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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. Whats your secret!!! Are you just gluten-free or other food alergies? How are your joints? It seems like its always something!!!
  2. Before I was diagnosis I weighed about 127 at 5'6" then I went to 100 and now being gluten-free since Nov. 2010, I'm up to 145! I've been freaking out! It seems to be in my belly area too. I'm confused about the weight gain too. Sorry I don't have an answer for you just wanted you to know that you're not alone! There were times where I thought about adding gluten back into my diet to lose some of the weight. Those thoughts leave as quickly as they come because I don't want to be sick anymore. How about your joints? Mine have been sore, especially in the mornings! What is normal anymore?? Good Luck!
  3. howdy, welcome to the forum! Glad to see you around!

  4. I see you have added me as a friend. Thank you! Welcome to the board!!

  5. The vitamin D that I'm taking are little green footballs! What do you mean they aren't particulary good? Whats the difference between D2 & D3? Thanks! Tammy
  6. Hello, I just found out my vitamin D was <5! My doctor put me on a vitamin D prescription of 50,000 and yes I do mean fifty thousand! I take one pill twice a week. Just started taking it yesterday so I nothing to share at the moment. I wake up with sore hands, knees, back and feet every morning! I'm praying this will help! Tammy
  7. Thank you for your post! I have not been to PF Changs, but now thats what I'm craving! I'm leaving on vacation and I hope I don't have any problems eating out. It can be a hassel! Enjoy your gift card! Tammy
  8. Plumbago, Its usually Chex cereal w/milk or yogurt during the week. I'm a mother of 2 teenagers and work a full time job so I do not have alot of time in the mornings. On the weekends, I'll go for eggs. I know its hard but reading some of the responces, there are some great ideas that I'm going to start trying! Thanks to everyone! Tammy
  9. Can't Believe I Did That!

    Like everyone else, we've all had a moment like that. Mine was making my family pasta in one pan and gluten-free pasta in another one and out of habit I tossed a noodle in my mouth to see if it was done. Now I tell my family if they want to make sure their pasta is done, they better be in the kitchen with me when I make it. Of course, my oldest daughter wants to toss the noodle to see if it sticks to the ceiling. Thats not going to happen! Always an adventure! Good Luck! Tammy
  10. How Long Till I Heal?

    gfreecarboholic, I'm new to this forum too! I found out that I was celiac back in Nov 2010, at first it was difficult but now its getting easier. They say it takes awhile to heal. I was sick for a year before I found out, so I'm wondering if it will take another year to be back to normal, if theres such a thing anymore. I wish I would've joined sooner. Good luck and I hope you find your answers! Tammy
  11. IrishHeart! Thank you so much for your message. I did have more blood work done last Friday and see my DR. this week to discuss my numbers. I've been gluten-free since Nov. 2010 (not 100% because of mistakes and mishaps), I want to see where my numbers are now. I will keep you in my prayers and I love your spirit! I bet you've helped "many" people with your experiences! I will read up on fibro and RA and see. Tammy
  12. I found your comment about loads of inflammation after being diagnosed interesting. I was diagnosed back in Nov. 2010 with celiac and all the weight I lost (30lbs) has come back (and then some). Every morning I wake up with sore joints. Can you develope fibromyalgia from celiac? Thnk you! Tammy
  13. New Member

    Hello, I'm a newbie from Indiana! I suffered for a year before I was diagnosed with celiac. Its been a stuggle! I'm the only one (at the moment) that has celiac. Being a mother and wife, its difficult to grocery shop and cook for all of us. I am feeling better however other symtoms have surfaced. Not sure what "normal" is anymore! Tammy
  14. Eating out is tough! Even though you try to get a meal thats gluten free, things happen! I tend not to go out. I do want to try P F Changs though! I've had several people say that their gluten free food is right on a "normal" menu. My husband always makes a point of telling the host, waitress, waiter, manager or anyone there about needing a gluten meal. I try and not make a big deal out of it. Not easy!