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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. Gf Shampoo?

    gluten-free Shampoo? How do you know if shampoo, conditioners, or cosmetics have gluten in them? Do lots of these things have them in it? Does it say "gluten" right on the label? Somehow, I doubt it. lol. Nothing else says "gluten" right on it. Goodness... now I'm going to have to go through my bathroom and makeup bag. What next? lol. Mari
  2. Hello everyone. I had a positive celiac disease blood test about 3 months ago. I talked to the nurse at my Gastro (the doctor was away) and she said I should just try the gluten-free diet. So, I did. The symptoms went away almost immediately! It was like a miracle! The only problem, is that when I finally did get to talk to the doctor, he wanted to do the biopsy. I told him that I had been gluten-free for about 3 mon. and he said that we would either have to do the gluten challenge or we could do the biopsy and just see if there was any damage. So, I opted for the biopsy. He found nothing. He thinks that I have Celiac, but he wants to be 100% sure. UGH! So, my mother just had the Celiac Panel and we should get the results for that soon. If she tests positive, the doctor said we will do an HLA test. Has anyone had this or know anything about it? Apparently it is an expensive genetic test. Great. lol. But, what if her test isn't positive? (which would be prefferable- I wouldn't want my mom to go through all this) and I have to do the gluten challenge? I'm sure some people on here have done that. How was it? I'm just confused as to what to do now. Also, does anyone know how to make bread that doesn't crumble immediately? I love bread so much... I may just have to go without. Maybe I'll lose that 10 lbs. I gained from going gluten-free! lol. Thanks for listening everyone. Mari
  3. Thank you SO much for these recipes! I am a quarter Lebanese and my family makes these things all the time. I just found out a month ago that I have Celiac and I haven't even had a chance to breathe, let alone make lebanese food. Anyway, thank you so much! I will try these out very soon! You make me smile! Mari
  4. Subway?

    Thanks! That is an excellent point. I shall stear clear... Mari
  5. rmmadden- I feel your pain! I have gastritis, Acid Reflux (GERD), and Celiac Disease. I have been on Protonix for about a year and a half now. I tried almost ALL the other drugs. Nexium made me extremely sleepy, and none of the others were strong enough. You may want to ask your doctor about Protonix. It is VERY strong and I hardly EVER get reflux. As far as the reflux goes, I sometimes get it in the morning. I wore a 24 hour acid monitor and apparently I have most of my acid at night (which my doctor said was odd). That would explain why I get it in the morning. I have actually been having more reflux now that I am on the gluten-free diet. It could be what I am eating. I'm not sure. Anyway, I try to avoid cooked tomatoes and really acidic foods. Whatever works for your body! Mari
  6. Subway?

    Hello everyone. I was wondering if anyone knew if the meats that Subway uses are processed or ok to eat? Also, what is in their tuna salad? I went on their website and couldn't find anything. Then I called the company and was on hold for about an hour. If there is a place you can go to find things like that out, it would be great. Someone has probably already answered this exact question at another time, I just don't know where to look. Thanks! Mari gluten-free as of May 2005
  7. Cd And Dh

    Wow- well, maybe I need to get checked for that. What you described sounds just like me. I went through a phase where I ate tons of pickles- I bet that is when I had that problem. Interesting... What kind of test do you have to determine if you have DH? Do you also have Celiac Disease or is that something different? Sorry to be picking yor brain, I just am happy to find someone that can answer some questions. Thank you so much! Mari
  8. Cd And Dh

    Hello everyone, I am new to celiac disease and relatively new to this message board. I have been researching this disease all I can and have read numerous amounts of posts. I found that Dermatitis Herpetiformis is closely related. I was just wondering if anyone on here had that. This last winter I got a terrible rash on the insides of my knees and butt. It itched terribly and creeated a bunch of sores. There were pictures of DH online, but it didn't looke exactly the same. I did read, however, that it occurs symmetrically. I'm just curious as to if anyone had it or knows things about it that aren't on the websites. I only had that happen one time- but it lasted about a week. It never fully went away, though, because wheneve I get in the shower, I can see where it was on my knees. It is rather strange. Hah. I was also wondering if anyone grinds their teeth and if this has anything to do with celiac disease or DH. I guess this sounds like a strange question, but I've been looking at people's symptoms and some of them seem pretty unrelated, so I thought I would give it a try. One more thing- I found a discount grocery store yesterday, and it was chock full of gluten-free items! I found some cookies, pasta, and crackers.. ALL 99 cents AND buy one get one free! I was so excited. I just thought I'd let everyone know in case they have one near them or something. The one near me gets mostly gourmet and organic items... which is odd because I live in a rather "redneck" area. Haha. Thank you all so much- this has been SUCH a great help for me and my family. Mari
  9. Good News!

    Hi all. I am a first-time poster here. I have had stomach problems for about 10 years or more. As a child I had Pyloric Stenosis, and I now have Acid Reflux and Gastritis. I went to many doctors and everyone diagnosed me with "IBS." Finally, I changed Gastro's and he ran a Celiac test. They said I have positive bloodwork and that they can do a test to see. But, I decided I would try the gluten-free diet because I have already had a colonoscopy and endoscopy, and didn't want to have it again if it wasn't needed. Well, the first day I did the gluten-free diet I felt better. I would have a stomach ache after every meal and snack, and I had none. It was like a miracle! Of course, bread and pasta and cereal are my favorite foods, so it made me a little sad, but I would do anything to get rid of these stomach aches. So, I decided not to do the test. My family and I just returned from Italy and found that they have so many gluten-free items to choose from! Even in some of the restaurants they serve rice pasta. In all the grocery stores they have shelves of gluten-free food. It was really exciting for me. Everything was great the whole trip (stomach-ache wise) except for one night at a restaurant. They didn't understand that I could have NO flour and they made a delicious cream sauce... that wasn't so delicious later. Heh. Anyway, I just wanted to let some people know. I found some really good crackers and cookies by the brand Galbusera in Italy. But, I haven't been able to find a place to order them online. If anyone ran across them in their travels, please let me know! It is great to know that you aren't alone, that is why I am excited about this board. Also, if anyone has any suggestions for a newbie Celiac, please let me know! Thanks! Mari