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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. dilettantesteph -- Your posting gives me hope! I think we're doing very well on the gluten-free part, but the GERD is quite challenging. Well, the milk and egg allergy is also difficult but I just never know when something is going to trigger the GERD. He had orange sorbet the other night...gluten, milk and egg free. BUT it had orange juice concentrate in it. It was a horrible experience for him. Of course, I think to myself..."You shouldn't caught that!" and I feel terrible. If you have any other ideas w/ regards to foods your son had success with, please send along! Pork chops is also a favorite of my son's as well. He's also eating more salad these days, which I think is good. How did they know your son had GERD? Did they do any acid level testing? When he ingested gluten, was the GERD the only symptom he had? What did you give him to soothe his burn when this happened? Thank you so much for your response!
  2. Hi! My son was just recently dx'd w/ Celiac and he's allergic to milk and eggs. He also has GERD/Reflux, so when he eats something spicy or acidic, it just burns really bad. I was concerned that when he had these episodes or exposure to milk or eggs that it would delay/impact the healing process (relating to celiac and the villi). They said "no"...it would not impact him and it is a separate problem in itself. Hope this helps and good luck!
  3. Hello! My son has Celiac and GERD/Reflux and my father-in-law has a severe case of GERD as well. My father-in-law has completely eliminated coffee (and tea) as well as soda from his diet and he is now able to eat things that he used to never be able to eat. So it's clear that some healing did indeed take place upon eliminating those 2 items. All of the reading I've done on GERD states that coffee and soda are big no-no's. I know it's hard to give them up, but as long as you keep agitating your esophagus, you're healing will be delayed. I heard a product called DGL helps people heal. I just ordered a bottle for my son last night. Crossing my fingers b/c he is in a lot of pain. Good luck!
  4. Hi! I am new to this forum but am so relieved to be here. My little guy (age 6) was just recently diagnosed with Celiac solely based upon his TTG and EMA results (extremely elevated). We're actually going in for the biopsy in a few weeks to draw a final conclusion. I'm not doubting the Celiac diagnosis as I had removed gluten from his diet a few months ago and he turned into a new person. He went from being shy and removed to being a normal, energetic 6 year old. Just so you know, I figured this all out b/c he had a RAST test last year and was allergic to milk, eggs and wheat. Wheat was the final item we had eliminated. So that brings me up to today. In addition to being allergic to milk and eggs, he also cannot eat marinara sauce or drink orange juice. Anything acidic will just tear him up inside. The dietician tells me that this is a pretty clear case of GERD or Reflux and that the Celiac may have caused this. I'm wondering if there is anyone out there who is in a similar situation and if so, how did you begin the healing process? He is having an endoscopy in a few weeks as well as acid level testing. As a mom, I am extremely challenged with feeding him. It seems as if every time I turn around, he has a reaction to something. Quite honestly, the the gluten free part is the easiest for me to manage. Finding gluten free that is dairy free and egg free is very difficult. I just need a break!! Tracey