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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. I just wanted to say hang in there. And, keep insisting on testing until you figure out the problem. My daughter was diagnosed with Celiac at 2.5. She had been sick her entire life - vomiting blood, low weight gain, failure to thrive, reflux... on Prevacid and every time we tried to wean her off of it, she would start vomiting within two weeks. I fired one GI doc who said she was normal and went looking for the best I could find within an hour's drive. Even at that, she had been scoped twice and had various other tests with no diagnosis. We were at our wit's end... we KNEW that this was not "normal" so I kept pushing. Finally, on her third scope, she came up with Celiac. She had been gluten-free for only a week when she said "mommy, my tummy not hurt anymore" It broke my heart. Poor little girl didn't know life without pain. I knew we had our answer. Took her off Prevacid, weight gain was back on the charts, no more vomiting (even when she gets a bug, it's minimal now). Her Celiac panels are all normal now and we are down to once a year at the GI. I don't know if that is your daughter's issue or not, but my story is simply to say - keep looking. It took me two and a half years of insisting something wasn't right, but it was so worth it to have our answer and have our daughter healthy.
  2. I honestly don't remember the exact test. It was a quick look at it at the GI's office yesterday. I was going to call and have them send me the labs so I can be more specific. I guess I was concerned about other issues - not so much Celiac-related, but maybe other allergies or something? It was just strange to me that it changed. My 4 yo daughter (the first diagnosed with Celiac) has completely normal labs. Everything was high on diagnosis and everything is normal now - the response we'd expect, so when his came back different, it threw me.
  3. My 7 year old was diagnosed with Celiac via blood test and biopsy over a year ago. At the time, when he was eating gluten, his IgA was normal, but the other two (TTG and something else that I can't remember now) were super high. Since going gluten-free, those two have returned to normal, but the last two blood tests show his IgA as being high now when it wasn't before. Is there another reason why this particular marker would change when it appears that his Celiac is under control with the other two negative results and no symptoms. He is pretty sensitive to gluten - usually gets sick within 24 hours of ingesting it -- and it doesn't have to be a lot to make him sick. So, I'm pretty sure there's nothing sneaky going on. What else might cause this? Any ideas?
  4. We just happened to have some of the Enjoy Life soft baked snickerdoodle cookies tonight. My mother in law brought them for the kids over the holidays; we'd never had them before. Yum! I thought they were really good.
  5. My DS7 is really sensitive to cc (we can't do Amy's products anymore - he kept getting sick). I was wondering if this might be it, but they sometimes change ingredients before they change packaging, so I guess I'll have to wait and see. We may risk it again if I start seeing everyone say they're doing ok with them still in a few months.
  6. I'm dairy free and I love, love, love their chocolate coconut milk ice cream. I honestly don't feel like I'm missing out. And, yes, I sometimes pay $6 for the little tiny one, but it's oh so worth it. I won't buy anything else. My favorite milk alternative to drink is the silk dark chocolate almond milk (do you see a theme here? yes, I like my chocolate!).
  7. This is my first post, but I've found myself here many times while searching "Is [insert name of food I need to know RIGHT NOW] gluten free?" I've gotten a lot of help from all of you, thanks! I was just heating up some taquitos for the kids (I have 2 Celiacs) and thought it was about time for another verification, so I called the company and they told me that none of the Delimex taquitos are gluten free anymore. I asked why because I didn't see any questionable ingredients and I knew they used to be and she said it might be because they are on shared lines now - they did used to be gluten-free, but are not anymore. I apologize if this has been mentioned before, but everything I searched said that these were gluten free and they are not - at least according to the company. Now I have to figure out what to make for lunch - and I have a whole big Costco box of these - to feed the hubby now, I guess!