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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Had Weetabix But Haven't Had A Reaction?

    I woke up in a bad mood today and have a bit of a tummy ache right now. It's the afternoon. Knowing my body, the symptoms of the burger bun should have started to clear so I'm thinking the Weetabix is starting to show through.
  2. Had Weetabix But Haven't Had A Reaction?

    Okay, thanks Tarnal!
  3. Had Weetabix But Haven't Had A Reaction?

    Thanks for the reply, saint! I had been gluten free for about three and a half months since May or June but I went back to my doctors to get an in-depth review of my celiac/wheat allergy testing and he said the numbers were not even borderline. So I went back to eating whatever I wanted and my activity level dropped that same week. I felt more tired by the day and had other symptoms that I was familiar with 3 months previous. So, I went back to being gluten free but yesterday I tried it yet again and had a hangover effect within a couple of hours eating the burger. Either the test is wrong or they have not performed the IGG test, the one that involves a delayed intolerance reaction. Are there any gluten foods that do not contain any type of wheat? The reason I ask is because I want to make an effort to know if it is one or the other - gluten or wheat intolerance.
  4. Does Weetabix contain a different kind of gluten or something because I had some but didn't have any reaction. I think I have gluten intolerance rather than Celiac because I have noticed that my symptoms can develop a few hours after eating but thought you people might have the most knowledge about this. I had a burger in a bun last night to test and I came down with a severe hangover type feeling a couple of hours later but the Weetabix has been good for me so far.
  5. First of all, I want to apologise for submitting another post on this issue soon after because I didn't think to look at other forums to see whether my post was moved. Anyway, I am still quite new to this. So, flavoring ingredients can contain wheat/gluten? Okay. And that's interesting about the strawberries coming into contact with wheat before being made for the drink. That's another plausible theory. I'm staying away from that brand of drink from now on.
  6. Does anybody know whether a specific food or drink's label HAS to state whether that food or drink was made in a factory that contains gluten? The reason I ask is because I bought strawberry flavoured milk yesterday from a store here in the UK and I came down with anxiety and shortness of breath again. I know some of you may say that I could be allergic to milk and dairy but I drink normal milk just fine. There was nothing in the ingredients to indicate that the drink itself contained gluten. Is it mandatory for it to be stated on labels that foods are made in factories with gluten? I came down with a reaction yesterday and there were no ingredients indicating that the strawberry flavoured milk I drank contained any gluten but I felt anxiety and a rapid heart rate shortly after consuming it, followed by irritability - the symptoms I suffer normally when I'm glutened. I called the store and they weren't very helpful other than to call on Monday to get further information, but I was just wondering whether it was mandatory to state this? I'm from the UK and I couldn't find any information about this issue.
  7. Well, I did lots of research about all this in the past few days and narrowed it down to either a possible B3 or B1 deficiency. Firstly, I tried B3 foods, such as chicken and felt no change. Today, I tried B1 and felt the same effect that I got from milk ie more energy, much less anxiety (I experienced this a lot!) my mood is much more happy and I feel motivated to do many more things. I read that Celiac can cause deficiency of many different B vitamins including B1. I believe I may have found my answer but I don't want to say too much in case I'm wrong. Right now, I'm just enjoying the effects of thinking that I have finally found the right vitamin to replenish.
  8. Hi everyone, this may sound strange but I've recently made the discovery that milk enhances my mood and provides me with energy almost instantly after I've drank it. This has been happening now for a short while now. When I was accidentally got glutened last week the milk didn't really take any effect, but now that it's been a few days, whatever is in the milk is giving me that lift again. This led me to believe that it could have been a B12 deficiency that I may have been suffering from so I bought some sublingual pills. They arrived today. I did some research and learnt that the methylcobalamin is the best form to take so I got those. I took a pill today and felt nothing. I did read that it could take months to see any chance but this doesn't explain what happened below. I just drank milk again and got that energy boost, mood lift and a general feeling of good well being. This may not be the right forum but I am writing this here, anyway, since celiac sufferers may have knowledge of vitamins, etc. Does anyone know what vitamin could be responsible?
  9. Still Learning...

    Yes, I'm from the UK so it's a British version, but I did say it was the supermarket's own brand, not the proper brand of Pepsi. There has been ONE good thing about this experience! At least now I know I'm definetely Celiac because my blood tests came back negative, so I didn't know whether I was just allergic to wheat itself. Now I know the test was definetely wrong because I have just isolated the gluten by mistake. Ha!
  10. Still Learning...

    Thanks for the well wishes, guys! I'm passing the bottle of Pepsi to friends of mine. There's still half left so there is no point in letting it go to waste. I'll be sure to read bottles of soda now in future, too. I hope you guys have learnt from this for your own well being, too.
  11. Still Learning...

    Pics: http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b361/Speedy2056/?action=view&current=DSCF5184.jpg http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b361/Speedy2056/?action=view&current=DSCF5189.jpg
  12. Still Learning...

    It says on the bottle that it contains barley gluten in the allergy section on the label. It's a supermarket's own brand type. I can take a pic to prove it if you wish? I'll upload it to my photobucket.
  13. Still Learning...

    I've been moody in the past couple of days as well as feeling confused and today I've just made the discovery that the bottle of diet Pepsi that I have been consuming this week has barley gluten. Man, this stuff is in everything!!
  14. Lack Of B12 Responsible For Low Energy?

    I read on Google today that B12 is most easily absorbed by drinking milk. I think that's coincidental considering that in my original post I talked about feeling better after drinking milk!! http://www.kaheel7.com/eng/index.php/health-a-medicine/377-milk-intake-prevents-memory-weakness-diabetes-and-gastric-diseases http://www.daniwsconsciouskitchen.com/3/post/2011/4/vitamin-b12-vital-nutrient-for-good-health.html Yeah, I'll probably ask for an appointment to see my doctor next week about my vitamin levels. I think I may need some shots. On a sidenote, I think I accidentally got glutened AGAIN. I drank yazoo milk shake, and even though it's officially gluten free, they are made in factories where cross contamination can happen. I feel sniffly and anxious again. Grrr.
  15. Lack Of B12 Responsible For Low Energy?

    Yeah, I knew about sometimes it being a necessity to have levels checked but I haven't so far. I may book an appointment with my doctor to confirm they are low. But I do think it's too much of a coincidence that I feel much better once I have had foods with B12. I have had sublingual B12 before. It may be time for me to purchase another bottle. Thanks!