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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. hello! can anyone help me out with information that you may have.... For the past few months I've been drinking Senseo coffee with that fancy machine that uses the coffee pods... and, then, I read somewhere that the adhesive used to make the pods could contain gluten?? So, I emailed Senseo.... and their respose was: "We can NOT state that our product is 100% gluten free." So.... even though I haven't gotten 'sick' from the coffee, I would hate to be putting trace amounts of gluten in my body every day.... Anyone know anything or have advice???? Thank you!! Samantha
  2. thank you Jen for taking the time to put together that very thoughtful list! And, thank you everyone else for the awesome support and suggestions. I feel more equipped and positive now! It is great to have this type of support. thanks happy friday. sam
  3. hello! i have been scanning all of the wonderful posts for the past few months or so. what supportive folks you all are! I decided since I'm going to deal with celiac disease for life, I will probably need some support along the way, so, I finally registered. I have many questions..... I was diagnosed a year ago/ kind of. negative blood test. but, my endoscopy results showed "enlarged lymphocytes- possible celiac sprue". my doc. told me that I more than likely had celiac disease. i asked what else would cause enlarged lymphocytes and he said "nothing". He told me to go gluten-free for 6 months and if my sickness abated, then it was Celiac. So, I guess that was my diagnosis. I was in denial for a few months, but, being sick all the time got really annoying. I thought I could just limit gluten. But, I have found out since, that is NOT the case. Now, if I accidentally get a few crumbs on something or accidentally eat a bite of something tainted, I get REALLY sick almost immediately. The reaction is much more severe now that I have eliminated the gluten. I am wondering if anyone relates. I want to see if anyone's symptoms are similar to mine-- because celiac disease is such a vague diagnosis-- I feel like I need to remind myself that I truly have this disease. I used to be sick all the time- bloated constantly, D, really tired, and my stomach always just hurt and was in pain. Since being gluten-free for about 7-8 months, when I get glutened, I throw up about 30 minutes after eating. And I also get severe gas on occasion. I also get extremely tired and depressed feeling. And- nauseas. Of course, all in all, I feel 500% better than I ever did. But- when it happens- it SUCKS! Did anyone elses symptoms change after going gluten-free? Also-- I'm just venting now because I don't personally know anyone who can relate. But- I have always been a huge food lover (which is why it devastated me to find out my limitations). And, lately, I am so bored with my food because I'm scared to eat anything different!! I am 25 and a single professional. So, I do not take the time to cook. And, I love eating out. But all i eat now is: French Fries, Mexican tortilla chips with lots of Queso, cheese enchiladas on corn tortillas, refried beans-- and LaraBars. That's it! Oh- and puffins cereal, which I am addicted to and made myself stop for a while. I just feel like it is so hard to even TRY to order safe at restaurants. I tried being adventurous yet safe last week and I ordered a Salmon Salad. turns out the salmon was blackened and must have had something bad in the seasoning. I spent the afternoon throwing up with the WORST fish taste in my mouth!! it was GROSS. sorry to share that- but, I just have to vent to someone who may feel my frustration. I know its not healthy to eat fries and cheese all day. but, everything else is so risky w/ contamination and added secret ingredients. I am fed up! I guess this is adequate for my first post and its mostly venting. but, if anyone took the time to read it and can relate, that would be helpful. thanks