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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. Thanks for all the responses. I think maybe you're right about him just not wanting to go gluten-free and now he's got a good "reason". He's a firm believer that the kind of food you eat (junk versus healthy) doesn't really make that much difference. (He doesn't eat very good and is very healthy...so far)Good health is more a state of mind. Since I'm still experiencing some health issues he's not convinced gluten has been the culprit even though I suspect I've had gluten issues since age 11 and I'm now 56. That's a lot of years of damage done and a lot of healing that needs to take place. So, I guess we'll just continue to do what we do (separate everything)and I'll continue to get better!
  2. I've been gluten-free for 9 months now and I'm getting more and more sensitive.(And feeling better).My husband just told me today he has no intention of going gluten free with me, even though he has to be SO careful, because he doesn't want to "mess up his system". He says a friends gastrointologist (or whatever the intestinal dr.s are called)told him EVERYONE who goes gluten-free will have problems going back on! Has anyone heard of this? Is there a chance that just simply going off of it I'm now extremely sensitive? I find this very hard to believe, but since I don't have my own dr. to ask, I'll ask it here.
  3. Thank you for that suggestion! Why the skin next to the lesion and not the lesion itself?
  4. I have Leaky Gut, but not diagnosed celiac although I suspect I am. As far as the Leaky Gut goes I'll be interested to hear what others have to say about it. My Dr. (naturopath) has been working with me trying to heal my gut by using various herbs and staying gluten free. I will get tested again 9months after the first test to check my progress. My biggest issue with the Leaky Gut right now is malabsorption, not getting enough nutrients from my food. Good luck to you!
  5. Hmmm.....so do a lot of people say they are celiac when they don't know for sure but suspect?
  6. Thank you for your response. I should mention that my grandchildren are home schooled so that's not an issue (at least right now). Also my son shows some symptoms, so I had his blood tested for antibodies, which came back negative. So, in spite of his symptoms he's choosing to continue to eat gluten because "he's fine". I've had people ask me "Are you Celiac or "just" gluten intolerant?". This is frustrating as the symptoms and the cure are the same for both. If it's "just gluten intolerance" somehow it's not taken as seriously. I've been asked this at a restaurant and have said "Celiac" because I'm so sensitive and want them to be very careful, but then I feel like a liar... I guess I'm venting here....this is all so frustrating!
  7. I am self-diagnosed gluten intolerant as of 12 months ago (after 44 yrs. of health problems). Very sensitive to cc so I'm very strict. My daughter was self-diagnosed 6 months ago and is also very sensitive to gluten at this point. Now, two of her four children are showing symptoms, one especially. After two weeks off gluten her rash, stomach aches, cough and constipation cleared up dramatically (she's 10). When she went back on the gluten everything came back. Now, the question is: should she be tested for Celiac? Both my daughter and myself wish we would have been tested before going gluten-free as now it's out of the question; we both get too sick. However, from what I read here, the tests are all too often inconclusive and neither of us has insurance. We would just like to know if this is Celiacs or gluten-intolerance. The not knowing is really bugging both of us...but should it? Should it be enough to know how sick we are when we eat it? Any advice or insight would be much appreciated.
  8. Popcorn has always given me a headache if I eat too much, don't know why, but it's never effected me like this! I'm feeling pretty lousy right now and I was doing so well! I agree it might just be too high in fiber.
  9. That sounds pretty good! I'll have to try it. Thanks!
  10. I've noticed that too, I don't do well with fatty, rich or greasy foods. Popcorn on it's own isn't too bad, I need to limit it, but boy when I add the butter, then it's bad. I'd forgotten how much it bothered me. I'm bummed because I've felt awesome for a whole week now!
  11. I don't have diverticulitis, but I'm thinking the hulls are just too....scratchy. I feel like my intestines are being chewed up.
  12. I ate home popped corn last night, with butter, and now this morning my stomach is rebelling,slight headache and I wish I could throw up. These are not my typical glutenized symptoms. I've been gluten free for 6 months and am working with a naturopath to get my gut healed. Is popcorn too harsh to digest? If I butter it, it's much worse. Just sounded so good last night, thought I'd try it.... Even before going gluten free, buttered popcorn has upset my stomach, but other forms of corn are fine. Does this happen to anyone else?
  13. I think you just gave yourself the best advice there is: get off and stay off the gluten, you'll feel so much better!
  14. I started to write that I only cough after eating gluten, but sometimes I cough all night long. I'll look into it. Thanks!