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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? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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. Obviously candy isn't good for anyone but Halloween is the exception of the year. That being said what is everyone's favorite candy for the night?! I'd like one night to indulge and not feel left out of the spooky night!
  2. When ordering from nuts.com and navigating to their gluten free section is it safe to buy anything off their "gluten free" list. How are the products packaged?
  3. Thanks Ennis I shall give it a try.
  4. Where do you do you find nutri- light. I actually wanted to ask you personally since I know you do not consume carbs or very minimal how would I approach that diet. Carbs I've realized are creating massive amounts of fatigue for me and reactive hypoglycemia. I just want to make sure I get in enough calories if I were to eliminate a majority of the carbs I eat. If like to stick to my fruit but everything else (esp the processed crap) is unnecessary
  5. Are mission corn tortilla chips safe? They of coarse say gluten-free and I've seen random posts about mission but some of the post were ancient history. Also is nutella safe?
  6. Lol ok great. I thought that was a bit of a dramatic question 😊now I can put my fall colors on my finger nails!
  7. Don't know if this is a weird question but nail polish on tinge nails. What are the rules. I don't worry about it on my toes obviously my toes aren't touching my food but do i have to use a specific brand if so. What are some brands you ladies out there use? I'm in the states. Don't know if that matters.
  8. Is Aldis gluten-free line safe? I know their items are marked gluten free such as the Gluten-Free brand. I tried calling but there was no phone line. Its so cheap so just wondering if anyone ever has problems with aldis brands. Also what are things you get at aldis
  9. I need an anti inflammatory gluten free brand. Or something like Tylenol. I am in pain and do not want to take heavy prescriptions. Anyone know what is gluten-free and if and how bad they are for digestion. Advil, Aleve, motrin or Tylenol. I know the NSAID's are the advil and aleve what do people prefer most. I know there are some of you out there with joint and bone pain.
  10. Ennis I looked up the nutritional deficiency list you posted. The only ones I was tested for was b1 (three numbers away from being out of range low), b2, b3 there was none detected in my system and I asked my doctor about this and he said its not accurate and never told me what to do about it. Vit E was fine along with magnesium but vit A was very low like one number away from deficiency. These were all checked in March so I am hoping some numbers went up, like my iron panel was severely low when first tested but has gone up to normal numbers except the ferritin. Which my doctor told me don't worry about. The other nutrients I have yet to get tested and hate that doctors only like to test for vit d ( that was insufficient last time and has gone up, from 20 to 43 and b12 which was 200 and has gone up to 400 (Ive been getting monthly injections). Which I don't think has done much of anything.
  11. Yes Plumbago, my Neutrophils are low in particular. I'm not on any medications or have a rash. No one in my family has auto immune problems except my great grandmother who had Rheumatoid arthritis so bad she had to move out west for the better weather. What does the urinalysis show? I had my ANA tested, twice (lol). I just feel completely sick and fatigue. I cant even explain it to doctors just a general feeling of malaise. Its up and down throughout the day. My blood pressure is extremely low in the middle of the night. I almost pass out going to the bathroom every night it is like clock work. The breathing problem makes me think allergies because I have a deviated septum and have constant nasal congestion and mucus in my throat. I wish I knew exactly what was making me feel so sick. And I am at a loss for the low WBC. It didn't just show up low once but three times this past year and a half. Does anyone know about anything with High methane in the breath?
  12. ennis how do you test for Candida overgrowth did I have to see a functional doctor or do medical doctors test. It would seem like a plausible explanation to my symptoms.
  13. Thanks guys! Ill defintley ask about the full thyroid panel. I did antibodies for those thyroid ones a year ago do i have to get that again. Thanks Ennis for those recommandations I will resort back to my food diary!
  14. So where oh where to begin. I read all and everyone's post because as a community I think it's extra special when people have others they can vent to that understand how each other are feeling. Ok enough with the gushy stuff. Down to business. I have been gluten free for almost 9 months October 4 (im counting) the relief I have felt is diarhea is gone. Another good positive symptom and sign is I'm 5'7 so at diagnosis I withered away to about 108 (very sickly all muscle was gone) I now I got weighed in at 122 today! And I'm literally eating whole foods some extra food maybe some chips here and there but I've always been a chip person. I haven't weighed 122 since I was 18 (Im 29) so that part had me excited. Except for the last few weeks my fatigue has come back with a vengeance. I don't know where it's coming from, i got my thyroid (just tsh until I see endo at end of month when she will check all thyroid hormones) and it was at 3.45 I'm not on thyroid hormone so I wonder if this is causing my fatigue and fast weight gain since I started gaining weight pretty fast (even though I needed it, it happened all at once over a month) I'm also having severe hair loss. I had my iron checked and it's all went up except my ferritin which was at 15 last week's blood test. My symptoms consist mainly of hair loss, shortness of breath, dizziness especially from sitting to standing, really bad raynauds attacks everyday all day (on feet) neck pain (severe) now new symptom started about 4 months ago the back of my shoulder bone to the elbow and clavicle bone are all hurting so so bad. I don't expect anyone to know what's wrong with me I just felt like venting. Also I was prescribed neomycin and xifaxin because a hydrogen breath test showed high methane in my test but normal level hydrogen so the actual SIBO test was negative but she was confused about the high methane and said I may benefit from the antibiotics. I still am waiting to get them from my insurance. I'm a seronegative celiac with positive biopsy. We've already gone through and rules out other scenarios for the villous blunting and IEL's. Any info would help me. I feel so weak some days. And all doctors want to say it's anxiety. I've heard that for far too long I actually went to a hematologist today because I've been freaked out the last year my wbc have been at 3.3 which my lab range is 4.5 and above to whatever the higher limit is. He told me to do a bone marrow biopsy because of the pain in my shoulder and arm and my "low wbc "which he wasn't even concerned about. Is this necessary right now or am I just spooking myself. Is it common to have low wbc. Could it be the extra methane in my breath or whatever. Any help would be great. Listen I have friends and family but they won't listen to all this. They think most of this is in my head.