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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. I have been on the core program and the flex program. I am on flex now. I only do online. I find it is very easy to follow boing gluten free. You pretty much just stick to 5 fruits, 3 dairy, and you have soo many points in a day. You can eat whatever you want as long as you track points. I did the meetings about 5 years ago, and it didn't work for me. Now, I just started the online program 5 weeks ago, and I know that it's going to work this time!! Good luck!!
  2. In my early days as celiac before I knew I had it, i would do that all the time. I would just go into the bathroom and vomit and feel better immediately.
  3. Muscle Twitches

    I agree, try upping the potassium intake. Another food that has potassium is peaches. I try to eat both once a day. Sometimes I make vanilla pudding and cut up peaches and bananas and throw them in the pudding. Makes a yummy night time TV snack.
  4. Brain Fog

    Do you think maybe the migraines and brain fog are connected?
  5. Brain Fog

    I was wondering about the whole brain fog everyone occasionally lists as a symptom. Last night, I had something really weird happen. I don't know if it is associated with my celiac or not. First I got a bad headache and then I was talking to my kids but it was like what I wanted to say and what I was actually saying were 2 different things. i was making no sense when I was talking. This freaked me out soo bad that I ended up having an anxiety attack. Besides feeling a little dizzy today, I am okay talking. Would you say this is brain fog? I've had celiac for a long time now and have never experienced this... your comments are appreciated.
  6. Not A Good Day

    I am sorry you are having a hard time. Glutenfree packaged products like bagels, do not sit well with me either. I really have to make things from scratch. the only thing that does not bother me at all is the kinnickinnick donuts.But i can only eat one at a time. I bought some animal crackers from them, and I hope they don't bother me, cause when i was little, I loved those boxed ones. As for the thai kitchen stuff, as long as I don't eat a lot at once, I am fine. If I eat too much in one sitting, I have C. I think it is best to stick to fresh stuff that we make as much as we can.
  7. Thank you for the info!! It's good when we can all find something tasty!
  8. Trix

    I ate that for 3 days straight in the morning. I didn't have any major symtoms. I hope you don't. Sorry.
  9. Trix

    Are you sure that it does not contain wheat starch? I have a box with 75% less sugar, exp is sep 14 06, and the 4th ingredient from the last says wheat starch. I missed it at first, so i bought it. Just checking.
  10. Getting Pregnant

    I was Dx when I was 19, and I didn't really understand the disease too well. I was pretty much told to just stay away from bread and cookies and stuff like that. I still had a lot of symptoms but the bulk of it went away. I got pregnant for my son fairly easy and had a normal pregnancy. I had some symptoms just from not knowing all the hidden glutens and not looking at labels. But I was absorbing nutrients then. A couple years later, I got preg for my little girl. I had a lot of symptoms, but just dealt with them, mostly bloating and D. I was also under a lot of stress. My sister's baby passed away while I was pregnant. Her baby was 2 monthes old. That was a hard thing to deal with and I just got sicker. They decided my daughter was not thriving in my uterus and I had a c-section at 25 weeks preg. She weighed 1 pound. She's doing good now. She has a couple minor problems, like hearing loss and developmental delays. But she is cute as a button. I didn't fully understand the disease until last January when I started losing weight rapidly. I lost a total of 55 pounds in 5 monthes. I was hospitalized in June and that's when I found out about all the gluen foods i could not eat. I finally had my period again in September. Then I got pregnant again in October. I am 4 monthes pregnant and I feel great!!!!! I am totally gluten free. Last year was a pretty eventful year for my family!! I try not to think about what I can't eat and just focus on my life and family. I watch my kids closely for signs of the disease and see none yet. Good luck!!
  11. I've been getting little sores on my scalp recently. I think it is because of my shampoo. Maybe I am more sensitive lately. What kind do you all use? Your responses are greatly appreciated!
  12. Apt. With Nutritionist Last Night

    Ha Ha. I know what you mean! I've explained celiac to my family numerous times. My stepmother thinks that I can't have starch, as in potatoes. It's odd. I go to family functions where there is food and she thinks she's being nice to me by making brownies. She says here Shell, I made these for you. I'm like yeah, sure, thanks. I'll pass on those, I'd rather not be vomiting or have D for a week. As for the dietician, I've had 2 of those. One when I was first DX and she said I could have Kelloggs Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies. I got sicker. You never know what you are going to get!!!
  13. That is soo right that you said that you could not stand yourself, because I remember on one occasion I actually told my doctor those exact words!!!! She put me on depression meds back then. They didn't help too well.
  14. Binge Eating

    I've gained some weight since going gluten free, i think because I am absorbing nutrients now and i was not before. I too binge occasionally.. I agree with the whole potato chip thing!!
  15. That article is soo true. I am soo much more calm and easier to live with now that i am gluten free. I used to be hot headed and fly off the handle a lot. My mind is much more clear now. Now, I find that I am just soo much more patient. Soo, being gluten free does have it's benefits!