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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. Dallas

    Hi! I am traveling to Dallas this fall for the gluten free expo. I was wondering if anyone has any great restaurant suggestions? I have searched gluten free registry but sometimes there are great local places not listed on the site! I appreciate any suggestions! Also has anyone been to Wholesome Foods Bakery in Dallas?
  2. I actually had the same problem this week! Gluten free pasta with Ragu. I did not use a colander and the pot does not usually cause issues. I am wondering if the Ragu was cross-contaminated.
  3. I have been doing really well following a gluten free diet. However, recently I have been having issues with what seems to be cross contamination. I am the only gluten free member in my house. What are some suggestions on sharing the kitchen? Also, what are some utensils and equipment you would never share? The only things we share go through the dishwasher but I still wonder if they are safe.
  4. I have been taking Synthroid and I called the company and they said they can not confirm the gluten free status. What is your opinion? Does anyone know of a good gluten free alternative?
  5. Sausage Ball Recipe

    I tried making the normal sausage ball recipe also and got the same results. The next time I made them I had some milk to moisten them and they tasted great!! Just like the gluten version!
  6. Atlanta Restaurants

    I am traveling to Atlanta this weekend. Does anyone have suggestions for gluten free restaurants??
  7. Mexican Restaurants

    Thanks for all the advice! Hopefully, my next Mexican meal will be successful. The language barrier is difficult but hopefully the manager can help more than the waiter. Thanks for the tips on rice and queso, those are two things I would not have thought to ask about. It is just a reminder that gluten can hide in ANYTHING!
  8. Mexican Restaurants

    I know Mexican restaurants are not the safest place to eat. However, my family loves Mexican and I was hoping someone has suggestions on what to order? I could not eat with them and eat "safe" food later but I am hoping someone has suggestions on safe menu items??
  9. Sorry I forgot to include the reference numbers! IgA: 5 U/ml negative: <11 IgG: 5U/ml negative: <11 IgA serum: 112mg/dL 81-463 Tissue Transglutaminase: <3 U/mL negative: <5
  10. I picked up a copy of my lab results today. I was hoping someone can help me interpret the results. IgA: 5 U/ml IgG: 5 U/ml IgA serum: 112 mg/dL Endomysial Ab Screen: negative Tissue Transglutaminase: <3 U/ml Also my monocytes, MCH,BUN, and potassium were high. Any help I greatly appreciate!!
  11. Thanks so much for the help!! I have another question, they told me from my lab results I was a little dehydrated. However, all I ever drink is water. Has any one else been told this?
  12. I also forgot to mention I have been taking medicine for an under active thyroid since I was 13.
  13. I have been reading on this site for a while and everyone seems very helpful. I am 19 years old and I have been having symptoms that sound like celiac to me. About three years ago I started to notice certain foods gave me extremely bad stomach cramps and I would rush to the bathroom with diarrhea. One of these foods was Cheerios. About six months later I had my gallbladder removed because it was not functioning properly. They told me it was very rare for someone my age to have gallbladder issues and they never fully explained why mine stopped functioning. I thought this would cure all my symptoms but it did not. Shortly after the surgery I developed an eating disorder (anorexia). It only lasted about six months though and today I am completely recovered from it. During this time though, I was still having stomach issues. I had constipation and sometimes diarrhea. I also began to feel very sick after lunch every day and would end up in the bathroom at school with stomach cramps, diarrhea, and nausea. I took my lunch every day to school and usually it was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I stopped eating those for a while and felt some better. I still could not eat cheerios and every time I ate Japanese I would get the same symptoms also. These continued and last November, I got severe pain in my knee. It would swell and hurt if I tried to do any physical activity. I saw a physical therapist and could not determine what was actually wrong with it from the way I described the pain. I eventually decided to deal with the pain and it has gotten better but occasionally it will flare up and now sometimes I feel pain in the other knee. About three months ago, I was tired of the constipation with alternating diarrhea and fatigue. I saw a GI dr in April. I have become very frustrated with this. Around this time, my stomach began bloating after meals and I look like I am 5 or 6 months pregnant. I also began to get bad migranes. She decided to do a biopsy. I asked her to check for celiac. It came back negative for celiac and H pylori but she said my stomach looked very irritated and inflamed. She prescribed heartburn medication. It did not help. She then tried antibiotics which did not work. I had my second appt with her last week and she said it could be gastroparesis. However, I do not have these symptoms and do not get full early. She did some blood work and everything including celiac came back negative. After my appt I decided to try a gluten-free diet. My stomach has looked better than it has in months!! Three days after I started the new diet, I had to eat pasta at a friend's house and my stomach was huge again. Does this sound like celiac? I am very frustrated with the dr and she tells me she has done everything she can. Sorry for the long post!!!