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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Nagging Boils

    I suffered from painful, large, boils on my thighs and buttock for 30 years. I went gluten free 2.5 years ago. I have not had a single boil since completely eliminating the gluten from my diet. I've read on this forum that other people have the same results. You have to get ALL the gluten out of your diet.
  2. Anyone Get B12 Shots?

    Finally, someone else concerned about the 50,000 plus percent of the daily requirement of B-12 in most B-12 pills. I have Hashimoto's too. I would get my TSH level normalized then I would add in B-12 to my routine. I never realized that my doctor prescribed 16,666% of my daily recommended amount. I would go from feeling normal to over medicated (eyes felt like they were bulging out, heart racing, irritated, etc). I was told by my doctor without her hearing my symptoms, that I was not being over medicated. I finally found a lab that would draw my TSH level for less than my co-pays. I've leveled out my TSH level. I'm now going to check my B-12 level (which is something that my doctor keeps forgetting to check). If anyone has found a natural B-12 that is 100% of daily recommended (or a bit higher) then please let me know. Yes, I'm looking for a new primary doctor.
  3. No one commented on this, but I will several years later. I've been gluten free for over 2 years, but kept bloating. I kept removing other food and chemicals out of my diet. After a trip away from our home coffee (which was Costco) with less bloating, I eliminated Costco coffee (Seattle Mountain brand which is the Arabica whole beans). About a month ago, Costco coffee made it's way back into my kitchen. After many months of almost no bloating, once I started drinking the Costco coffee, I was bloated every day. I took Costco coffee out of our kitchen. I was almost back to normal except today. I had a cup of Starbucks decaf around noon. It is Arabica beans also. I bloated right after that. I can have Starbucks House Blend without issues. Also notice that my GERD came back with a vengeance when Costco coffee snuck back into our kitchen. After I took Costco coffee back out of the kitchen, GERD disappeared UNTIL the decaf Arabica coffee from today. I'd like to hear if others have experienced this also.
  4. I Cheated

    Lexi, There is gluten free mac-n-cheese.  It's in most grocery stores.  However, I haven't yet found a replacement for Church's chicken. 
  5. You have to consider the degree of how horrible each of us felt to understand that a slight improvement over our health was significant. I can say within a week I was feeling better. In a month's time I was feeling GREAT compared to where I had been. However, it still took a full year to find the all the hidden gluten in my diet and medicine cabinet (generic Ibuprofen). Overall, my health was much better, but I wanted more than just better. I wanted to get rid of all the GERD. I wanted to get rid of all the stomach swelling. I've eliminated vinegar, citric acid, aspartame and I'm down to one cup of caffeine a day. The GERD is gone (I'm taking nothing to control it). The only problem I have left is swelling when I eat rice flour. This week I've decided to eliminate rice. Stick with it. You'll see and feel the difference.
  6. Pf Chang's

    Unfortunately, the LaCantera restaurant in San Antonio doesn't understand the importance of gluten free. I ordered gluten-free lettuce wraps, gluten-free pork/beef fried rice and a gluten-free chocolate dessert. I noticed that gluten-free dessert did not contain a gluten free label. I was assured by the take out cashier it was gluten-free. Like everyone else who accidently gets gluten, I had the diaherra and bloating about 30 minutes after the meal. It's now 3 days later. I'm still bloated and in a fog. I have $30 worth of take out in my refrigerator that I won't eat. Has anyone else in San Antonio had problems with the LaCantera restaurant?