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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. This sounds like me. I had iron def anemia, elevated liver enzymes, abd pain with bloating and burping all the time. I had celiac negative blood and negative biposy. I took iron supplements for 3months and my anemia improved, did all kinds of liver function tests and they can't find anything to explain the liver enzymes ( abd sono negative). GI doctor told me nothing is wrong with me. I got sad, then mad, then decided to develop my own treatment plan since I did not get any help from doctors. I decided that I felt best when I had an empty stomach so I started only having liquids. The thought was liquids would digest faster and be easier on me. I had a colonoscopy the same day as the biopsy, so my insides were empty. After a couple days, I started feeling better, then one day I felt horrible ( bloated burping, burning pain in my right upper abd). I looked at the bottle of juice I had just finished and it had barley in it. So I decided maybe the problem was gluten after all. Stared eatting gluten-free and felt immediately better. About 2 weeks later I felt like crap again. So now is it withdraw or something else entirely ? I was so happy when I was feeling so good, because I thought this is great " I can control it" and now this....I am worried that it won't ever get better now. I've been feeling bad for about 4 days now. It's not as bad as before I went gluten-free, but it's enought to worry me. I am afraid that I won't get better and that maybe I don't have my answer, but for now I am going to stick with it and see what happens. I hope that you are feeling better and that the enzymes help you, I have not tried any supplements at all. They took me off the iron, because my hgb went up. They have no explanation for the anemia either. I'm sorry your not feeling good, but I have hope from the people that have made the same comments about feeling good initially and then bad again It gives me hope that I will improve too. We just need to hold on for awhile longer. At least that's what I'm telling myself right now.
  2. Steak And Shake Southwest Chicken Salad

    There is a Bob Evans near by and I have eaten there once and they were great. I didn't have any problems. I don't think I'll be going back to steak and shake anymore. quote name="notme!" post="881105" timestamp="1374767339"]i just read the title of this thread to my hubs and said "am i eating that?" and he said 'NOOOOO' lolz - i probably will never eat any sort of fast food again. it only takes one mistake to knock you down, and (in my opinion) they don't pay fast food slingers enough $$ to care enough to be ever so careful not to get crumbs, etc, (harmless in their minds, in their defense) onto your food without you even knowing it. i *do* still eat out, but i am picky! picky! and it's not that often. do you have any other choices of restaurants?
  3. Steak And Shake Southwest Chicken Salad

    That might be. Something sure got me and that's all I ate that day. After that I spent the rest of the day in pain and didnt eat anything else. Starting to feel better today, but I still have a ways to go to feel good again. I was so amazed at how good I felt after I went gluten free that when I started to have pain yesterday, I panicked. When i could not identify exactly what caused it, i was affraid that i was going back to the way i felt before and would have to start all over again trying to find a "fix". I've only been gluten-free for a little over a month and have not eaten out but a couple times. This is the second time that I've messed up. The first time I knew what I had eaten right away, but when I couldn't pin point a cause it worried me. The next time we try to eat out, we'll go somewhere else, at least until I get better at this.
  4. Steak And Shake Southwest Chicken Salad

    These are listed separately : Corn and Black Beans Corn, Black Beans (Black Beans, Water), Poblano , Red Bell Peppers, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Soybean Oil, Distilled Vinegar, Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Egg Yolks, Buttermilk, Salt, Garlic Juice, Whey, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate (Added As Preservatives), Monosodium Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Natural Butter Flavor, Polysorbate 60, Lactic Acid, Dehydrated Onion, Spices, Titanium Dioxide, and Calcium Disodium EDTA (Added To Protect Flavor). Contains: milk, eggs Fried Tortilla Strips Ground corn treated with lime, water, cellulose gum, propionic acid (to preserve freshness), benzoic acid (preservative), phosphoric acid (to preserve freshness), guar gum, amylase, artificial coloring (dextrose, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #5, and FD&C Yellow #6).
  5. So what am I missing? Is the gluten in the ranch dressing? The web site says the ranch dressing is gluten free but it also says there is wheat in the southwest chicken salad. I'm a little lost here. "Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad Grilled Chicken Fillet, Lettuce Blend, Pico de Gallo (Tomatoes, Red Onions, Jalapeno Peppers, Cilantro, Lime Juice), Corn, Black Beans, Fried Tortilla Strips, Cheddar-Jack Cheese, Chipotle Sauce, Lime, and Ranch Dressing. Contains: wheat, milk, soy, eggs" Maybe the " buttermilk ranch dressing " listed as gluten free is different than the ranch dressing in the salad? Jo