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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. Is there anyone around the bay area in California? Or does any one know of any support groups around the bay area, California? I have tried contacting a few support groups, and I have not gotten a response back. It has been like 3 weeks since I contacted them, and I would really like to have a celiac friend also! Thanks!
  2. Who else is sick of having to deal w celiacs? I hate having to be so careful w my food, having to make my own food to bring to parties. I hate it!! No one else in my family has this, they don't understand how bad it sucks to be so different. They keep telling me that I'm over reacting, it's not that bad to have this allergy, but they don't have it, it is not going to personally affect them! If they are hungry, they can grab anything. I am so frustrated. I have 3 gatherings to go to next week, all surrounding food. I don't know how I am going to handle it. I was just curious how everyone else deals with it.
  3. I'm The New Guy.

    Welcome Carl! I am new also to this forum. I too found out that I have celiacs while playing basketball for college. Have you tried running now off gluten? for me, with in a week or so, I started to feel more like my old self. It only continues to get better! But, being a serious athlete, you have to be really careful with contamination. REALLY CHECK YOUR POWERBARS and sport drinks!!!!! If you cooked a lot of noodles for a massive carb overload, get new pots and pans, because the gluten can be cooked into the pan. This includes cooking spoons, etc.
  4. I have been lactose intolerant all my life, and today, even with the medicine, I do not eat much dairy because I grew up not eating it. I think I'm gonna try the elimination diet, but, do you have to be as strict as with gluten, with cross contamination?
  5. Omgosh! That is what I am trying to figure out also. I am starting to get my stomach pain like before becoming gluten free, I don't know how to proceed. For me, it seems to be processed foods and greasy meat that is a trigger, but, it is not consistent. I have made an apt. with my regular doctor, and see where to go from here. I would love to hear ideas also!!
  6. Worth Getting Diagnosed?

    Thanks! I am going to just continue to say Celiac.
  7. Stress Dreams About Eating Gluten Foods

    hahaha the gluten dreams, where you just eat and eat and eat and eat! I get those every few months or so, where I eat everything I miss. Though, the weirdest one I had, was when I am swimming inside a clam chowder in a bread bowl. You get use to them, and when you wake up, you binge on gluten free substitutes!
  8. Once I started to have symptoms of gluten, I got what I thought at the time, was "sport-induced asthma", I played college basketball and was a starter, able to run for hours, but suddenly, i could not run more than a few sprints before everyone in the gym could see me struggling for air and hear my gasp for breath. It was so severe, the trainer use to make me sit out because everyone feared I would pass out trying to run. I went to the doctor and each time, I got more and more puffers, it came that I use to take 4 different medications, and there was still no difference. After, going gluten free for a few months, I was able to run, not quite like normal, I still feel the way I use to before, but I am able to run a lot longer. I now, have been gluten free for a year and a half, and after 8 months or so, I was able to ditch my puffers, I do not use them at all. Give it some time, your body has to heal. I also, use to have severe allergies, I had contact dermatitis, and, with ditching the gluten, my allergic reactions have decreased. I think, for many, there is a connection, and in time, your allergies can decrease.
  9. Worth Getting Diagnosed?

    Thanks everyone for the help and encouragement!! I keep getting heat that I am just putting myself and my loved ones, through the challenge of a gluten free diet, without a correct diagnosis. I started to doubt myself. I do not want to eat bread for 2 to 3 months! I have to work and think clearly. That will not work. Thanks again for everyone's help! My next question, then, is, what is the difference between having celiac disease, and gluten intolerant? I thought that if you are gluten intolerant, then your tests did not come up positive, but how would you consider someone if they do not become tested?
  10. I have been gluten free for over a year or so, and today, I still struggle with people eating food in front of me, it is not that I really want one, but the fact that I cannot, drives me crazy!! What I have found helpful, is carrying little snacks that you enjoy and only eat them for a special treat! Like, now I have some hazelnut bars/wafers/cookie things, that are super good! Way better than the dougnuts I remember. I also, have found a really good friend, who will say how terrible the food is, to help me feel better. It is tough, but you are not alone! It does get easier
  11. Hi everyone, I am new to this forum, let me quickly introduce myself, I am 22, and suffered from migraines and severe stomach aches daily, for two years. I self diagnosed myself as allergic to gluten and within days, my symptoms disappeared. I have now been gluten free for a year and a half and I am wondering if it is worth eating gluten again to get tests run to get a definitive diagnosis? My main question, is, is it worth me going and getting the tests done? Thanks!