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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. You've removed the trigger - gluten - and now your antibody levels have returned to normal. Congrats! Your immune system is no longer attacking your small intestine! Keep up the gluten-free diet and your vitamin/mineral deficiancies should improve as well.
  2. Hives

    Have you changed to or started any generic medication? The active ingredients are the same but the inert ingredients (the binders) can be different. Generic brands use cheaper, hence more allergic, binders. I've had hives from a generic.
  3. Perspiring During Eating?

    I've heard of Frey's Syndrome. But that's just on the face, often just on one side. "Gustatory sweating" or "Gustatory flushing" brings up alot on google. It can be associated with diabetes. Medscape article on "Diabetic Gustatory Sweating".
  4. I can say, with confidence, that celiac disease does not cause Idiopathic Autoimmune Chronic Active Hepatitis. Ooo, look! I said it again! If you're sick will active celiac disease make you sicker? Yes! Celiac will make you sick even if you were previously healthy. Is hepatitis a general term referring to multiple diseases and disorders? Yes.
  5. If your doctor says your bloodwork, ". . .clearly indicates celiac. . .", then you have celiac disease. You're lucky, in a way. Many people don't get such a definitive answer from bloodwork. The 'scope itself can rule out other illnesses (that you may have on top of the celiac) and it can check to see just how much damage there is to your small intestine. Some doctors like to do a follow up 'scope six months to a year gluten-free to see how well the intestine is healing. Talk to your doctor about going gluten-free before the 'scope. He may not like that idea. "...already made gluten free chocolate cake yesterday and it was YUMMY!!" Speaking of cake. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of a gluten-free cake/brownie mix from amazon. I keep checking the front door to see if the UPS guy might be there.
  6. I'm Married

    Congrats to the happy couple!
  7. Celiac cannot cause autoimmune hepatitis. It may be related genetically, I don't know. It is my understanding that Idiopathic Autoimmune Chronic Active Hepatitis is - at least in part - genetic. "The cause of IACAH is unknown, therefore the designation idiopathic. The possibility that a viral agent may trigger the onset of autoimmune chronic active hepatitis has been extensively considered, although at present there are no strongly supported candidate agents. The apparent predisposition of individuals with HLA-B8 and DR3 haplotypes to develop IACAH suggests that genetically conditioned abnormalities may have a role in pathogenesis." Hepatitis Central - IACAH
  8. I use Pamela's baking mix for breading. I've used it on fish and chicken successfully but I've never tried onions. Although I have been craving onion rings lately. (It's those darn Outback ads!) 3/4 c Pam's 1/4 c cornmeal and a touch of whatever seasoning you like, paprika, S&P, Mrs Dash blend, etc. Allrecipe.com has some adaptable onion casserole recipes.
  9. I don't play WoW but I used to play shooters on my PC (Doom, Heretic, Quake) all the time. I was surprised more women didn't like them, they're just like shopping! Run around collecting stuff, avoid bad guys and traffic and kill only when necessary. I gotta say, Tormentia is the best game name EVER.
  10. This has some basic explantions. Labs Online - Antibody tests I don't see where your Doc was so shocked tho? Your IGG is elevated . . ? Oh, duh . Your IGA is low. Mine was too, a 6 I think. I never officially got tested for Selective IGA Deficiency tho I probably should. Do you have a history of recurrent sinus infections, colds, eye infections? Here's a link.
  11. I and my family have mutiple autoimmune disorders. It's genetic, you've had the genes for these disorders since conception. When (and if) these diseases choose to strike is dependent in part on both nature and nuture, your genes and the effect of your environment on you.
  12. I Cheated And Nothing Happened!

    You still may have a reaction a few days from now - depends on when your immune system registers the "threat". Even if you never have symptoms, you have, most likely, damaged your small intestine - which will cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies down the line. Autoimmune disorders are strange beasts and the immune system itself is very mercurial. Reactions are dependent on many factors. You may have lucked out, snuck in a few past the guards, but I doubt it. I wish you luck! (Kinnikinnick makes a mighty fine donut BTW )
  13. What brand of chocolate? Could be lactose or cross contamination or your stomach wasn't ready for half a bar of chocolate on Sunday morning. I think hard cheeses are generally low in lactose.
  14. What age were you diagnosed with celiac? 37 What were your most common symptoms? Bloating, a burning sensation around my middle and alternating constipation/diarrhea. What are your symptoms when you eat gluten now? Nausea, extreme fatigue, flu like symptoms, diarrhea. Do you consider yourself more sensitive to gluten now that you try to avoid it? Yes. Did you or your doctor come up with the celiac diagnosis? I brought it to GI docs twice, had blood tests done twice - both times they came back normal. My second endoscope they finally did the biopsy right and I got the dx. Do you have any other food allergies/intolerances? No. I avoid corn, seeds, nuts and too much fruit because they disagree with me. Does anyone else in your family have celiac? Yes, my mother. Do you consider the world celiac/gluten free friendly? I think the world is gluten-free oblivious. We have to make our own way. Do you think we need better food labelling laws? The 8-Allergen law is a start. We wouldn't have to keep making new laws if they simply insisted on the truth to begin with. Just tell us what's in the dang thing. Does the world in your opinion need to be more educated about celiacs and gluten? Yes. And it is happening, slowly. . . . like waiting for gluten free bread to rise.