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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. Luckily the bakery is at the opposite end of the store from the produce where I shop. I eat mainly whole foods and rarely eat out. I do like cereal for breakfast! Since I don’t have symptoms I don’t know when I’ve been CC’d. I probably avoid a lot more things than I need to since I can’t tell what is raising my antibodies. After 5 years my DGP IgA is much lower but just above the normal range. All the others started quite high and are now normal.
  2. GIG certified foods are supposed to be less than 10ppm. I only eat in completely gluten free restaurants, or two in my area that have procedures certified by GIG.
  3. Would you eat Certified Gluten Free cereal produced on shared equipment? I’ve been eating Nature’s Path gluten free cereal. It is certified gluten free. Labeling has a statement that it is made in a facility with peanuts, tree nuts and soy. But the website talks about how they clean their equipment before making gluten free cereals and discarding the beginning of the run (“How are Yur Products Manufactured”). http://us.naturespath.com/healthy-foods/controlling-your-diet/gluten-free That sounds like shared equipment. After several emails back and forth and finally a phone call I found that their cereals are made on shared equipment. I think their labeling is legal but quite deceptive, not including wheat in their statement about what is made in the facility. Would you trust the GIG certification process to ensure that the cleaning is really adequate and that the cereals are gluten free to the certified level? My antibody levels are super sensitive and I’m having trouble getting my DGP IgA down to normal, although I don’t get symptoms.
  4. What matters is not how you compare to others, but how you compare to the normal range for your test. Different test manufacturers use different scales. The IgA you refer to as being normal might be total IgA, not celiac-related IgA. Total IgA is often run with celiac tests to see if the celiac test is valid. (If total IgA is low a negative celiac-related IgA test may not be accurate).
  5. The endoscopy was negative for celiac, but showed inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis) and stomach (gastritis). R/O stands for rule out. Blood tests also negative for celiac.
  6. Icelandgirl, I think your doctor sounds reasonable. Your body is showing a genuine cholesterol issue (carotid partial blockage) and he is recommending lifestyle changes before drugs. I hope you can make a dietary adjustment that helps.
  7. I have a possible allergy to contrast dyes so my doctor prescribes pretreatment with prednisone and Benadryl.
  8. Oatmeal

    I don’t have obvious symptoms. My GI said I could try them for 6 months then retest my antibody levels.
  9. Some of Target's generics for Tylenol, Advil and Aleve are labeled gluten free.
  10. Congratulations. Keep up the good work.
  11. No, it won't tell you that, you'd have to call each manufacturer, if their website still lists it as a product. Based on the ingredients I found for sulfasalazine from one manufacturer (Greenstone) I'm not sure why it isn't safe, but that seems to be the consensus on the internet. Greenstone had starch but didn't list the source, that might be the problem. Or maybe it is how the active ingredient itself is produced, or maybe it is made on shared equipment, or...
  12. Here is the FDA list of manufacturers, if my link works. It is on the 4th page of "S" drugs. Just click on the drug name. methylprednisolone is on the 4th page of Ms. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/daf/index.cfm?event=browseByLetter.page&productLetter=S&ai=0 They may not all be making it any more, but this may be a place to start. The generic companies often have websites.