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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. Hi Nikki, I took the mini pill for years before finding out my health problems were caused by Celiac and going gluten free. Despite that, I never got pregnant while on the pill and it was the method of bc on which I relied. I of course had no idea at the time that there could be a problem with malabsorption but for me, apparently, I absorbed it okay. One thing my doctors stressed about the mini pill is that due to the low dosage it is vital to take it at the exact same time every day. Even a few hours delay, she said, can leave one with the possibility of not being protected. So I was extremeley careful about that and if your doctors didn't mention that - maybe you should be careful about taking it at the same time every day too. Figure out what time you can be consistent with. For me, I kept the pills with my toothbrush so I'd see them each morning when I brushed my teeth. I think more people use bedtime as their cue to take their pill, but my bedtimes vary so much I didn't think that would work. As with any medication that you take - it is important that you find out for certain that there is no gluten contained in the pills. It can be difficult to determine with generic so I always get name brand medicines. You can call the company to find out whether there is gluten in the coating or the filler of the pill. If there is, just get a different type. Don't accept any medication with gluten in it. It is odd that your doctor is worried about the coating. Perhaps she doesn't understand that you can find out whether a pill contains gluten. Perhaps she also doesn't understand that now that you've been gluten free for so long, you don't have absorption problems. Stress to her that you are careful not to be glutened and you might also find some articles to show her which would support the fact that absorption gets better as you heal. You might also find out the brand of pill and do some homework finding out whether it is gluten free or not so that you can present her with the correct information. Hope this helps :-)
  2. Is There Something About The Pacific Northwest?

    I also would suspect that diagnosis is much higher in some areas than in others due to practitioners knowledge (or lack thereof) about Celiac disease.
  3. Hello. I've just found out I have Celiacs. Been gluten free for 2 months and already many sympoms have either improved or disappeared. I would love to find friends (male or female) who'd be interested in sometimes cooking and maybe eating together. I am a single woman, 43 years old, and going to all the trouble of gluten free shopping and cooking just for myself is really boring <_ though I have always followed a healthy lifestyle and eating habits (other than all the gluten I ate). I am absolutely committed to improving my health - in fact I am very excited to now know what I need to do to make myself feel so much better. I just think it could be a lot more fun and I'd feel more motivated with company. (I have one child whom I suspect might also have gluten issues but not diagnosed yet.) Hope to hear from someone in my area! Also, I visit my parents (my mom has Celiacs too) who live in Galt, CA which is close to Stockton. So I'd be interested in meeting people from around there too. Hope to hear from someone! -Thanks for reading
  4. Getting Over The Past

    [quote name='Jkrupp' date='Apr 18 2009, 04:37 PM']I just wanted you to know....I am trying to deal with this in the best way I can educating myself. I will continue to educate myself in the same manner I did when my son was diagnosed w/ Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. I found a link to nueral tube defects and untreated celiac. There are many links to other disorders as well. I signed up with the birth defects registry in Fla. for research on the link between Celiac and birth defects. I am pretty sure I am not the only mom w/ a child w/ this disability registered. I just wonder about the others parents having Celiac or not. I hope this will lead me to stronger evidence to the link between the 2. I am very hopeful. I have calls out to Drs. that head research on the Optic Nerve and other research foundations I feel this needs to be done. I also feel that Early detection is the Best detection the sooner we know the better. This is what I've always been told from the time Robert was diagnosed blind to present. How can we push for routine testing in Children? Is anyone willing to help w/ this?[/quote] Wow. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac's. Until reading your post I hadn't thought of a connection, but my son was born with a cataract in one of his pupils. I am interested in finding more information on this now.