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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. hey everyone.... I was diagnosed Celiac just under a year ago after becoming deathly ill... When I first went Gluten-free I added more dairy to my diet to try and gain weight, but I seemed to get even more sick... After a few months, I read about casein and tried to go casein free... So much has improved, but I just seem to always slip and make stupid mistakes that take me out of life for at least a few days.. On top of all the stress I have been going through with my body and this diet, I found out my girlfriend was cheating on me, and I cought her putting glutened seasonings in my food when she would cook so that I would get sick and not go find out what she was up to... On top of that, all this time I have been eating things that say dairy free, and lactose free, but they still have casein! Two nights ago I had some friends over and, for the first time in about a year, had some vodka... I know that alot of vodkas are gluten free, but I found that sky is not gluten free and now i'm realllly sick... I am soo frusterated with our condition and I am having such a hard time with it.. Along with all the other stress that I'v been under... I'm 25 and just feel like i'm never going to get a grip on this and live my life without sickness... I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired... I have a quiestion.. I read that casein intolerance causes the same immune reaction as celiac, often triggering the nervous system.. The article I read stated that it causes the same igg iga reaction... Does anyone know if this is true, and if so, how do they determine celiac from casein intolerance? Sorry, but i just have to vent today.. I try and talk to people, but no one understands what I have been going through...
  3. Also, in the next few months, it's important to keep an eye out for other allergy/intolerances... When I went gluten free, I would try to eat other non-specialty items which led me to find out other intolerances.. One morning I woke up and ate about 6 eggs, to this day, i think that was the most pain i'd ever been in. lol.. and try to learn about how you react to different things.. I react differently to gluten than i do to eggs, dairy and/or casein. and I'm pretty sure there is something else bothering me, but i can't put my finger on it.. so i'm going to start a food diary to see if it helps... hope my experiences help you out... It's a very difficult thing to go through...
  4. Sarahann, I was in the same position that you are in only a few months ago.. I am 24, and only a few months ago I could do nothing but lie in bed and wonder in fear what was wrong with me, and what was going to happen. I was a perfectally normal college student, and all of a sudden I got terribly sick for no reason to where i could hardly even get up and walk around. I was seeing doctor after doctor until I seen a GI that did a complete blood panel that showed that i am intolerant to gluten. Since that day, My life has changed dramatically. I was Dx'd sometime around last october, but I don't think I've gone a complete week being 100% gluten free because of cross contamination and the other people that i live with that can't seem to keep the place free of crumbs and things, but even still, i feel so much better. I was incapacitated for about 2 years, and yesterday I actually played a game of softball with my family! physical activity is something I have been unable to do for a long time (although my muscles are paying for it today! lol). when I was first diagnosed, I had some mental health issues and had to spend some time to get treated for that and other health problems (malnutrition, neuropathy, osteopenia. etc...) I never thought that I had a chance at a normal life. I still have my days where I feel bad, but a bad day now is nowhere close to a bad day then. I know I had alot of depression and anxiety, and still do at times, but from what I've read on here, that's very normal for us celiacs. I know how hard it seems for you right now, and it will take time to heal and feel even a little better, but rest assured... If you stay off gluten, you'll be feeling better than you ever have, and you'll be doing things that you thought you'd never be able to do again.
  5. I've been having some problems with augmentin, althoough i've never been allergic to it before.. I have a cold and a sinus infection, and have been shakey, nausious, stomache crampy, along with alot of other muscles, and difficulty breathing... similar symptoms of mine after eating gluten... does any one know if it is gluten free? i noticed it's not on the list of gluten free medications, but i don't know that list is a complete and final list... thanks for the help... ~erich
  6. lily.... Before I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I was in really bad shape... But mine seemed to be more neuro than anything.. Muscle pain, dizzyness, extreme cloudiness, ataxia, but I have had stomache problems since I was a child. I was seeing doctors for the completely wrong areas.. I would have chest pain and whenever i ate something, my heart would race... Just alot of wierd things... everyone told me I was crazy... I was diagnosed with osteopenia, and the docs were clueless as to why... I had another episode and landed in the ER where they told me that sodium and calcium are low... just go home and put more of those in my diet... I am a 24 year old college student, and pretty much lived on fast food... so i knew the problem was not lack of them in my diet.. (which i tried to tell them with no avail) I made myself an appointment with a GI, and they did a complete blood work up.. when the doc got the results, he called me to his office and told me that I had celiac disease... I was immediately like O MY GOD!! HOW LONG DO I HAVE!! lol.. having never hearing of it and being soo sick... I was terrified when I first found out I had osteopenia and they told me it could be leukemia... and that was just a few short months ago.. But I have done my best to be gluten free, and I have been with any exceptions of accidental ingestion... it's just so frusterating.. alot of things are sooo much better, but some things are beter for a few days and back again... So you're not alone in the osteopenia.. I read somewhere that 50 to 75% of people dx'd with celiac disease will have osteopenia or osteoperosis.. Has anyone taken the actonel and had any reactions? ~erich