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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. I literally posted just DAYS ago, how good I felt, how it had been an entire month without a problem, how happy I felt and how I didnt mind the gluten diet so much. Fast forward to yesterday and today. No idea what caused the problem, but I am broken out everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Arms, legs, hands, base of my scalp, and breasts. My intestines are at threat level orange. And my mood is in the tank. I actually had a pretty good day at work, financially. I'm not happy about it. My careful diet (the weightloss kind) went right out the window, and much as I am shamed to admit it, I ate like a total slob today. And my gluten free diet? HATE IT. I realized today that I will never again eat another girl scout cookie. I'm going through the 5 stages of grief all over again. I suck. Once again, there isnt an actual reason for this post, I'm just kinda being miserable. However, the tiny silver lining is, a week ago, I was happy. And I acknowledge that once whatever I ate gets out of my system, (In like two weeks), I'll probably be happy again.
  2. Ok, so, my baby so far, has shown no signs or symptoms of having celiac. She is growing normally, has normal stools and no skin condition. I know that celiac can crop up at any point in a persons life, and that there is no point in worrying about what MIGHT happen, but, I was just wondering, are there statistics as to how likely it is that she will develop it? She seems to have inherited my immune system. Her allergist tested her positive for allergies to dogs, peanuts and walnuts. I know that celiac doesnt usually show up on the skin prick test, but that's how we actually caught on to mine in the first place. My skin prick test was radically positive for wheat and oats. Her's was negative. So...I guess what I want to know is, what are her chances? And if I wasnt diagnosed till I was 24, will she wait just as long?
  3. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Canyon bakehouse products. I read some awesome reviews and was really curious, so I put in an order for the foccacia, the white bread, and the hamburger buns. They said they ship on monday, tuesday and wednesdays only, and since tomorrow is a holiday, I am assuming that they will ship it on Tuesday. But I wanna try it now!!! Lol. Anybody else tried it an loved it?
  4. I'd be really interested to hear what they say... I got a bag out of the vending machine at work today and 30 minutes later I was running for the bathroom. It is now several hours later and I am developing a rash on my arms, and (for the first time) on my chest. I was given to believe that they were gluten free and safe...
  5. And Now I'm Coping...

    It sounds like we are on similar time frames here. I was diagnosed May 9th, 2011 so I am at the 8 month mark. Congrats on getting this stuff figured out. Its hard, but I keep finding other things to be more careful about.
  6. What!?!?!?!?!?

    I have been tooling around this site for several weeks now, and I just came across a post that linked gall bladder disease and celiac? Is this serious? Is my celiac the reason that I lost my gall bladder when I was just 22? That would explain so much....
  7. And Now I'm Coping...

    I don't know what it was that changed my outlook...maybe its that I have managed to go almost an entire month without a glutening. Or maybe its that my skin has been clear long enough that my fingers almost look normal. Maybe its the worry that the gluten was causing the bleeding kidneys. Or maybe its just that all the gluten is out of my brain. ;-) I wanted to do a follow up post, just to thank you all for your advice (and for listening to me vent). I found some foods that are naturally gluten free, (fruit, cottage cheese, eggs, rice, fish) that are delicious, nutricious and leave my bowels alone. After my last post, I started eating crazy simple meals and feeling better and better. I wont go so far as to say that I dont miss a double-double animal style, but, the fact that I cannot have one also doesnt make me feel like jumping off a bridge, so, call it a success. I dont know if this made any difference or not, but I switched the troops (a trio of furry feline soldiers) over to a gluten free food. Not sure what the rate of contamination from cat food was, but atleast now I am not afraid of their food. And.... I am learning to cook again! I bought a gluten free loaf pan and made a gluten free meatloaf that tasted just as good as the original! I think the next step is to find some sort of gluten free cookbook and make with the science experiments. So thanks again, everyone, for listening. Gluten freedom for all!!
  8. Photo Included...tell Me What You Think

    I totally agree with everyone else. My blisters start out under the skin on my fingers and hands and if I am really good and dont pop them, then they turn yellow. And then I HAVE to pop them. No matter how determined I am, I can't stand it. Even to the point where I would scratch them like crazy in my sleep. I also know what you mean about them being hard to photograph. But, I agree with what everybody else has said. Its probably DH. When I went gluten free, mine went away in about a month. Its not a fun diet, but when my hands look even remotely "normal" I get so excited I have to show everybody! Its worth it.
  9. Not Coping

    First of all, I can't even tell you how much it helps to hear "I know, I have been there exactly". I don't have anyone in my life with anything that's even similar, so, I am so glad I found this forum! I have also been learning loads from the posts here... My doctor wasn't exactly a font of information, she just told me to read up on it... Also, she had me try the gluten free diet after an allergy test and based off of my symptoms, and once I did, and they all went away, THEN she told me I would have to start eating gluten again so that they could run more tests? Does that sound right? I was like, "No...wont that make me sick again? I dont think so..." Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks. The fact that nobody said "Quit your b%$@#ing" was really great. And somehow, today, I feel better. Thank you for all the helpful suggestions and encouragement, and whoever reccomended the wine, I totally took your advice. ;-). I look forward to learning alot from you guys!
  10. Not Coping

    I am feeling so, so down right now. Maybe just because its the holidays and they are centered around food here, but, Its just been getting worse and worse. I was diagnosed with a gluten intolerence about 6 months ago. I had had diarrhea and crazy rashes for 5 years (with a wide variety of interesting diagnoses) so when they said "food intolerance" I quickly got rid of all of it in my diet. Lo and behold, the diarrhea went away, and so did the rashes. But I keep messing up... I accidently get it, and the rash comes back and the stomach issues start.... I feel like I need to be afraid of food. Maybe I am a little afraid of food. Food used to be one of my favorite things. I watched food network shows, baked all sorts of things, cooked every night. Now, not only am I afraid of food, I'm afraid of my cooking utensils and pots and pans. I don't watch food network anymore because it makes me feel bitter and angry. When I eat, its out of a progresso can labeled "gluten free". I feel like there is nothing worth eating, so I have just kind of stopped. I am sorry, I know this post is just one big whiny vent, but, I dont really feel like there is anyone else I can get this out too....