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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Well that is purely frustrating! Has her primary given her a referral to a gastroenterologist? If not, I would specifically request one ASAP. I'm so sorry to hear this, I wish you and your daughter the best of luck.
  2. Has the doctor suggested the drink test yet? Usually that occurs before an endoscopy, though I am unsure whether or not this is suitable for infants? It's nothing more than a special liquid that allows the doctor to see while taking x-rays of the internal organs. I'd assume this would be less intrusive and safer than an endoscopy or colonoscopy. The only difference is the inability to see in color, where different shades of pink, red or white determine long term damage (in an endoscopy) which I wouldn't think would be necessary for an infant.
  3. Wheat free since 11-14-10

  4. What Are Your Symptoms?

    It's funny how my symptoms vary from those with a gluten intolerance. I have a wheat allergy, I have only been free of wheat (and gluten due to the two going hand-in-hand) for a few days now, and after eliminating it from my diet, felt drastically better almost (within two days) immediately. Last night while at work I unknowingly ingested wheat - found out after the fact. As I was eating, my lips began to burn and my tongue began to hurt (weird huh?)45 minutes later during my drive home, I started experiencing sharp shooting pains in my stomach, my muscles began to stiffen up and ache, I started to ITCH LIKE CRAZY, and worst of all, my throat and face began to swell. All of these symptoms I have encountered in moderation before being diagnosed, though nothing like this, not all of them at once and never so intense. By the time I arrived home I was in a fog like state with a major migraine, I literally ran inside and took some benadryl. My allergy-like symptoms dissipated after 20 minutes or so, but the stomach cramps remained. I never ever want to experience such a reaction again, though it's bound to happen. I made sure to stick a few benadryl tablets in my purse & I will definitely be bringing my own meals to work from now on.
  5. Anyone Had Dh On The Scalp?

    Thanks! This forum has been a very helpful resource so far, I've been doing a lot of wandering around. I have been gluten free for 4 days, not very long. Yet I'm already seeing some magic-like changes :)Gluten intolerance runs in my family, and I have grown very familiar with it over the years.
  6. Anyone Had Dh On The Scalp?

    I have had DH on my scalp for as long as I can remember, it was never even associated with a gluten intolerance until recently. Currently I only have it on my scalp, yet as a child I had it under my arms, in and around my ears, and on my belly button. It's downright horrible. Sometimes no matter what I do, how "clean" I keep my head, the flare ups are so bad that it's painful, and SO ITCHY!. I am never completely rid of it, though I am hoping now that I am on a gluten free diet I will have the DH under more control. For years I have been using Nuetrogena extra strength tar based shampoo, which works ok. The best I have found however (and finding it again has been difficult) is P&S Shampoo. For anyone who is experiencing DH on their scalp SINCE becoming gluten free, check your shampoo and make sure it contains no gluten. I recently switched to Shikai shampoos and conditioner (of course still using the Nuetrogena) and as far as I can tell they're great.
  7. I'm sure everyone here can sympathize with my own journey in finding out that I have an allergy to wheat, so I will spare you the details. Today is day 2 of being gluten free, well... sort of. I did follow the diet 9 years ago at age 17 for a few months after a false-negative test result for Celiac's Disease. Yet, at 17, immature and undedicated, I gave up on the diet without a second thought. Though not long enough to experience any longterm effects; I am happy to say that today is the first day in I don't know how long, I haven't felt severe stomach pain or nausea, or had a flemmy coughing fit after eating a meal... Heck, I might even sleep tonight!!! The difficult thing for me, however is while I am eating gluten free (went on a crazy shopping spree today, buying gluten free products from shampoo and conditioner to food) my husband experiences his very own set of digestive problems, similar in ways to my own given that he is supposed to avoid carbohydrates yet still, very different. Coping with both is going to be on the difficult side. Happy to be here & looking forward to your advice!