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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. It could be another allergy, as mentioned. Come to think of it, I *did* have a soy chai drink, and dairy might be it as well, but I have some feeling that the chocolate pushed the main button. All that being said, it's irrefutable that as gluten left my diet, so did the cankers. The gastro doctor I've seen recently said cankers are not A-typical for celiac. Of course I have not had whatever test there is to prove it. Someone told me the only positive test is a biopsy of tissue, and I'm *not* doing that. So, for now, I guess I'll continue gluten free-ness, and avoid chocolate, soy and dairy. Hopefully this is just some last little flare up and I can proceed in peace. One more thing I just thought about, is that I lost my spare tire after eliminating gluten....which is a good thing. From what I've read, most gain weight.....I see it as a balancing of my metabolism, and that the wheat/gluten was contributing to excess fat.
  2. For 15 years I have had mouth and tongue sores. Sometimes called canker sores or aphthous ulcers. Not a week would go by when I did not have a couple burning away, and at least once per month a terribly painful tongue sore that prevented me from talking or eating. I had never been diagnosed with celiac, but 3+ months ago I decided to 100% stop gluten. Amazingly, NO sores since the middle of September of this year!....until now, that is. A huge tongue sore and 3 cankers on the inside of my mouth ( I cannot figure out what happened. I have been so diligent on reading labels and avoiding ALL gluten, but the only things I can think of which were out of my usual diet, which I ate before this happened were; an organic 70% chocolate bar (no gluten on ingredients), a small amount of nutritional yeast from the natural food store...not "brewer's yeast"...sprinkled on some popcorn, and a glass of 100% organic pineapple juice (not from concentrate). However, I had consumed pineapple juice of a different brand previously, without problem. I cannot come up with anything else that might have triggered the comeback. The obvious, is that stopping gluten halted my chronic condition, but I am stumped as to what brought them back. If anyone has an idea, I'd be very appreciative. thanks