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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. Sounds like good advice. I will restart my food journal... When you say avoid the processed gluten-free foods and make your own, where do you draw the line? buying rice pasta would be ok still wouldn't it.? What about something like rice tortillas? I never buy the muffins or bars, and actually just bought my first pack of glutino chocolate vanilla cream cookies--I lasted since November without cookies, figured I earned a pack. From reading other posts it sounds like it's not uncommon to react to Chex, which I have bought a lot of recently...and had wondered about. I guess that would be something to avoid too. I would think baking my own items would be fine too as long as I'm careful, I haven't made myself sick so far that I've been aware of. And utensils, getting my own plastic ones would be best? And a glass cutting board? More costs!! I live with my boyfriend who does eat gluten, but he is very careful and conscientious, I just might have to tighten things up in the kitchen to make sure we aren't sharing tools, and cupboards? (my stuff is currently on a top shelf, his on the bottom ones). You guys are really great help, I should have joined sooner to get this support. It's so nice to know that I'm not the only one who struggles, the doctor made it seem like I just have to stop eating gluten....just like that, and I'd feel better. Not the case as I'm learning still.
  2. Thanks very much for that. I haven't change my utensils yet, that's a good idea. I keep thinking it's not necessary for me to do all these little things. But keep finding out that yes I do need to be that careful.
  3. I was diagnosed in November of 2010, and went gluten free the next day. I saw immediate improvements, but I am still often sick. I did a cleanse recently-Revitalix/Detoxitech, and felt a million times better, and had no diarrhea for a couple of weeks after. But now it's back. I was sick one day last week and it was horrible, now I've had diarrhea two days in a row. I had the gluten free meatloaf I had made a couple nights agp (ate that night without being sick) and a pasta salad (gluten-free obviously, that I had also eaten with no problems) and was super sick yesterday, I wanted to eat the same thing just to confirm that's what it was and it wasn't a freak occurrence, and I was sick again today. It seems to happen a lot where if I eat something once then have it for leftovers the next day I get sick the second time but not the first. I'm wondering if anyone has ever experienced this? Or am I crazy? i'm so frustrated, and can't seem to narrow things down. I just want to feel better. Sometimes I wonder if this is just normal in the first couple of years after going gluten-free... I would appreciate any help that is offered. Thanks! Blaire