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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. Just Diagnosed. Kind Of In Denial About It.

    Oh my gosh yes. I did that just yesterday. I work for Pizza hut and brought home a ton of free breadsticks. I got sick and tired and grabbed a bag yesterday to prove I could do it...was up until midnight with anxiety and severe bloating...serves me right.
  2. If you want to make a HUGE change in your vitamin D levels, you should be taking 1,000 IUs for every 40lbs of body weight.
  3. I am still quite new to this whole digestive issue thing...but I am trying to get on the right track ASAP. What probiotics do you use and what digestive enzymes do you recommend?
  4. Definitely a bit tired today......so far a whole week without being glutened.

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      Yay for the 1 week success!

  5. Also... I found this little poster on being mentally strong I want to share Be Mentally Strong 1.) Don't waste time feeling sorry for yourself 2.) Dont give away your power 3.) Dont shy away from change 4.) Dont waste energy on things I cant control 5.) Dont worry about pleasing everyone 6.) Dont fear taking calculated risks 7.) Dont dwell on the past 8.) Dont make the same mistakes over and over 9.) Dont resent other people's successes 10.) Dont give up after first failure 11.) Dont fear alone time 12.) Dont feel that the world owes you anything 13.) Dont expect immediate results
  6. Oh Belle, I have wanted to post something similar for days (pulling up a chair now) but didn't want to seem like the debbie downer. Great to know that I'm not the only one who sheds a tear occasionally regarding this. I am young as well...ripe ole age of 23. Things were great relationship wise until this appeared. Granted I never felt well, but I can put up a pretty good mask. Shopping and cooking were easy. There were never arguments about food... EVER. Last night I was going to make some amazing spaghetti and meat sauce with quinoa noodles. I let my roommates know that I was going to make dinner and was told, "If it has gluten-free noodles, I am not eating it." They didn't mean it in a "this is gross" type of way but more of a "you have to eat those kind of noodles, we don't want to take that away from you." I already feel like an inconvenience to the rest of the world and now inside my home. I know it is an adjustment for everyone in my life, not just myself...but it sure isn't easy. I notice my blood sugar dropping more rapidly than I used to and because it's all an adjustment, I don't like how I feel just yet. It's better but certainly different. It makes me crazy emotional, I just want to feel better and not feel left out!
  7. Newly Diagnosed

    Colleen- I had been treated for anxiety/panic disorder and acid reflux separately. Since going gluten free the last 3 weeks, both have subsided significantly! I wish I would have known years ago....
  8. Ridiculous Conversations

    I have really bad issues with CC and its funny when people like my mom will be like: "Oh, I'll just scrape the pumpkin part off for you and I'll eat the crust part." Erm..no, they touched. Its like talking to people about food cooties. I went to Taco Bell last week and they were being super awesome about my food...then the lady goes "Well our beef has it in it..in fact all beef has gluten in it..you should stop eating beef." Lady, 10 seconds ago you did not know what gluten was...and now you are telling me which foods its in??? BTW taco bell ground beef does have tons and tons of gluten in it (wheat and gluten) are labeled separately on their label.
  9. I had to do this with my roommates just last week. When I get panic attacks, I end up on the couch in the living room instead of my bed. They understand that it has been a rough night by that point. My male roommate nathan actually wanted to know more. He wanted to make sure that he wasn't hurting me and wanted to help when he could. I sat down and explained what gluten is and what it is in (he thought it was in all foods). I give very specific instructions when in the kitchen and food is being made for all three of us. When I am not feeling good, he doesn't usually ask about the symptoms but he will ask how he can help. I don't know if you need to go into gory details because I think they get it, but they more or less want to know how to help you feel better.
  10. How To Overcome The "wants" + Anxiety

    Oh man...Thanksgiving was rough but surprisingly (at least I am surprised) that I made it without being glutened or giving in!! That stuffing and green bean casserole really really made it tempting but I did everything in my power to stay away. My family even bought Schar's Ciabatta rolls so that I could have some bread...let me tell you, G.R.O.S.S. Gluten free food isn't anything compared to the glutenfull food, but I don't mind Not feeling horrible after every meal. :-)
  11. How To Overcome The "wants" + Anxiety

    NoGlutenCooties--you rock. I have always kinda struggled with weight..I'm hoping that celiac is the cure (weird to think that) but at least everything I am eating is super healthy now. We will live longer without all that gunk in our intestines
  12. I work for a chiropractor in Wisconsin and we are always making connections about the body and different traumas it goes through. I was tracing back my medical history for the last few years and I think I have finally made a connection with everything. When I was little, I broke my arm and had to have two surgeries. Then I broke it again, another two surgeries. The break was so bad that those two turned into four surgeries. In the 6th surgery, the doctor got my ulnar nerve stuck and I lost function of my hand. Then in 2011 I had another surgery to fix all the nerve damage. During surgery number 7, I was given an absurd amount of medication to keep me from getting so sick afterwards. I was then put on Vicodin post op. Within a week I had some severe anxiety and digestive issues. I stopped eating for about a week because I was so afraid of food. I was put on a medication for the digestive issues and then put on a medication for my anxiety...never once considering that they may be connected. Fast foward a few years and I am diagnosed with Celiac. As soon as I went gluten free I noticed that my anxiety would disappear. If I got glutened, welcome panic attacks again. None of this started until my last surgery. Now, in no way am I saying that everyone who has a trauma would get celiac or that everyone with celiac had a trauma, but there has to be some sort of connection.
  13. I took two boxes of garden veggie Quinoa and cooked it with some onion, shredded zucchini and then tossed it with some gluten-free spaghetti sauce. Put it in a pan at 350 for 30 minutes then added mozz cheese and put it back in until bubbly. DELICIOUS!
  14. For those who are interested in learning about your digestive health and the rise in celiac disease in our country...check this out! http://toyourhealth.com/mpacms/tyh/article.php?id=1895