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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. Amazon (the big company that starts with an A, where you can get stuff mailed to you through Prime lol)
  2. I don't blame you for being careful. I break out in hives EVERYWHERE when I topically use non-gluten free products. It is absolutely terrible, plus it makes my eczema flare up. I once had to leave the house with a huge hive on my forehead, my lip swollen, and hives down my back because of a shampoo. I since started using "Everyone" shampoo, conditioner, and soap. It is gluten free (certified), cruelty free, vegan, and made with no sulfates, harsh chemicals, or parabens. I get it on Amazon.com. I hope this helps!
  3. To reply to everyone in general... I did not say that Bounty supposedely has gluten in it, but that Brawny does. Bounty is supposedely gluten free. My friend, who also has Celiac's reacts every time she cooks her food on Brawny paper towels. She stopped using them and the symptoms went away. In order for me to know for sure, I wrote Brawny, but I have yet to receive a reply. She told me she has contacted quite a few companies. She told me which paper towels are supposedely gluten free. I decided to listen to her. I cannot have any part of the wheat or barley plant because I react to them. Even if an item is labeled gluten-free, and it has barley or wheat grass in it, I react to it...in a very bad way. They offered to have me tested for an allergy to the plant itself, but I told them no. I just decided it would be best to stay away, because obviously there's an issue there. The hairspray I was using, and the other three bottles all of the girls I was around were using, both times I reacted, all had wheat protein in them. That's why I had an issue. I was in a small room with them, but the issue still stands. I reacted. Bottom line. It does happen. Thank you for your responses. I hope I clearned any confusion up. I hope everyone has a wonderful day.
  4. No need to be insulting. You obviously don't have reactions with paper products. Some people heat food up on their paper towels, wipe their mouths with them, etc... This causes particles of the paper towels to get in their mouths. So does spray flying around in the air (in the eyes, breathing it in, in the mouth, etc...). Highly sensitive people have reactions to things like this. Have a nice day!
  5. I completely agree, but if I am going to make sure everything in my environment is gluten free (like my doctor stated), then I don't want anything in my air or on my furniture to contain it either. I think it would be silly to introduce that to my home for no apparent reason. So, I made sure, and since there were other people wondering on here, I figured I'd post the response I got. :-)
  6. I was using Brawny, the only decent and affordable paper towels on the market. Gluten free paper towels are Viva, Scott and Bounty. I am not sure about any more. Mardi Gras and Brawny definitely have gluten in them (holds them together). People say you don't have to worry about it, but when you wipe your mouth with your napkins or paper towels, particles of those towels get on your lips. If you are highly sensitive, this is not a good thing!
  7. Brawny contains gluten. Those are my favorite paper towels and the ones I had to stop using. Scott does not contain gluten (or Bounty), but Scott paper towels are not very soft or absorbent. Viva are also gluten free but I'm not sure about the corn.
  8. Actually, for some Celiac's, like myself, who are highly sensitive to all gluten, including the plant itself without the gluten (for example, the grass of wheat), it does matter. If I even breathe in hairspray (which usually has wheat protein in the ingredients), I get violently ill. Headaches, vomiting, blurred vision, etc... Not all Celiac's are like that, I know, but I am, unfortunately. My doctor even recommended I check which type of paper towels I was using because some contain gluten.
  9. Hello! I came across this topic when I was curious about the same thing the other day. I couldn't find any information on the internet, so I wrote SC Johnson, and within 24 hours got 3 replies. After I gave them the codes on the bottle, they wrote me back and this was their reply: Hi again, Kristina. We searched on UPC 46500 72375, and can verify that this Pledge® cleaner it is NOT FORMULATED to contain: Gluten, Barley, Wheat, Rye or Oats. Additionally, you can learn more about our ingredients at WhatsInsideSCJohnson.com. If we can assist further, we'd welcome a reply. Kind regards, Denise Consumer Relationship Center SC Johnson, A Family Company USA 1-800-558-5252 | scjohnson.com Canada 1-800-558-5566 | scjohnson.ca This was from the Pledge Dust and Allergen.
  10. Revlon Hair Products

    There're stages 1, 2, 3, 3a, 3b, and 3c when it comes to how far the disease has progressed...meaning how much damage it has done. I am at stage 3c. Maybe I worded it wrong. Sorry. Also, I live in Germany, so I don't see a US doctor for this. They may have a different way of "classifying" the damage that gluten has done to the body. Thanks for the information! I am going to pick up Garnier today. Looked at it online and they have my color too, so that's great! :-)
  11. Revlon Hair Products

    Thanks everyone. My doctor said that I need to watch everything I put on my skin, breathe in, etc... I am HIGHLY sensitive and in the most progressive stage of Celiac's at this point. He pretty much told me to not even look at gluten. Ha! That is why I am so concerned right now. Thank you Ravenwoodglass! I will go take a look at their products. I already have a box of Revlon though, and I've given away enough crap already. I am also wondering if the hair dye is what is causing my hair to fall out so much. Did anyone else have this problem? I am using organic, gluten free shampoo and conditioner, so it can't be that.
  12. Yeah. I have quite a few other Celiac's in my family. I had my kitchen and WHOLE house gluten-free before I was even diagnosed. I actually diagnosed myself, took it to the doctor, and he confirmed it with blood tests and a biopsy. I have started to feel better late this afternoon, so not sure what it could have been. I am still a little confused on certain products, but I have steered clear of things like that. I haven't eaten out either. Just got a call from the hubby though, and he says he isn't feeling well either. Maybe it is a stomach bug. I guess I won't know until my body is completely healed. Then, as I have heard, it is much easier to sense when and how you are glutened. Thanks for the help! I will definitely go check out the newbie forum!
  13. I also live in Germany though, and there has not been a serious stomach bug outbreak here.
  14. Well, obviously, that's a possibility. lol I just wanted to know if anyone else had symptoms soon after they were diagnosed, although they hadn't consumed anything they weren't supposed to. I've been light headed and tired too though, which is common for me when glutened. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow.
  15. Hi everyone! I was diagnosed a couple of weeks ago and have been completely gluten free since. I have not had any gluten in my diet, but I have been sick for the last two days. Yesterday was not horrible, but today I am tired again, have diarrhea, and my gut is making tons of noises. I have been getting better and better the last two weeks with almost none of these symptoms. I can't figure out where the gluten could have come from (and I am 99% sure I haven't consumed any). Is there any other reason I may be getting the common symptoms of being glutened although I wasn't? Thank you for you help!