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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. When I first started, there were so many times that I thought I was strictly gluten-free and I found out that I wasn't, over and over again. Things that I never would have thought of, like shampoo... Or ingredients that I didn't realize were gluten. There is also cross-contamination. Products that have no gluten listed, or dishes ordered in restaurants that appear to be gluten-free are sometimes contaminated without you even realizing it. Aside from contamination, it does take a while to feel better. Often months until you are really doing well most of the time. There are setbacks and foods that are hard to digest, like raw veggies can still be hard for your unhealed body. Do you know if you are sensitive to dairy? that is often the case. Hmm... what else? You might want to keep a food log for a while to see what exactly you are eating, and log any reactions you may have. One of the problems is that a reaction might not be immediate, so you can't just look at what you just finished eating. I am certainly no expert, as this is all fairly new to me too, but you came to the right place. There are so many wonderful helpful people in this comunity with a wealth of knowledge. Take some time to read some of the threads. A lot of questions will get answered. Good luck! Liatt
  3. Is There A List Of Gf Freindly Places?

    Me too, Me too, Me too!!! Thank you so much for doing this, you are great! lgranott@yahoo.com Thanks again, Liatt
  4. Jen-- I have been gluten-free for about 3 months, maybe more. I stopped eating wheat in Dec and slowly started avoiding gluten, since the wheat free diet didn't help. Around 3 months ago i stopped eating gluten. Every once in a while I find something that I didn't think to look at, like shampoo, but that happens very rarely at this point. At those times I reacted, but it wasn't so severe b/c the amount was so small. A week and a half ago I made a huge, stupid mistake and had a lot of gluten (a lot considering I usually have none--and it was pasta ), so this time it's pretty bad. It almost feels worse then the chronic symptoms I had before going gluten-free. On second thought... Liatt
  5. It has been over a week (7-10) since I stupidly had gluten, but not just a tiny bit. So I knew that it would be bad... I understand all the digestive consequences (when will that stop?) but the fatigue? Is it related? I am getting more sleep right now, b/c I have to, and even taking short naps, which is unlike me. I CAN'T keep my eyes open and can't do the normal amount of excercise I normally do. I got sooo much sleep last night and 4 hours later I can't stay awake. It doesn't feel like normal tired (which I usually am b/c I normally don't sleep enough). I feel like it totally takes over and I can't fight it.... Help! Is this normal? Anything I can do? Thanks, Liatt
  6. Hey celiac3270-- I just saw this and would love an unzipped copy as well. My email address is lgranott@yahoo.com You should charge Thank you so much Liatt
  7. Claire--I am in the same boat:) I haven't found any cookbooks either, but I also modify. I have been a vegeterian since 1994 and don't want to go back b/c of gluten-free and dairy free eating... Makes it hard, but its manageable:) I'll let you know if I find anything good. liatt
  8. I know I'm not "anyone else" but as far as I understand (by everything I am told and everything that I have read) their oats are processed in a plant w/o wheat, so there is no gluten in mccanns.
  9. YAY!!!!! As I was sitting here drinking diet coke, I remembered something I read about caramel color and nearly had a heart attack . First thought was that I had possibly been accidentally glutened while I thought I was gluten-free and the next thought was that if diet coke wasn't gluten-free that would be the final straw... --vegeterian by choice, can't have dairy, gluten-free, couple other things are suspect and now no diet coke???? AHHHHH!!!!!!! LOL The only thing worse would be to find out that coffee wasn't gluten-free. (if it isn't gluten-free--NOBODY tell me. lol) phew--Liatt
  10. So if it had MFS and it is not made by kraft, or any other safe companies, you should call the company? And what? Ask them if the product is gluten-free? Or a more specific question? Thanks--Liatt
  11. Jnkmnky-- I eat them (mccanns) as do 2 of my friends daughters, both celiac disease, and none of us react... That being said, if you do react to avenin, it doesn't matter that we apparently do not:( I didn't know about avenin when I first found out that mccanns is gluten-free, so I just ate it w/o worrying. Luckily I was fine. Don't know if I would have tried it or avoided it had I known. Good luck! And hope you don't react if you chose to try:) Liatt
  12. Adventures In Celiac World

    I certainly spent years having those types of emergency moments (never had anyone to admit them to, as I am rather shy about things like this)... Car over-heated once, in the middle of nowhere and actually had to use a bag--how disgusting and embarassing I would laugh, but since I am dealing with a pretty bad reaction it would hurt. Bseides the fact that I would have one of those situations right now if I dared to get near a car:) Liatt
  13. Grrrr....

    I am sooo glad I found this sight... I wonder what took me so long. Up until now, the only celiac person in my life was a friend who's daughter was diagnosed 1 1/2 years ago... Not the same. I don't mind "most" of the questions/comments. I have found that most people are really just curious and want to understand. Although every once in a while I get tired of the reactions and the looks that make me feel so different and so high maintanence. There are a lot of wonderful things that happen though. I got a "vegetable cake" for my birthday which was both yummy (as I like veggies and not cake) and funny. Or when lunch was ordered for a staff meeting that had nothing I could eat, they ordered a special salad for me and one other person who has other allergies. But then there are the people who say things like "oh don't tell me you are going to say you can't have it b/c it has wheat again, are you?" Annoyed, as if I am chosing to live this way... I AM NOT Or yesterday when I realized that I had accidentally (and quite stupidly) eaten gluten, and panicked, a friend told me to just have good thoughts and that it won't be so bad. I just looked at her as she tried to convince me that I could control it with my mind. I asked her if she would like to try that theory by eating bad shrimp and see how that worked for her I was nice about it though... Well, off to try and get some sleep--I would really like day 2 of my punishment for being so stupid to be over with... I wish there was something I could do/take to make this any less painful and....all the rest that comes with it. Walking upright would be nice:)
  14. Sports Drinks

    :0 thanks, I definately don't need any laxatives... Liatt
  15. Sports Drinks

    Thanks! Who knew... I also read that Maltitol was safe... So why has everyone told me that it isn't? This board is soooo helpful, I'm soooo glad I foudn it. Liatt