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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. Anyone Deal With Gastritis?

    My gastritis didn't stop until I eliminated tea -- especially hot tea. I'm not sure why the hot bothers me worse than the iced tea, but it does. I also have problems with coffee.
  2. Anxiety/recovery

    I'm so sorry you're going through this! For me, the anxiety went away quickly -- but not all of it. I found that like many celiacs, dairy also gives me problems. When I cut out gluten and ALL dairy, I went from being extremely anxious and self-condemning to having a calm and peaceful mind. For this, I thank God!
  3. I'm a fan of NOW Foods' vitamins, but their B complex says that although it does not have gluten containing ingredients, it is manufactured in a facility that processes gluten. Having had a reaction to something that came off a shared line before (although it was NOT from NOW Foods), I'm concerned enough to be looking for a good B complex without a risk of cross contamination. Can anyone recommend a good B complex and B-12 supplement?
  4. Regarding beans...you have to be careful with them. Some varieties are grown in the same fields with barley. In my last bag of pinto beans, I found 3 or 4 pieces of barley. Because of this, I don't eat any beans I don't sort myself. In other words, no canned beans -- even if they're labeled gluten free (I don't actually think I have ever seen that were). Almost every batch of pintos I've ever sorted had some barley in it.
  5. Negativity?

    I get SUPER self-critical when I'm glutened. I mean really, really bad! I tell myself over and over how worthless I am. Just like you, I can't get it out of my head. When I haven't been glutened, I'm as calm and happy as can be.
  6. What Supplements Do Take?

    I've been gluten free since diagnosis about a year and a half ago. I'm currently taking: vitamin D -- was diagnosed with low levels magnesium -- started taking this as a result of a recommendation I read somewhere calcium -- I can't tolerate dairy CoQ10 -- was diagnosed with low levels vitamin A -- just started this yesterday. If I'm not eating TONS of vitamin A containing foods, my skin gets bad. Sorry for the typo in the thread title. I was typing while tired!
  7. I'm curious to know which supplements everyone takes and why.
  8. My sister (who at least as far as we know does not have Celiac) was on a thyroid med and was doing fine on it, and then out of the blue she started having all kinds of horrible reactions to dairy. Two docs have told her that they think the manufacturer changed something in the formulation that damaged her gut and caused her problems. She got off of it, and has been gradually recovering.
  9. Increased Hair Growth

    My eyebrows filled back in and I noticed a big difference in my body hair. I think the hair on my head has also increased in quantity (I had lost quite a bit over the years, but fortunately, I had a lot to start with).
  10. Chef That Wants Your Feedback

    I can't eat out with my husband...ever. I used to eat out at one place that is very, very careful, but wound up getting glutened there eventually. That was about 2 months ago, and I'm still not over the after-effects. I can't afford to risk it. The only place I would consider eating out from now would be s a 100% dedicated gluten-free restaurant (there isn't one in my town, and there are not too many of them in existence in this country). I would love to be able to eat out again! I also have multiple intolerances. Dairy is a definite no-no for me. As a result, all my food is pretty much just fresh meat, vegetables, and fruit. Not that that's bad or anything, it's just limiting. I don't know if this will be relevant to your or not, but I'd just really be happy with some great dishes that contain neither gluten or dairy. It's a one-two punch because most recipes contain at least one of the two.
  11. Kavinace For Glutening

    Nope, didn't know that. I only have anxiety following a glutening (beginning within minutes of exposure), and it follows a predictable pattern, so I'm guessing it's that and not my thyroid. The first time I took Kavinace it didn't do anything for me either. The next time I took two. Two seems to help blunt the edge of the anxiety some for me.
  12. My functional medicine doc suggested that Kavinace might help me when accidentally glutened. It actually does seem to help some with the raging anxiety I get following a glutening. Anyone else have any experience with it good or bad, or know anything that might make it a bad idea to use?
  13. Anxiety 100% gone unless I get glutened -- then it's back instantly. (I have to note that dairy also gives me anxiety, so I avoid it too). For me, the sequence when I get glutened is anxiety, then depression, then tiredness. After three days, these acute symptoms pass. Before I gave up gluten, it was just constant anxiety all the time.