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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. So, I've been doing searches all week but I can't find any reasonable responses. So I thought I would reach out to the forum. I've been diagnosed with celiac disease for 2 years. And I'm pretty legit at controlling it. My numbers have all normalized and I don't really have too many issues. With the exception of nerve issues from time to time in my arms and frequent belching. I've been trying to figure this out for a year now. My gastro referred me to a nutritionist and I was talked into mrt / leap. Im on day 7 and I'm not noticing anything different. Still belching. Water is the worst. But this specialized diet is miserable. It's carb heavy and restrictive. Has anyone actually had a good experience that can be attributed to this test? It seems like I'm wasting my time. But I don't want to give up if there's hope.
  2. What do you guys think about this new test/study in the world of alcohol? http://beerandwinejournal.com/tag/clarity-ferm/ I've read through it and it seems kind of promising. Especially for homebrews. Thanks, Jesse
  3. I think I am developing thyroid problems but I was wondering if anyone could relate to this story and how I should present it to my doc. He's a pretty nice guy but sometimes I feel like he thinks I am making up a lot of my symptoms. For the past few weeks my hands and feet have been getting really cold. Then my pulse slowed down. Resting is now between 50 and 65 (which is borderline normal) It's possible I am just getting more fit but unlikely as my cardio has been reduced. Because I also have been having bouts of being lightheaded. I worked out for 20 minutes on the bike this morning and got kind of dizzy. I had a cardio check up about 6 months ago and everything came out okay. That's when I found out I had GERD. I also have SIBO. It's a wonderful time! The other day I had muscle aches throughout my body which were kind of like the flu. This happened about 6 weeks before that. I thought maybe I had accidentally been contaminated but nothing in my food history stood out. I'm also dealing with high anxiety... so I'm trying to control all this and keep perspective. I tested my Thyroid last feb and august before that and the results were as follows: TSH, HIGH-SENSITIVITY 0.550 - 4.780 uIU/mL my value: 0.945 my value: 0.891 I know we're all different. And I don't' really have it all that bad. it's just kind of nerve racking and was hoping someone had some advice before I call my doc here in a little bit. Thanks, Jesse
  4. Restaurants In Columbus Ohio?

    I agree. I eat Portias at least once a week. Everything is gluten free and vegan so you don't have to worry about ordering off the menu. . I also enjoy the Papaya Fusion Grill. The owner, Burt, is a super nice guy and goes the extra mile when it comes to allergens. The menu is kind of limited for celiacs but I feel safe there. I've literally been there 50 times over the past 2 years and only had 2 accidents because of new workers. Now I just make sure he's watching over the orders. One time was my fault as I wanted my fish cooked a little longer and I forgot to tell the lady it was gluten-free. Tuesday night is always Under the Dome (on DVR) and papaya night.
  5. So my doctor switched up my medication and I'm now taking Rabeprazole from TEVA. The pharmacist did not know the gluten-free status so I tried to call the company and their hours are 8 to 5. Of course, I will call them tomorrow but I wanted to take a dose before 8 AM tomorrow to get this acid business under control. Does anyone take this or know its status? Thanks! Jesse
  6. Yeah, I've been raging pretty hard over these "scientific" social media ads lambasting the gluten free lifestyle (regardless of the reason). Who cares? It's no ones business and it's certainly not hurting anyone other than the person partaking in the diet. (which is isn't). Oh, you don't like to hear someone talking about gluten free? It's annoying to you? Well deal with it and go talk to someone else or mind your own damn business. I heard the same stuff when I was vegetarian (for ethical reasons). I still would be if it wasn't so hard/inconvenient to find protein. UGH
  7. I had a nightmare I went out to a bar and had a grilled cheese with a lot of beer the other night. I woke up in a panic anticipating the symptoms. It happens to the best of us. Especially when it's on our mind all the time.
  8. Both my dog and cat are grain free. My other cat is also grain free but having some issues with his diet, so that's just something that needs to be worked out. Pets need the right foods just like humans. You'll be fine. It's going to be rough at first, especially with kids, but you'll figure out a routine that works for you. I went militant my first year. (still kind of am) but that doesn't mean you have to be paranoid about everything. Hope it gets better. Love your pets! Jesse
  9. Herseys Xl Almond Bar

    Phew. I'm visiting relatives and have been sooooo good. Figured a treat was in order.
  10. Anyone know if this herseys xl almond bar is gluten free? Their site says just the 1.5 oz but no word on xl? The ingredients on the bar look okay.
  11. Yup, although I credit vegetarianism for actually helping me diagnose Celiac disease. Back when I was fat and happy I didn't give diet much of a thought. Then when I went vegetarian/vegan for a slight period of time - all the increased wheat products really kicked my behind. That's when I decided to go to the doctor and receive the dreaded diagnosis. I had to add meat back in because meals were already too limited and boring without the meat. I still feel slightly guilty about it... but we have to do what we have to do to survive. Even though I know I could get by with out... my character is too weak. Thanks, Jesse.
  12. Strange Sensation In Neck, Anyone Have This?

    I think it might be from the incessant burping/belching. It's definitely annoying. but I'll look into those issues. I don't eat much dairy at all, but a bit here and there. That would also be annoying. Thanks for replying and take care!
  13. I was hoping someone on this board might be able to relate and point me in the proper direction. Over the past few months I have had a strange sensation on the left side of my neck. Sometimes it' s near the base of the neck and sometimes near the jawline? I am thinking maybe a muscle. I went to the doctor for this and he recommended a specialist. My lymph nodes were not swollen and I tested fine for thyroid issues. The feeling is not really a numbess, not really an ache and not really swollen. It's a combination of those feelings and something I've never felt before and not able to explain properly. So, of course the ENT thought I was crazy and was more concerned with my sinus issues. Maybe related? I don't know. I don't really know if this is related to Celiac or not but I was just curious if anyone's ever experienced anything similar and could point me to any reading about it. When it gets really bad it keeps me up at night. I also get this feeling in my arms. Not really numbness and not really pain. Like a heavy/goosebump/flushing feeling. My mind also starts racing and I have to calm down and just go to sleep. It takes a while. The only thing different in my life is that I did get a kitty recently who I've been keeping in the spare room until I can get here on the grain free food. I've pet her and shown her love a couple times but be sure to wash my hands after. But who knows? Thanks for any advice! Jesse
  14. Yup, I take Tylenol with no problems. It was on the gluten free list of medications last time I checked. Always check the labels though
  15. About a year ago my doctor told me that my TTG IGA score was 700. However, I haven't seen anyone else with that high a number floating around here. Is that even possible or was he exaggerating? (I was never released this test. I didn't even think to ask for it) I then dropped to 45 after going gluten free. (I now keep my tests on record). Now I'm at 15 and shrinking. It's been a month and a half so hopefully my next test will put me at reasonable levels. I was just more curious if I actually dropped from 700 to normal levels in a little under a year. Jesse