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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. funny you should mention this......i used to get that in the same exact areas. i am not diagnosed by a dr as having celiac (negative blood results), but i believe that i definitely have some sort of intolerance as my symptoms indicate gluten/wheat intolerance. in any case, after changing my diet, i no longer get the swollen lymph nodes. i did have my dr check me and i was fine. you should do the same just to be on the safe side. otherwise maybe it will get better soon after being gluten free for some time. good luck to you.
  2. i was told by my dr that if i ingested something that caused my allergic reaction, to take pepcid as it also works like an antihistamine in the gut. but i'm not sure if pepcid is gluten free or not. i only took it when i had my huge hive breakout and stopped taking it after that. now if i have gut issues i just drink peppermint tea and tums or lemon water. i always take a daily antihistamine such as zyrtec. and when zyrtec doesn't work i take a benedryl on top of that. if you are not on antihistamines, maybe you should have allergy testing done. that will tell you if you have any food allergies.
  3. wow that definitely does sound like an allergy. make sure to keep benedryl on hand just in case it gets worse. hope you figure it out. good luck and hope you feel better soon.
  4. the tongue swelling happens to me usually a day or two after i eat pasta, bread, or beer. but i'm not sure if that's your cause b/c you said you went gluten free. it could be a different food that isn't agreeing with you. when i tell my dr's about my swollen tongue they look at me like i'm crazy and i'm making it up and i've told the emergency room at the hospital, my allergy dr. and my primary dr. and no one can explain it, so i just pay attention to what i've eatin that was different that may have caused it. it usually doesn't happen immediately after eating. sometimes it happens the day after eating pasta or bread or a new food that i haven't eaten before or in a while. stress also makes me flare up. i take zyrtec daily and I find that drinking peppermint tea and eating a tums before bed helps my swollen tongue come down a bit. i think it has to do with my stomach. not sure if that's same for you, but just try to pay attention when it happens and what you ate prior to it happening even what you ate the day before it happens. i would also say you should contact your dr. just to get a checkup just in case it gets worse. my dr. did give me an epipen just in case it were to ever get really bad. good luck to you and hope your symptoms improve.
  5. Peppermint Tea & Tums

    I relate the hives and tongue swelling to ingesting gluten, wheat products, beer, etc. Seems to happen after I eat pasta, breads, and sometimes other foods that tend to bother my stomach.
  6. Hi All, My experience recently has been that having a cup of peppermint tea, zyrtec, and then a tums before bed helps alleviate tummy issues and sinus congestion at bedtime. The zyrtec is to control my hive breakouts. I don't do all these things at the same time. I space it all out in a couple hours before bed. I believe it also helps with my occassional tongue swelling. Has anyone found relief doing this also? And do you think it is ok to do this every night? Am I on to something here? Thanks, Lillian
  7. i bought the silk almond milk and it didn't really agree with me for some reason, maybe it is one of the ingredients that bothered me.
  8. mine seem to be: bananas apples clementines eggs chicken salmon asparagus homemade soup salad gluten free rice cakes natural peanut butter natural jelly w/no added sugar gluten free/lactose free cheese
  9. Night Terrors

    the sleep paralisis dreams are scary! i get those and i hate them...they freak me out!
  10. i know the peanut butter granola bars my husband purchases give me major stomach bloating. i can't tolerate them at all. i didn't want to eat gluten again either after i started to feel better for my bloodtest, but i got the tests done anyway. everything came back normal. i'm just sticking with what makes me feel well.
  11. Cheese Safe?

    i eat the cabot cheeses that are labelled gluten and lactose free.
  12. Is Anyone Here Rh-negative?

    i believe i am rh negative as well. i was told that when i experienced my miscarriage.
  13. Questions.....

    how long did it take you to come off the antihistamines? i hate taking them everyday, but i do for itchy skin and hives. how did you know when you could officially stop taking them? i never used to have any seasonal allergies at all. now everything bothers me and even dust. it's very frustrating. thanks.
  14. Questions.....

    Thanks everyone for the detailed explanation. That was a great help! I have another question: how many of you are on a daily antihistamine? I have been on daily antihistamine since my hive breakout back in august 2012.
  15. Night Terrors

    extemely interesting...i had never known this before. this explains why i probably always feel faint! especially after that darn detox thing i tried. i actually left work early today b/c i told my boss i felt faint. everything i am reading on this forum is really helpful! it's all making sense now.