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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. Gaining Weight Help

    Man, I wish I needed to gain . It's funny I never realized how hard it is for some people to gain weight. I've always been one of the "fat" celiacs, but actually since going gluten-free, I have lost about 18 pounds in 2 months. Anyways, as weird as it sounds, have you tried letting yourself eat like 2 gluten-free candy bars a day? Or something like that? I know that always will put weight on me. Good luck. If I could I would totally give you some of my fat Hope this is (somewhat) helpful, Caryn
  2. Okay, so I was wondering if anyone knows if fruit purees (used mostly in drinks like smoothies) has gluten in it? My boyfriend, who is a professional cook, says that a lot of times there are wheat thickeners in the purees but I was curious to know what you guys think. I checked the forbidden foods list on Celiac.com and it didn't mention anything about fruit purees. Lastly, does anyone know if the Naked Smoothes are gluten free? They have fruit purees in them and they are kind of what got me thinking about it. Caryn
  3. Spent The Morning In The Er!

    I've been getting B12 shots for the last two months and they help a lot. I highly reccomend them. Hang in there. Caryn
  4. Columbia Conference

    Wow. I wish I could go to this. Luckily it sounds like the people who are getting to go will be able to give us a full review. Mel, Hang in there. I know how you are feeling. I just spent the last hour crying on the phone to my mom because I have been feeling so sh*tty. I had to go on a four day field trip with my college class and I accidently got gluten the day before and I had the worse reaction while I was on the trip. It is so <i>not</i> fun to be out in the field doing research and suddenly need to use the bathroom for like four hours. I know what you mean when you say you feeling like slitting your wrists. But believe me, that's not the solution. Just hang in there. It's so hard sometimes (actually ALOT of the time). I often feel like I just can't win but you just gotta keep putting one foot infront of the other. Good luck! Caryn
  5. College Celiac

    Hey, thanks for all the suggestions. It's so nice to know that you can survive college as a Celiac. It's been an interesting few weeks but I've been managing. One of my friends actually found a gluten-free rice noodle soup by Thai Kitchen that is really good and instant. It's nice because it even says it's gluten and Egg free on the package. College Celiacs Unite! LOL Caryn
  6. Gluten Reaction

    I'm right now trying to get over a reaction from some sausages (I didn't think about the possibliy of a wheat filler). I normally get really sick to my stumach and feel like I want to throw up. And have to poop a lot. LOL. I normally eat the Garden Fresh bag salads and have had really good experiences. I have found that most of the bag salads they sell at Safeway have been good. Caryn
  7. Obstacles Faced By Celiacs

    I totally understand about the bathroom thing. It would just drive my family and friends crazy when I would have to stop every 100 ft. when I was having a reaction (this was before I found out about being Celiac). I think one of my worst experiences was when I went with my college dorm to Vancouver, Canada. I had such a bad reaction on the second day and my friend and I we're on the bus to Redland. Not fun. Also getting a reaction in the middle of class. . . I think one of the hardest things now about being gluten-free is that not a lot of places on my college campus have food that I can eat. It's so frusterating when I have to go back to my dorm to eat after class and my friends want me to go eat with them in the campus cafe. You start to feel really isolated. Luckily, my friends are extremely understanding but I know I tend to drive them up the wall obsessing over what I can and can't eat. I am hoping the longer I am gluten-free, the less I will feel the lost of all the foods I used to be able to eat. Hope this helps, Caryn
  8. College Celiac

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm right now in the process of contacting my college (it's hard right now 'cause I'm on break) but I'm hoping they can accomodate me. But really, thanks so, so, so much for the kind words and tips. I feel really lucky to have found this message board. Caryn
  9. A few days ago, I was diagnosed with being Celiac. My big problem is I am a freshman in College. I just don't know how to do this. Eating while in College is hard enough as it is, and now that I have extreme diet limitations, I feel like I am going to starve. I don't have a kitchen and all I have to cook with is a microwave. I just feel like crying. I have always been a picky eater and I hate most green vegetables and I love my pasta, bread et cetera. Has anyone had to deal with a situation like this before?