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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. Hi everyone, My doctor just gave me a prescription for Loloestrin birth control pills, and I called the company, which told me that they can't verify that it's gluten-free, but that as far as they know, there are no gluten ingredients. Is anyone else taking this particular form of birth control? If so, have you had any bad reactions to it from possible cross contamination, etc.? I just tried Ocella and it was a horrible experience, so I am wary of trying new pills without their being verified gluten-free. Thanks so much! Claire
  2. Hi everyone, I posted a month or so ago about whether anyone had had any experience with Ocella birth control pills, and finally started taking it about two weeks ago. Most people who responded said that they hadn't had a celiac reaction to it, but I have felt totally awful while on this medication so far. I had the worst migraine of my life this weekend that has continued to last for about 3 days, I've had stomach problems (mostly constipation but also diarrhea), and have been really tired. Has anyone else on Ocella experienced this? I know it could just be a function of the pill itself, but I'm worried that there's some trace amount of gluten in there that I'm reacting to. Any and all advice more than welcome!! Claire
  3. Thank you so much for that - that makes me feel a lot better. I'll give it a try, since you've had so much luck with it!!
  4. Hi there, thanks so much for your response! So you've taken it with no reaction at all? Are you someone who reacts to slight amounts of gluten in general? I'm pretty sensitive to it and am just really worried that there's even a trace amount there :-/
  5. Hi everyone, I've been gluten-free for about three years now and have had an IUD the entire time. Now I have to switch to the pill, and my doctor's sent in a prescription for Ocella, which is the generic form of Yasmin. I called the company and they said that to the best of their knowledge, it is gluten-free, but that it is manufactured elsewhere with outside ingredients, so they cannot be 100% sure. Has anyone here taken it, and if so, have you had a reaction to it? Or does anyone else have any better information about it? Thank you!!