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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Hi love2travel, from my understanding the only thing that causes villi damage is ingesting gluten, then lactose intolerance as well as fructose intolerance (I have this) can occur. It's in-tact villi that are needed for these sugars to be broken down. Once the villi heal you can go back to enjoying those things again, but sometimes the healing may not be 100 percent so you would need to be careful with lactose and other sugars more permanently. I never had lactose intolerance until this year, when all my symptoms became magnified (when I believed my celiac started). Now one serve of milk sends me running.. Thanks to the other responses, I was of the impression that I needed to be violently ill for eating one slice of bread. It obviously isn't that simple, and as someone said above (I'm not quite sure how to directly reply to more than one post) I would need to eat gluten for an extended period of time. Which when I was, before going gluten-free, I was unwell everyday.
  2. I have a question about a gluten challenge. I am celiac assumed (positive DNA, symptoms on gluten diet and positive response to gluten-free diet). I didn't have the biopsy as I started on the diet, saw a response and my GE said there was no point if I was feeling better and just to assume I had celiac and remain gluten-free. He did say I could do a gluten challenge but didn't see the point as my symptoms had disappeared. Now, I am the curious type, and while I know that even if I had a negative biopsy nothing would change, I feel better off gluten so I would continue to eat gluten-free, sometimes my mind just asks what if? So tonight, after being 100 percent gluten-free for 4 months I ate a slice of bread to see if I would have any response. I expected nausea, stomach ache, basically all the things I had when I was eating gluten before. However nothing. It's been a a couple of hours and not even one cramp. My question is, for those of you who are celiac confirmed via biopsy, do you always have a negative response to gluten? How sensitive are you guys? And is it the same for everyone? I know I won't go back to eating a gluten diet again, however sometimes I wish I had a biopsy for confirmation. Thanks in advance
  3. Hi, I live in Australia, so I won't know where you need to go specifically, but I can tell you that I had my hydrogen breath test done at a lab at a hospital. Your general practitioner should be able to guide you to where a clinic is. It is a fairly lengthy test, for me it took 3 days in total. First day was a control test day, which basically ensures that you will respond correctly (by producing the required hydrogen gasses). The second and third day I was tested for lactose and fructose intolerance.
  4. Saying Hello From Australia

    Thanks for your replies everyone GottaSki, I am really hoping that by going gluten-free my eyes will improve. Every morning, and if I ever have to get up in the night (and with 5 kids this happens more than I would like) I cannot open my eyes at all. Too bad if the house was burning down or there was an intruder, it takes me 10 minutes of massaging my closed eyelids before they will open! Will check out the newbie 101 thread for sure. Hey GFinDC your username also has a catchy ring
  5. Hi everyone, I have been browsing this forum for a while and have decided to join and share my experiences. I have been gluten-free for 3 months and feel a lot better. I still struggle with high fat meals and excess lactose, but am hoping this will all clear soon. I'm hoping to learn more about other celiacs who may struggle with associated autoimmune diseases. I have been told by my doc I probably have early sjogrens disease. I don't cope too well with the probably part and don't like the thought of waiting but what can I do! In the mean time I would like to say how much I have learned just from reading through these posts, and look forward to chatting with you all