• Announcements

    • admin

      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


Advanced Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Melusine

  • Rank
    New Community Member
  1. i was great after about 2 weeks, by then i could really see a difference
  2. Hey I'm going to a new gp this month. Previously I'd said I wouldn't do a gluten challenge as hey, it hurts! and I'd rather not go through that and I /know/ when I've been 'had'. On the other hand..It turns out revenue will cover part of the cost of gluten free food...and as we all have to eat on a daily basis, that adds up. I'm going to see if I can get a diagnosis without tests, as I've been gluten free for 6 months now, which is long enough I believe for most tests to be negative? But just in case....What are my options? Blood tests? genetic tests? tubes down my gullet? Cheers! Melusine
  3. Awesome! thank you, glad to hear i'm not the only one!
  4. Any Celiac(s) From Canada

    Hi i'm in Lethbridge, AB. Not sure if its celiac or gluten intollerant or ....??? but gluten free makes me feel so much better! I can sleep. I can eat. I can live!
  5. Another option is when he does that kind of thing -remove yourself. Simply tell him that you have no interest in hanging out with someone who's being nasty, as that is what it is. And go do something else, without him. by giving his actions attention, you give him positive feedback (even if it sounds negative). By removing the attention and yourself, you give him negative feedback..which doesn't exactly perpetuate the cycle! good luck!
  6. I'm not inclined to hurt myself for 3 months without a very good reason -masochist I am not! Thank you for the advice!
  7. Are there any real benefits on being diagnosed formally?
  8. Hi JoAnn, No Hashi's for me - that would be too easy to pinpoint, just TSH readings that swing up to around the 7's and then back to around the 2's...I finally got a gp to listen to me and I swear, if I have to go another round with the new one, I will, but I want my meds dammit ;-)
  9. I don't need it to stay gluten free- i've had very few cravings, though this weekend i got a bit miffed at the bar-food, but i have an awesome housemate who tells me off on the very rare times I slip up. I'm hypothyroid and with pcos as well...and you know doctors, they can't take anyone else but their own word for a diagnosis...*grumble*
  10. hey, i've never been diagnosed with anything - but end 2005, I had my first ulcer due to chronic acid reflux. i had some IBS type symptoms, but nothing serious enough to diagnose. I was given PPI's and told to cut out coffee. I did. Six months later, I had a second bouncing baby ulcer. Again, PPI's and give up caffeine, chocolate, and all acidic fruit. End 2006, third ulcer and at this point the only thing that didn't seem to be agonising was rice, nuked chicken and dairy chocolate. Ugh. For the next two years, I lived on antacids, as in a pack a meal. but if I 'just lost weight' all my problems would be solved! I lost 45 pound and they got worse. Yes, I'm still obese, but i've only regained about 5 of those pounds. Then on chance I read an article, november 2008, and I cut out wheat and milk, and found I could almost come off some PPI's i'd ordered off the internet (doctors only being willing to advise me to lose weight - you can't do that if you can't sleep and are in agony = exercise doesn't work then!) in two weeks. Since then I've defined it down as being gluten, not wheat, and oats seem problematic. I've been as close to gluten free as i can since Dec 1, 2008. I've had six antacids, mostly when I've slipped up, or the time I tried beer (oops?) i have no more ibs like symptoms. I can sleep. I am not losing weight or gaining it with 'normal' eating, which is a change- i kept gaining! And no more acid reflux. I refuse to go on gluten for 3 months for more 'testing'. I'm going to a new doctor this month. Any clues on how to approach this? Should I even be here? Melusine