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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Does anyone know if Tide detergent is safe. And fabric softners snuggle, downey. I have been writing the companies but they take some time for an answer. Thanks! Debbie
  3. Hello, O.K. I'll try to keep this short. 3-19-04 I had a spell to where I could not talk,stand, focus. Body movement same as a seizure. ER stated psuedo seizure(fake). I was treated awful by the er doctors. They told me I could control this. I was given a relaxer and sent on my way. After being through the spell, and medicated, they offered no wheelchair or their arm to hold onto. I met my hubby in the lobby from there. I am still on doctors orders not to drive, or go back to work by my primary doc. I'm to unpredictable I am still having many spells. hospitalized twice, er twice. test came back neg for epi, m/s, lupus etc.One doc told me it was due to mental stress,anxiety. Like we all do I do have my share of stress. I have read on this site on side effects. Seizures & anemia can be an issue. Has anyone else been through something like this. PLEASE let me know!! Debbie
  4. Hi Julie, My seizures are classified as psuedo seizures. In the er they told me that they are fake! BOY, was I confussed. I am glad not to have epi spells, but the spells are hard to deal with. The next day after a spell I am wiped out. I had a strange one while at my neuro appt. He wants me to be monitored overnight with the probes in my head. All my other test since march 2004 all came back negitive.I have read that celiac disease can cause many other things. I have had anemia, infertility battles and seizures. I have been off work since 3/04. I can't be trusted to drive, go for walks alone, doing exercise can make me feel as if my legs can't move and running out of steam.I have slipped up I'm sure more than I may know about gluten-free. But I try to live gluten-free. I hope your spells get under control. This is hard to deal with. Debbie
  5. Julie, Please tell me more about your seizures. I have them too. I have no energy either. I gained 45 lbs since 8/04 gluten-free. Thank You!! Debbie
  6. Bakersfield Support Group

    stargirl, I'm just wanting to find out if the group is still going on at Lassens. Debbie
  7. Bakersfield Support Group

    Hello Bakersfield group, There is a conference coming up in Los Angeles. Annual Educational Conference & Food Faire( for the whole family!) Sat, May 21,05 8:30am-4:00pm @Good Samaritan Hospital(Moseley-Salvatori Conf Cntr 637 South Lucas Ave Los Angeles, Ca 90017
  8. I also was anemic. They started me on infed as well. It felt as if I was in a High altitude after about 10 min of my first injection. My chest felt tight and hard to breath. This is why they said the first iv would take longer (2-3 hrs) than the rest of the treatments so they can monitor you for these kind of side effects. The iv went in my arm. They placed a temporary line in the part of my arm that is out of the way of bending so I would not have to be stuck everyday. That was nice!! Tommorrow I will have another cbc. I have started B-12 sublingual. My husband takes them and wants me to as well. Hopes this helps. Debbie
  9. Anemia

    I also had anemia. My doctor put me on iv iron therapy. This was back in Sept. It brought my levels back to normal. The iron tabs did really nothing for me. I am having a cbc tomorrow. I am feeling a bit run down, but today I had a non epi seizure. They wipe me out. My spells show to be on of of the side effect to celiac, but the doctors say they don't think so,( Gi doc & neuro docs). If you have a doctor that believes you, GOD BLESS HIM!!! Debbie ------------------------------ july-o4, positve biopsy for celiac disease. dec/04 h.pylori. gluten-free since aug/04 (glutened accidental several times)
  10. Bakersfield Support Group

    Hi stargirl, Are the support groups still meeting at Lassens? I hope so!! It's been a stressful time for me. My mom past away march 6th. I feel I am not being as careful with my diet. A support group would be nice. Debbie
  11. Tremors

    My spells can happen while walking, standing, sitting, lying. Sitting here at the computer can be difficult. Alot of times I feel my upper body getting tired and weak. I feel like a ballon being deflated. At this time I lye down because I'm not sure if it's going to be a active spell. How's your consentration(?) staying on task. Simple things I used to do can be overwhelming. If I have to get ready to go somewhere, but first staighten up the house, or pay a few bills, I find myself not being able to be on time because I stop to lye down. I was able to multi task before. I must be getting gluten from something. I know I have to get my head on straight, and tune back in with my body. Just wondering, how do you put pictures with your postings?? Debbie
  12. Tremors

    Thanks for your support! I am going to make another appointment with my neuro & gasterologist. I'm starting to have pain in my hands/ feet/ankles/knees. Slight swelling. My rash is spreading farther down my left arm and starting on my thigh. I know with all the stress during the past month, I can't tell if it could be caused by a accidental consumtion of gluten or the stress. All I really want to do is sleep. (Gluten or just wanting mom??) Debbie
  13. Tremors

    I have tremors of a different sort. I started having seizures. Well they seemed to have all the actions, tremors, faintness, weakness, confustion, headache post tremor. I have had mri,ct scans,eeg's ekg's, hospitalized. All negative for epilepsy. I was so glad. But still was having spells. I have been off work now since 3-20-04. Doctors don't want me to drive because spells are unpredictable. After having a spell either active or pass out feeling, I usually keep one eye closed. I"m not sure if it's the same eye each time I do have restless leg syndrome and take mirapex( parkinsons meds). When I sit next to someone, I notice I rock my head or body slightly. I guess I am more aware of it. I have read the triggers of celiac on this site. extreme emotional stress can trigger the diesease. I have had a very emotional 4 yrs. 1999,2000,2001,2002, I lost my best friend, a close aunt, father in law, and 2002 had a miscarriage 6 wks later lost dad. (cancer). My mom found out she had cancer again after 20yrs just 5 wks ago. She pasted away last week. My mother in law found out she has level 4 cancer and started her chemo and radiation monday. I'm not after pitty. I guess this is more like therapy for me. I didn't mean to carry on and on. Please say a prayer for us. God bless Deb
  14. Bakersfield Support Group

    Hello group, I'm glad we are getting support. I really hope that I can attend Sat. My mom is at UCLA as of this past Saturday. They removed her kidney(cancer). So if i'm not there, keep me up to date! I notified the board re: my user name. They said theres not much they can do about it???? I checked my firewall and cookies, and to my knowledge it's the same. I did change from R-Runner to SBC dsl. So for now I'll be debm5 I guess. Glad to be back!! deb
  15. Bakersfield Support Group

    Hello, It's been a long time since I've posted. Previously momof3. I had to change my user name. Im glad to to back!!!! Stargirl, have you been to Lassens located on California ave, Mervyns shopping center? They are having a seminar re: celiac, Feb 26, 11:00am. They have a sign up sheet at the front door. They will call you you to confirm. I tried to e-mail you at the sight to posted. It would not go through for me. debm5 (momof3)