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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. Anyone Around Albany Ny?

    Rochester, NY not to far from Albany.. about 4 hours. My boyfriend is from Albany and we go up there alot. Dont hesitate to ask if you need anything!
  2. New To This Site

    Hi everyone, I am pretty knew to this site so just thought I would say Hi and introduce myself. My name is Jen and I am 21 yrs old. I was just recently diagnosed with celiac disease about 6 weeks ago. I am still attending college for a degree in Social Work. I will have to say that going gluten free ontop of my dairy and nut allergy has been very hard and depressing. I know there are alot of alternatives out there. I have learned ALOT in this sort amount of time. What else... well I dont know how to work this site, I am trying to figure it out lol. Well thats all for now, just wanted to say Hi and meet some people. Hopefully I can find some more support on this site.... I am starting to really need it. Thanks for reading!
  3. Only Celiac In My House

    I know exactly how you feel. I am too the only celiac in my house... in my whole family of that matter (that I know of, but I havent met much of them). It gets very hard, lonely, and very frustrating when it comes to food. No one fully understands this unless they had to go through it. I have been gluten free for about 6 weeks now and it gets harder and harder. Its all in your head though, I just do my own thing and its helping me keep things together. But it is tough. My parents and brothers will just make whatever they want, sit down at the family, and talk about the food. I on the other hand... have to make my own separate stuff which sometimes does not turn out good, or I am always eating at different times than them. I have completely lost my appetite since a little while before I was diagnosed. So it's hard for me to sit down with everyone during meals. It gets so lonely. When your used to eating and always eating with people and all of a sudden everything changes from filling your cabinets and fridge with completely different foods that no one else eats, to not eating with anyone anymore.... it gets so depressing. I have my own fridge, cabinet (for my own plates, containers, and cooking supplies), and my own pantry. I feel like I am living on my own which would probably be easier if I were then I wouldnt feel so bad about everything. I eat a lot with my boyfriend which helps because I really appreciate his support. He is doing his best to be understanding and he even made me a gluten free cabinet at his apartment. I do feel really bad though because it has been so challenging when we go out for food that there are a lot of places around here.. rochester ny that do not understand or have anything gluten free. I feel like I am holding him back especially when he just moved here to be with me. It does suck... and it makes me very depressed. Anyway... enough of my blabbing. I hope what I said helps you to know that you are not alone. The way I look at life now being completely gluten free, dairy free, and nut free... it sucks not to do the things that I used to with the people that I used to do it with... but I am not sick or in pain anymore. not being sick for weeks on end.. thats worth it to me. Keep your head up. try to find a support group around your area. thats what I did. Well best of luck to you! Take care. <3 Jen
  4. Helpful Book?

    thank you Jen
  5. newly diagnosed

  6. Not Losing Weight!

    Hi KikiUSA, I read your post and I have to say that I know exactly how you feel... I am so emotionally tired and frustrated because of this disease. I also know how you feel by putting on weight. I wish I had an answer for you on how to lose it. Over the past year, I gained about 60 pounds, I was so bloated and couldn't fit into any of my cloths. I had to go out and buy all new stuff. I became so depressed and never left my house. It seemed like no matter what I did I just gained weight. Recently within the past 3 months, I became so deadly ill from celiac disease (because I didnt know I had it) I lost 30 pounds. Since then, I make it a habit to walk 3-4 times a week for about 30-60 mins each time. I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables (more green vegetables than anything). I found this to be helpful to keep off the weight. I am noticing that I am starting to lose water weight from it. I hope this will help you and I am sorry to hear your struggling. Keep your head up, its a rough road but it will get better. Wish I could of helped more. Take care.
  7. Hi, I was wondering if anyone could please help me. I have just recently been diagnosed with celiac disease and I am having a hard time finding what I can eat besides fruits and vegetables as well as which products in the store are gluten free. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good Gluten free book I could follow when going into the store. Here's the catch: I am allergic to peanuts and Lactose Intolerant as well. Therefore, I would need a book to accommodate all my needs. This is frustrating. I did find the Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping Guide 2009 - 2010 Edition, seems like a good book but does anyone know anything about it? If you could help that would be great! THANKS!
  8. A New Reality

    Hi, I just want to reply to what you wrote because I can definetly relate. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about a month ago. At first, it didn't really hit me as to how different my life would forever be. I am realizing now- that I cannot go out with my friends and enjoy a good beer(even though I hated it before because I became wayyy to bloated after a few sips and started getting sick. However, I am starting to find alternatives to what I can consume when I go out- if anything. Thanks to a lot of great websites out there that show me what alcohol I can have and what to stay away from. Not sure if you are aware of this or like the following, but you can have (or at least I have been safe with) Red Wine and vodka- Arnolds Palmer has NOT made me sick. Hope you can enjoy it:) It has been around a month since my diagnoses and months of being trapt in my home because I was so sick, it is all starting to hit me. I do feel alone and I feel like life sucks in many ways. But I know that it will get easier to cope with and manage. I wish you the very best, and I hope you never experience the horrible sickness ever again. Good luck with everything. Jen