funny that you said that your ribs hurt, my Dr. looked at me like i was crazy when i told her that. my rib cage hurts, like its bursed but its not! i hope you figure everything out! feel better![/quote] Thank you =)
  13. Help?

    [quote name='Jkrupp' date='Apr 15 2009, 05:17 PM']You realy need to be tested regardless of fear. Feel the fear and do it anyways! Your health is more important. Only you can help you.[/quote] Thanks, I have an appointment this tuesday so hopefully things will be figured out soon
  14. Help?

    Okay so... The doctors said I have like a 90% chance of having celiac disease, but I haven't eaten any gluten for awhile to show up on the test, I don't think..and I am super scared of needles so I don't want to get tested for it. I keep on getting really sick, to the point that I cant sleep or do my school work...And I don't even know when I had gluten..other then maybe a few crumbs by accident. Its starting to get on my nerves and my stomach is swollen to the point that I cant stand up straight for long and my ribs hurt like crazy. What should I do? Please help.