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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. Orange County Ca Celiacs?

    My name is Chris, and I live in Fullerton, and I am always looking to exchange with other Celiacs.
  2. If you are in need of checking out work-at-home possibilities, get back to me and I can introduce you to what I am involved in, and you can decide if it is for you..Contact me on Facebook or my e-mail, which is in my profile.

     

  3. Try your best to stay on a career path that you want to do. If you are Celiac, you will probably have changes to you life, but you can probably maintain the same career path, but in a different way. I liked working with people, and helping people, but because of the Celiac, I didn't have the strength to leave home to continue what I wanted to do. After significant research, I found that I was able to continue with my work, but only over the Internet and the telephone. This wasn't the same as before, but even with my health as it was, I would be able to continue the same kind of work. Don't give up what you want to do without researching all the possibilities.
  4. Unknown source of gluten

    I have been gluten-free for over 5 years, and my intestines are no longer damaged.
  5. Unknown source of gluten

    All I can say is that is what happened to me. If you don't have dry eyes or dry mouth, then maybe that isn't your problem
  6. Unknown source of gluten

    I had been gluten free for several years, and had headaches, dry eyes, and dry scalp. I found that the supplements that I was taking were not being absorbed by my body. Less than 50 % was being absorbed. The amount of the vitamins that was not being absorbed was going into my liver. When that happens, insufficient water went into my head, causing the side effects. I started using supplements made by a company that specializes in over 90% absorption. After I started on these vitamins the headaches and my dry eyes improved greatly. I don't know if this is your problem, but it might be worth checking out.
  7. I'm Always Tired.

    After it was discovered that I was Celiac and went on a gluten-free diest, I never slept more that 2-3 hours without waking up, and then I was often perspiring. I spoke to another celiac who recommended taking supplements that included Vitamins B12 and D. This helped greatly with my sleep. However then I found out that supplements were not absorbing very well, often less that 50% was being absorbed by my body. I found a company that specializes in Vitamins that are fully absorbed by the body. After taking them, I started sleeping much longer at night, and I felt much better.
  8. I have been gluten-free for several years. However, there is one symptom which shows up if I ever accidently eat any gluten. In less that 2 minutes, I become severely bloated. If that ever happens, I immediately stop what I am eating.
  9. I have never heard of coffee doing that. I would not be able to get by without my coffee. I did find that lactose did that to me along with being Celiac, so I had to eliminate the lactose with the coffee.
  10. I have been unable to discover any gluten-free bread in the store that is"good". I found that Cuisinart has the easiest to use bread maker in existence Making bread myself was something that I thought I could never do, but I was wrong, and Amys makes very good gluten-free flour.
  11. You most likely will not have any reaction to being kissed right after a meal. However, for your own peace of mind and to play it safe, I would definitely advise brushing after a meal before kissing. If he cares about you, that shouldn't be a problem. I suppose if you know it was a gluten-free meal, then brushing isn't needed. Here is another answer: Eat 100% gluten-free!
  12. Celiac Disease will react differently with each person. Some people can throw-Up because of gluten, and some will not. I suffer from severe bloating and constipation. Many with Celiac Disease react from Lactose, and that can make them throw-up. Celiac is an individual disease, and each person is different.
  13. Coping with Celiacs

    That sounds alot like me. I found that vitamin supplements helped me alot, particularly Vitamins D and B12. Get tested to see if you need supplements. I took over the counter supplements, which I found were not being absorbed properly, less than 50%, and the vitamins not being absorbed were going into my liver.
  14. I know what you mean. I can relate. I have a very large family, and none of them will get tested for Celiac Disease, even though I was tested and found to have Celiac. The reason was that they did not want to discover anything else wrong with them, and their doctors did not tell them that they had Celiac Disease. My sister is having her family eat gluten-free, but that is because gluten-free is a "fad diet".
  15. Initially, I showed symptoms of Celiac Disease, and I immediately went on a Gluten-free diet. Several doctors told me that in order to have accurate Gluten-free testing, I would have to return to eating gluten prior to the tests. This is something that I wouldn't do. I was then tested twice for Celiac and was told that I did not have Celiac Disease. A doctor who was researching Celiac Disease told me not to rely on the test, since it could be inaccurate. He told me that the only accurate thing that I could do was to go 100% gluten-free for around one month, and if my symptoms showed improvement during this time, then I probably had Celiac. This is how they originally tested for Celiac Disease, and this worked for me.