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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. Hi Guys Hope you don't mind if I jump in here. I am a kiwi, but live in Sydney and am a diagnosed Celiac (for about 1.5 years now). I am also pregnant so have to be really careful about what I eat. Just thought that I would let you all know that Wheat Glucose syrup is fine for Celiacs to have. There is no detectable gluten in it and it was OK'ed by the Celiac society earlier this year. That opens up heaps of lollies to eat, but you sitll have to watch out for Wheat Starch. I eat Pascall chocolate eclairs, Gourmet Jelly Bellies and for those of you in NZ, wine gums and jet planes are gluten free. So all enjoy... I really miss m&m's as well but they have Wheat Starch in them... I have an ebay store which you might all be interested in as well. I am absolutely addicted to the Carob ginger gem cookies and carob licorice. http://stores.ebay.com.au/Indulgent-Gluten-Free-Food What I find really hard is finding a local takeaway that I can eat at. Every thai place that I go into coats their meat in flour and it is all pre-coated - I really miss thai... That's about all for now. Nadine
  2. Thanks guys for all your reponses. I have stopped beating myself up (and yes they were pringles) and am now moving now. No point dwelling about it and I WON'T do it again. Thanks for your response on the dealyed reaction as I think that I did have a Gluten reaction. It has been really hard being at this conference all week because it was all buffet and nothing for me to eat. Not to mention the response to why I was only eating 'rabbit food' - lots of Business men who jsut thought that I was dieting... I fianlly managed to eat something off the buffet on Wednesday which I thought was fine - only to have a brain fog and dizzy spells about 20 mins later. I didn't get D, but had small pains in my gut which I am still having now. I guess that is my reaciton, and you are all right, it has only been 2 months, I am bound to get more sensitve. This whole disease gets so frustrating and sometimes I just feel sorry for myself (like I am sure that you all do) - But No more, I will now stay positive - and no more cheating. Thanks heaps Nadine
  3. Hi Guys Well, last night I rebelled and I feel so guilty about it. I ate some potato chips that I knew had Wheat Starch and Wheat Flour in them. I knew that I shouldn't but I did anyway - why, I don't really know - just to test myself maybe? I guess what is even worse than eating them was my response to it - nothing...So now I figure that I don't get a reaction phsycally when I eat Gluten which is really bad beucase how do I ever know if I had some by mistake??? I am just really sick of it, I have blotaing and constant really bad gas (can clear a room) just thorugh normal gluten free eating, and then when I have something that I know has gluten in it - nothing. I wish I did get D just so my body could tell me off for what I did. I won't do it again, but does any of you out there have no glutening symptoms like me? Thanks Nadine
  4. You couldn't be more right on!!! I was diagnosed in July, and was never really that bad. But now I constantly have issues with bloating and really bad gas - daily. But I don't know if I am still having gluten becuase I don't know if I have a Gluten reaction. I think that I am free of it - but I don't get bouts of cramps or D, so how do I really know? Apart form that, the food thing is OK - it is the emotional part that I am not dealing with. It is so bad that I wrote an article on it and am trying to get it published. You are forced to become obsessed with food, and that isn't good for anyone, let alone myself who has a few food issues. Plus, I have been fighting acceptance of this - so angry, hurt, upset beucase I don't want to deal wtih this. I feel like a leper and hate having to explain food things to everyone. I am going on a week long conference next week and can't stand the idea of worrying about food and taking food for the trip. All I can do is try to get to the acceptance part, beucase this really is like a greiving process. It does suck - relaly sucks and I compeltely understand what you are saying. Nadine
  5. Crushing Depression

    Hi I so know how you feel. I don't think that I have been getting glutened, but I have been finding it really hard to come to terms with this condition emotionally. I have only been gluten free for about 5 weeks and food has become my obsession. I hate how my life has become about food and that this disease is impacting on so much of my life. I also feel so bad for my husband. We have only been married for 3 months and I was diagnosed 1 month into our marriage. I feel like; he didn't marry this, and I feel so bad for now inflicting this on his life as well. I am also snapping at him, and he is so fanastic to me and understanding that I feel so guilty about putting him through it. I can't give you any advice, but can compeltley understand. Just remember, he loves you and he is choosing you and your life togehter (the good, bad and ugly) that means that he will understand all of this crap and still be there for you - that is his job. Lots of hugs. Nadine
  6. HI I just thought that I would give you my experience of the dietician that I saw last night. I am 3 weeks gluten-free and wanted to see her not so much for the gluten-free diet, but the other things; sugar, starch etc which is still giving me symptons. I wanted to know if I was on the right track and what I could do to make sure that my diet was getting all of the right things. Anyway, she knew about celiac disease and started explaining about the diet and what I should and shouldn't keep away from. Anyway, her take on it was that the celiac society was 100% gluten-free and in her opinion that was being anal. Her idea is that you souldn't be too concerned about contamination or the odd sauce when you go out to eat, that has wheat in it. Her philosophy is that you should be 90% gluten-free so that you don't end up binging on bread when you get sick of the diet... She also told me that you should only be careful of the wheat, barley, rye, oat ingreidents or direct dervatives of them, but not to get concered with other things which have been through processing a couple of times beucase the gluten in them will be small. Her final thought was that when my intestine heals in a few months I will probably be able to tolerate gluten. Needless to say, I am not going back... That is just my experience. Thanks Nadine
  7. HI Guys Thanks for all your replies. I know that I need to be more patient - it is just so frustrating (as you all know). I have had D all weekend so now am really thrown, but I guess I just need to strip my foods back and keep to the basics for a while. It is really hard to beleive that this is now my life... This site is great and I will keep asking questions along theway. Thanks Nadine
  8. Hi Guys I have been gluten-free for 3 weeks and I am still daily having symptons. I no longer have D but have found that certain foods give me a fussy head, sore stomach, bloating and lots of gas. I am also lactose intolerant and keeping away from sugar and strachy foods to allow my intestine to heal. I am 100% sure that I am gluten-free but why I am still getting what seems to be food reactions??? I am going to get allergy tested next week for other foods, but I am concerned that I am accidently ingesting gluten wihtout knowing. But how am I suppossed to know if i don't know how my body will react if I do have gluten (I have no measuring stick). I jsut don't know what is going on, I feel really out of control and I am really sick of tyring to figure this out. Doctors don't know, dieticians are clueless - how am I suppossed to know??? I just want it all to go away. Any thoughts?
  9. Sugar

    HI I am new, and have been gluten free for 3 weeks. I am a celiac and also lactose intolerent and I have also been having issues with sugar and peanuts. I may be completely worng here but I have a theory on sugar. I haven't been feeling better gluten free so have been researching why. Beucase new celaics have reduced levels of sucrase, maltase and lactase in their small intestine, it is my theory that we will have issues with sugar (and maybe starch etc) until our intestines heal. I have found that keeping off processed sugar has helped the bloating and gas but it sure does limit the diet. I would love the opinion of all the educated celiacs - I really am Just coming up with a theory here... Thanks Nadine