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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. Frustration

    Thank you, Cara! You give me hope and inspiration. I came home from work today so foggy brained and tired, I just wanted to sleep. I had no idea I was being affected in this way. The only thing I can say has really improved is my GERD. I am down to an occasional Tum now, and I am so amazed at this. I did a step-down, if you will, from PPIs to H2 Blockers, to just Tums. The heartburn has been tremendous and nothing was helping till I went gluten-free. Again thanks!
  2. Ok, so I am learning. Good. I just am not sure of myself yet. I know it is other grains besides wheat so I was fearful they hid one of those in there somehow. Maybe in the seaonings or flavorings. I guess it's ok then, so thanks much for the info.
  3. No, it doesn't say wheat anywhere, but from my reading up on this, I thought they could hide anything under "Natural Flavorings?
  4. Does anyone know if these chickens sold by Martins and Giant foods is gluten-free? I have tried to reach this company and they close their offices at 1p. Must be nice. I looked online for an answer but could only find info on Purdue. I lookd at the label and it says Native Corn Starch, whatever the heck Native means. But, it has the Natural Flavorings. I am a Newbie and am struggling with labeling. Thanks.
  5. Frustration

    Yes, I am agreeing with what you said. I wasn't clear in my post. I am a Newbie and overwhelmed, so another poster had said to get my diet straight first, and then, move to the personal care products. I want to get every speck of gluten out of my diet, but you have to start somewhere...you can't do everything at once. I plan on checking everything within time, but diet for me is my primary concern right now, and I will fit in the other items as I can.
  6. Frustration

    Thank you! I was really worried about the personal care products. I wondered though, they don't go in your gut, so maybe not worry so much about them now. I did check my toothpaste and motuhwash. I guess my concern is removing every speck of gluten from my diet, and see if the health problems I have suffered from for 58 years get any better.
  7. Frustration

    Well, before I would say I was a big pasta, bread, pizza, summer veggies, fruits eater. I never seemed to have much meat, eggs, cheese, milk, etc. Now, I am so unsure of everything the easiest for me is to stick with grilled meat and veggies. I feel like now,I am into way too much animal products. I am probably not making much sense, but I am unsure of myself. I have had massive GERD/heartburn issues recently which PPI's, H2 blockers, and everything else you can think of, were not solving the issue. So that limits me food-wise also. But strangely, in the 5 days I have been gluten-free that seems to be easing somewhat, and I was on that crappy Prilosec for 10 years. I hope I am healing the damage I have done to my gut by staying on that crap. In the 5 days I have been gluten-free, I have had a headache every day, fatigue, brain fog, feel like crap. Could all this be withdrawal? I just don't have the energy right now to put into diet, so I stick with meat and potatoes. I have spent too much in the health food store, for gluten-free foods, and then throw them out because they don't taste any good. I guess I need my energy back.
  8. Frustration

    Hi everyone! I am new to these boards so I hope I am posting to the correct board. I am so overwhelmed with trying to convert my life to the gluten-free lifestyle. I am only 5 days into this, and I am tired, cranky, headachy, hungry, scared, etc. The only thing that seems to be a bit better, actually alot better, is my heartburn/GERD issues. I have been reading and doing quite a bit of research, but I have been so darned tired, I barely have the energy to hit the grocery store. I have been sticking to a meat and potatoes diet, and that is not me. I am not big on animal protein, but for now, it seems to be the only thing I can be sure of. I feel like I go to the kitchen, stop, and run to the Internet, or phone for information, before I can use even everyday items. Does this ever get any easier?? I miss eating out. I miss so much at this point. I didn't even want to try baking yet, so I went out and bought some gluten-free cookies, just to have that sweet taste. Oh, man am I overwhelmed and frustrated. If it was just a matter of taking the grains out of my diet, that would be one thing, but gluten is everywhere, and these products seem to change daily. I haven't even gotten to bath and body products, but I have at least gotten through meds. Can anyone offer some advice for this transition. Thanks so much!