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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. :D I was hoping you was going to say Nadal :D He is also my favourite player , what a year he is having this year Amazing :D
  2. Cool :) Who are your favourite players ? :( I hope you can play tennis again soon :)

  3. Stomach Problems :(

    Be aware that with Celiac Disease your Potassium can drop down low due to Malabsorption, which DOES casue mauscle spasms. I didn't relialize why my feet were cramping when I walked at the mall. it was soooo painful I had to sit on the floor. I was taking tumbling/gymnastics classes and I had a trainer. I went the the ER a few times (before I knew about Celiac) and every time my potassium was very very low. They would hook me up to an IV to give me fluids and potassium or give me this huge potassium pill. I was really sick. A potassium supplement (Gluten free) couldn't hurt right?
  4. Stomach Problems :(

    Good luck with the elimination diet...i think it will really help and seeing an allergist/immunologist will help as well :-) I got results from my food allergy blood work. I am allergic to nightshade veggies...which includes potatoes! NASTY potatoes. Um try eliminating all related nightshades. It doesn 't make sense to only eliminate potatoes when there is a possiblitiy of cross reaction to other veggies in that nightshade family, which are tomatos, chillies (ALL of them), eggplant, and tobacco plant. Do a google search on nightshade vegetables. Also try cutting out other grains and also cut out preservatives. I am deathly allergic to Xanthan GUM and Carageenan, food additives. I go into anaphylactic shock :-( BUT what cause the pain in the right side of my stomach and my lower abs was the RICE and the stupid sunflower seeds and pumkin seeds (Gluten free on the label). Honestly the only things that I can eat and feel good with are pure whole organic foods. I have been working with my allergist for four months now and I know. You just need a food diary to make notes about what symptoms u have and document them with the foods that you are eating. When I re-introduced potatos, my left ear began to drain and it really hurt! ...Among other thing. And cut back on dairy and those nasty soy, almond and rice milk products. Too many additives including Xanthan Gum...etc. Strawberries cause a pseudo-inflammatory response also. Consider cutting back on Lectins...
  5. Thanksall, for your advice. OMG I took out ALL halides to include iodine, and chlorine & fluoride(use reverse osmosis water) and I cannot have salycilates either! So strange. Xanthan gum puts me in anaphylactic shock and i end up injecting the epi-pen but since I cut out all xanthan gum I have had NO problems with anaphylaxis :-) Halides will trigger DH. I got desparate today and started the Dapsone again :-/ Can't handle this rash. I have done everything recommended for the rash...my dr.initially gave me 3 weeks of amocicillin and it did NOT touch the rash! ONLY Dapsone was clearing it up...after 2 weeks of Dapsone it was almost healed...but WOW expect the worse when you decide to quit Dapsone Oh Em Gee!!! Sooo miserable...10 gaping craters will turn into 50!And they WILL NOT go away. The UV light and red light therapy to help however. Red light therapy is expensive but it helps the healing process.Thank you all soooo much, again. Great to have the support (& offer it to ;-)
  6. I get gluten symptoms when I eat any amount of rice. I get bad lower abdominal pain, mmega-gas, headaches, fatigue, bowel problems but in addition the lymph nodes under my chin swell up and look like a golf ball and i get a dermatitis rash over each side of the jaw over the lymph nodes. My daughter and friend took photos of my jaw dermatitis, so to get a better view I tilted my head back in the photo...As I looked at the pics I noticed my chin and I didn't know what it qwas at first! OMG I was considering plastic surgery until i realized the correlation and what it actually was! It goes away after about a day...and last time it happened when my friend made gluten-free pancakes (with water, organic) with rice flour :-( Miserable! Two pancakes put me in bed for a week at least. And also when I first got put on the elimination diet by my allergist, he told me to begin with rice and chicken LOL! Ummm I found out pretty fast that my body cannot tolerate rice. Rice threw me into serious hypoglycemia! My blood sugar dropped to 50 on a regular basis until I cut out ALL rice & other grains. I don't understand it, but I know rice is NOT my friend :-/
  7. Stomach Problems :(

    Yes I have been in bed all day with that exact same problem. I have been seeing an allergist & found out I have food allergies & intolerance. I tried to reintroduce other grain (i.e rice), and that pain you are describing has persisted since then (a week ago). I also have diarrhea with undigested food and my DH sores flared up with fluid in them, and my lymph nodes under my chin swelled up like a golf ball. I cannot have ANY grains...in fact i am starting all over again with the elimination diet. I'm starting with Peas this time and I'm blending them since my stomach isn't digesting food :-( I went to Mayo clinic for the pain on the right side of my stomach and the doctors said it was sludge in my gallbladder, but i think it's a reaction in the duodenum to grains or whatever I may not be tolerating. Try an elimination diet. Try one food for 3 days and then introduce a new food for 3 days and so on, and maybe consider seeing an allergist? I know that pain is miserable!
  8. I like to play tennis & watch tennis, but i've been to sick to do either. On a good day I can get out of bed but no way could i play tennis just yet :-/

  9. Hey :) I saw on your interests you like Tennis :D Do you play or watch much Tennis ?

  10. What Does Dh Look And Feel Like?

    :)My rash has lasted for over 2 months. It burned soooo bad and itched, oozed, bled...it's nasty. I have it on my scalp, face, neck, upper back, lower back, arms. I tried Dapsone, but I felt fatigued so I stopped. The DH flared up when I stopped the Dapsone; the amount of sores quadrupled! I tried corticosteroid creams which helped the itch and burn, tons of anithistamines which don't really do much and protopic ointment. I got so tired of feeling like a walking disease that I decided to ZAP the DH with both red light therapy and UV therapy...I noticed that when I stopped tanning, the rash got worse as well...I began tanning again in a regular bed, daily for about 5-7 minutes and add the red light bed (back to back) for 10 minutes. My DH is so much better already. It's been 4 days and the rash is totally drying out and healing. For over 2 months this nasty rash burned sooo bad and itched, oozed all over my sheets and shirts, etc...and 4 days of light therapy is clearing the disgusting thing! I was going to post pics but I haven't figured that out yet. Anyway, if any of you haven't tried phototherapy, I highly recommend it
  11. It's nice to know that other people can't eat any grains at all. I can only eat a few whole foods and I'm worried that in the future I won't be able to eat them, either. I have the terrible blister rash (over 2 months now). I tried Dapsone, but felt very fatigued so I stopped it and the rash multiplied unbelievably. And if I avoid all grains and the nightshades which I am allergic to (blood test), I still feel bad...just not as bad. I was hoping that seeing an allergist would help, but he didn't know what else to do after a couple of months and referred me to a dermatologist. So, now I am just miserable, eating a few fruits and vegetables and chicken with this ridiculous oozing rash all over :-( Sooooo burned out and sick of being sick.