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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. Listerine contains alcohol - does anyone know what kind of alcohol, or if there are other ingredients that are gluten-free. I contacted the manufacturer (Pfizer), but they're giving me the line that they can't guarantee the product is gluten-free without actually answering my question! How about Scope or any other mouthwash?
  2. Thanks for the responses everyone! Gluten-free travel isn't thoughtlessly easy, but then what is these days? I looked at the Bob & Ruth's but I was hoping to get more flexibility by booking something like Club Med myself. I e-mailed Club Med, and they sent me a form letter about food they offer like spaghetti and meatballs! Thanks a lot. I wonder if there are any resort-type places like that (that offer organized kid activities!) which at least know about and offer choice for gluten-free vacationers!?
  3. Anything other than the Disney experience? I was thinking someplace quieter. Someplace I could sit on the beach and go out for a nice meal and not worry about being sick. Anyone been anywhere like that?
  4. I've read and searched this message board, but I didn't find anyone's recommendations about where they would/could go for gluten-free travel. I was diagnosed in March, and really haven't traveled since. I want to go somewhere warm this winter - Florida, Caribbean, someplace to escape the Boston winter. But in addition to the complications of finding the time and a place that my wife and two young daughters want to go to, now I have to find a place that can accomodate the gluten-free diet. Has anyone taken a vacation to someplace warm where you know that gluten-free food was no problem? If you were me, where would you go (both with and without the children)?
  5. Thanks everyone, I'm probably going to give one or two of these a try! I'll let you know what I think...
  6. Viola, did any doctor mention anything to you about a correlation between nutrient deficiency caused by celiac disease and your thoracic outlet syndrome? For myself, I'm wondering if a gluten-free diet will allow intestinal healing which will allow me to absorb nutrients (like B12) that are vital to nerves and muscles. I had a full regiment of physical therapy, and it did very little. They had me working on my posture and stretching and stengthing my muscles, but it only seems midly effective, which is why I was hoping this new diagnosis was somehow related to the thoracic outlet problem (if that's what it is). How long have you been on the diet? Would you say there is any relationship between your celiac disease and your thoracic outlet syndrome? Thanks!
  7. I'm looking for a good, informative book on the science of celiac disease - typical symptoms, diagnosis, physiology, treatment, etc. Two books I saw on Amazon that I'm thinking about ordering are: Celiac Sprue: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, And Annotated Research Guide To Internet References - Icon Health Publications; Paperback $34.95 The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Celiac Disease: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age - Icon Health Publications; Paperback $28.95 Anyone hear of these? Any other books that jump out? Could even be a chapter in another type of book that deals with medical issues. Thanks!!!
  8. I'm 31...let me know what else you need to know to make an educated guess!
  9. Just got diagnosed via a biopsy which showed "mild damage" to my intestinal villi. Doctor was 100% positive I had celiac disease. Kind of back-doored into the diagnosis because the GI Dr. was really checking my esophogus for GERD that I've had for 7 years or so, and decided while she was down there to peek around. I had the blood test on Thursday (no results yet), and just started the diet! So I've lost 15 pounds in the last 6 months (pretty stable before then), and developed upper back pain 15 months ago that hasn't gone away despite a chiropractor and physical therapy - they said I had thoracic outlet syndrome, which is when your nerves are compressed in your shoulders and your arms fall asleep all the time - similar in symptoms to carpel tunnel, but not in physiology. Won't see the doctor again until May, at which time I'll have the answer (or better, her guess). Given this history, what's your guess as to how long I've had active celiac disease?!!! Best guess wins...! Also, any thoughts on the relation between celiac disease and my back and shoulder problems and/or GERD would be much appreciated!