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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. Doctor In Oklahoma City?

    I'm from norman also. And like many of you dealing with this on my own so far. I have yet to find a dr other than my dentist willing to listen to my concerns. I am preparing to go Gluten-Free but was hoping for some validation before doing so. Although, I am hoping that my GYN will listen even though this is not their specialty but this disease does affect fertility, hormones, cysts etc...so I am hoping he will listen and order the tests. It is good to see others here in the same area that I am in!
  2. If you can find a gluten free enchilada sauce you can make enchilada's with the corn tortillas too. I also heat my corn tortillas up in a little oil in a skillet and then make soft tacos out of them and they are very yummy.
  3. WOW what great lists to have! These are actual normal foods laughs. I already eat a lot of them so now i don't feel so bad either....It can be a daunting process starting out....my hubby is just upset because now we wont be having Kraft mac and cheese all the time. He's such a big kid but I love him Are Gluten-Free pastas available at walmart too or do I have to go to a health food store for them?
  4. Funny note: my mother used to tell me that she craved veggies and fruit with me but bread made her sick when prego with me. Laughs....she used to find me in the garden munching too Laughs. I just know that he will get it but his family might not so I will just have to depend on him to speak up for me....his mom listens to him strangely we live on a farm and I enjoy everything but being around the hay lol
  5. Well they are good people and they mean well...they think I am too thin and constantly try to feed me. Laughs. Not realizing it hurts me. They mean well they just don't understand and I am just now learning so I can't expect them to yet either
  6. You are correct not a single person has ever been tested in my family.....not to mention I forgot most including my mother had thyroid problems and her gall bladder removed, and come to think of it her teeth were declining too, and Four of us have asthma. not to mention I am allergic to hay, wheat dust, pecans etc...the only thing they have ever told me was you have allergies take these shots one in each arm for four years and you will be fine. I have seen 8 immediate family members die in 4 years mostly my maternal side of my family and my mother 52, aunt early 40's, grandma in early 70's, grandpa in late 70's. All I know is my gut burns constanly and the cramping is almost unbearable at times...I do not want to die early too. I happened on this by total fate...i was watching a show about celiac disease and I sat there in tears thinking oh my god those are my symptoms, those were my families symptoms.....that is how I ended up here. Strangly when I was hospitalized for 5 days they had me on almost no food I got better. Rice, beans, banans, jello etc. They released me and told me I was fine. I will be requesting a celiac panel soon....Any ideas on the costs of that? Thank you so very much! I cannot even begin to tell you how much. Now how in the world do I explain this to my husband if this is the case...he knows my symptoms but just figured that is they way I am because for almost 8 years that we have been together this is how I have been running to the rest room after I eat and having D violently and then days no BM at all. How do you explain this? He is a southern farm boy...fried, meat, potatoes and bread!
  7. I almost have to have a diagnosis...not for me but for my husband. I have had so many problems myself that I think at this point he thinks I am a hypocondriac laughs. How many times can a person go to the Er because of abdominal pain and be sent away without any reason as to what started it. Only to come home and have to tell my husband that they couldnt or wouldn't figure it out. No insurance means no help sadly enough. His family fries everything and are very bread loving people so i really have to have something to back me up or I get a guilt trip for refusing food.
  8. Neroli, Jeez where to begin....Family history I suppose...My Mother's side of history is all I know...the women in my family have depression. There are also several ADHD people, Anxiety, diabetes, both rheumatoid and osteo arthritis, Lupus, My Maternal Aunt has ulcerative colitis (still alive) my maternal grandmother died of colon cancer, as well as 9 others, My Grandfather on mothers side had severe reflux, My second maternal aunt (deceased) died from Malignant brain cancer she had lupus, breast cancer, brain cancer and other auto immune disorders, My maternal cousin had one child and now is infertile (does not ovulate properly) severe depression and other problems, My mother (deceased) osteo and rheumatoid arthritis as well as others in the family, lactose intolerant, her tests frequently showed malnutrition even though she was a good weight, She died from unexplained circumstances. My grandmothers stool smelled horrible I hated going into her bathroom. Now me...I haven't been tested yet but I have in the past been diagnosed with diverticulosis, I have had several abdominal cat scans, been hospitalized for abdominal pain for 5 days, have D constantly and if not that then constipated for days, my stool smells like my grandmas did, it looks like fat floating, I have numerous allergies to everything including MSG. they did not fully test my food allergies, I have gas alot, joint pain that is getting worse, abdominal pain alot, ADHD, anxiety, I have trouble gaining weight but can lose it over night, anemic alot, and so far cannot conceive. My face breaks out horrible, i have very itchy skin, my teeth are all of the sudden getting cavities when they didn't before. I'm sick a lot and tired all the time.....I'm 29 years old and it just gets worse as I go along.
  9. Doctor In Oklahoma City?

    Hi Gary! I'm from Norman so it is nice to see others from Oklahoma. I am new to this as well I wish I could be of more help with doctors and such but I did want to say hi.
  10. Ok I will have to travel to Oklahoma City for that but thankfully that is not too far. I just cant beleive the price of some of this stuff....if it says gluten free on the label they charge quadruple for it....Such a rip. I am soo new to this....I have many of the symptoms and most of my mother's family did too...unfortunately they all died very young including my mother so I am desperate to not follow suit. I will be being tested soon but I am getting geared up to begin Gluten-Free....thank you for your help
  11. Where do you find the flours and the Gluten-Free products in bulk that is not a fortune to buy? i live in Norman Oklahoma and my money and choices are limited. Thank you
  12. Joint pain is a symptom correct? by saying that is it merely pain or swelling as well? Also does deginerative arthritis have anything to do with celiac....? My mother had deginerative arthritis as well as other symptoms related..... I am not even thirty and having problems with my joints and other symptoms as well....Is this celiac related? Thank you Deedra
  13. Ugh! I Feel Like Crap!

    does anyone know what they costs typically are for the blood work to be done? I posted my post under hello from Oklahoma if anyone wants to look at my symptoms and help me out....if the tests are not that expensive I'm willing to do this. thank you
  14. I was looking at the cost of gluten free food and man it is expensive stuff! I looked at my local grocery store and they sure did not seem to have much available. I know there are more options on things I can try and have than what they showed surely. How long do you think it takes being on the diet to see results one way or the other? If it helps me I will definately stick with it...
  15. Thank you sooo much! What are the general costs for the blood work to be done? Does anyone know? At this point I am just glad to "maybe" have an answer. My significant other has no health problems and he loves anything fried....I'm so afraid I am going to be fixing two seperate meals every night which is more cost and more time spent. Can you make traditional southern foods celiac friendly? Are gluten free foods more expensive than regular? At this point I have so many questions and few answers. Last night we had chicken fried steak, baked potato, macaroni and cheese, green beans and hot rolls and I paid for it....almost immediately after I was in the bathroom and uncomfortable the rest of the night....today I am still paying for it...