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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. happy birthday!!!

  2. Outback

    Wildones: I go to the Outback in Littleton - Wadsworth and Bowles area - near Southwest Plaza mall. You'll have to wonder down our way sometime to eat at that Outback. Good luck.
  3. Pets With Cd

    I was actually diagnosed at 2 with celiac disease because my doctor's dog had it. Doc recognized similar symptoms. Thank god for his dog.
  4. Sucessful Pregnancy With Cd

    I've had celiac disease since 2. I had two babies - only 13 months apart with no problems and no prior miscarriages. Once on the gluten free diet - your body should start healing. I ate very well while being pregnant, exercises and took vitamins. Good luck. There is hope...trust me.
  5. I too have the right sided pain, gained weight, rapid heartbeat if I drink any "allowed" alcohol...and nauseousness, hair loss, itchiness, mood swings, joint pain, dizziness, adsentmindedness, jheadaches, etc., etc. the list goes on and on. just scheduled for a gastrointestinal endoscopy in about 6 weeks. i was confirmed, diagnosed at 2 with celiac. now severe problems. anything i eat or drink causes me pain. so i'm right there with you with these symptoms and problems. I wish i had the problem of losing weight. Nothing i do - i can't gain or lose. I gained about 12 lbs in a matter or a week and a half. now - my entire body feels as if it is shutting down. the positive thing is that i have a wonderful doc - who specializes in Celiac - or the closest to a specialty. researched and studied it his entire career. probably 25 yrs. good luck.
  6. Back On Track

    I have been trying relentlessly to not eat anything i'm not supposed to eat. But i feel worse. I went to specialist yesterday - great doc! he is probably in his upper 50's and he has studied Celiac his entire doctor life. Most recent research two weeks ago at a clinic. He took blood work and of course scheduled me for a biopsy. He said he figures that he will then continue with colonoscopy, ultrasound, etc. So I fear that I'm in for months of tests and waiting. He told me the symptoms I am having could range from a wide range of things. From polyps on my colon, damage to intestine that may or may not be able to be fixed, cancers, to the extreme of nothing being able to be done. Scared? yeah a little but i'm optimisitic that it won't be too serious and will be able to heal. I cannot eat anything or drink anything right now without feeling sick. sucks. like having the flu for the past year. I have a hard time resisting pasta. and the rice and corn pasta's don't taste good to me. have been trying different brands with no success. I actually stopped craving breads, etc. and have no desire to eat them. which is great. I'm thinking about going to a dietician myself b/c i'm having a hard time finding things to eat - for a balanced diet. Doc yesterday told me to start taking multi vitamins, etc. to help. Good luck. Also - I have two boys - 3 and 4 and although my 3 yr old shows all signs of Celiac - otherwise - i have two very healthy boys and had no problems getting pregnant, nor labor and delivery. they both went full term. so - keep me posted on your progress and i'll do the same!
  7. Back On Track

    I'm right there with you. Diagnosed at 2, began eating everything and anything I wanted. now 28 and terrible problems/symptoms. going to a specialist today. one of the few docs in my area in Colorado - listed as a recommended doc for celiac. I gained about 12 lbs in less than 2 wks. I can do nothing to lose weight. less calories, more execise - nothing. I'll keep you posted following my appt today. Hang in there.
  8. My son from 2 months to 1 yr - was not growing, gaining weight, etc. As soon as he started eating foods - everything reversed. He just turned 3 a couple weeks ago and went in for his well baby check. He is in the 75% for weight and height. I am going to a celiac specialist tomorrow and going to see if they will test my son for Celiac. He has every sign of it. When he was tested at 3 months old the blood test was negative. however, i don't think he had enough gluten in his system to test positive. again - he has every symptom of celiac disease. I'll keep you posted. But yes - he went from being 9 mos. old and still in 3 mo. old clothes to now 3 yrs old and thriving well. Good luck.
  9. Outback

    Chocolate Thunder from Downunder is absolutely delicious and gluten free. My entire family loves it and they don't know the difference. We live in Colorado as well - Denver Metro area. Wildones - what area do you live?
  10. Another recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies that my mom started making for me as a child and now i make for myself and family: 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup of sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Mix all ingredients together. Roll into balls and put on cookie sheet. flatten out with a fork and bake at 325 degrees for about 13 minutes. Yummy yummy! Makes about 1 1/2 dozen.
  11. Kristin: 1. Female 2. White 3. Was diagnosed at 2. Was sick from about 2 months on. 4. baby?? now - 130 lbs., 5'4" 5. 1978 - doctor diagnosed 6. Because I was a baby - doctor did the blood tests and diet. Biopsy as baby is dangerous due to risk of injuring intestine. 13yrs old when they did biopsy. 7. I have problems w/any milk other than skim or 1% - nothing else. 8. thyroid disease 9. 2 yrs. - many docs 10. none are known. My son - 3 yrs old is getting ready to be tested, almost certain he has it. other son - 4 yrs. old shows no signs. noone in family was ever diagnosed with it but suspected to have come from father's side of the family wherein there was a lot of stomach, colon, intestinal problems. I was gluten free for 10-12 yrs and then rebelled and started eat everything. No symptoms of any problems until I had my first son. I still feel that the pregnancy(s) triggered everything again. Now on gluten free diet again - for 1 1/2 wks. Thanks. if I can be of any additional help my email is corbintlg@hotmail.com.
  12. Hi Tom: I live in the Littleton (Chatfield area) and would love to meet/talk with you and your wife. I'm 28, diagnosed at 2, rebelled as a teenager and started eating everything I wanted and now back on the gluten-free diet, struggling to stay on it. Too many symptoms, problems to list....all I can say are completely related to Celiac. corbintlg@hotmail.com Tammy Garrett
  13. Jessie: No - those are all normal feelings. I am 28, diagnosed at 2 with Celiac and unfortunately I think I have passed it on to one of my sons - who is 3 and getting ready to be tested. My 4 yr old doesn't show any signs of it and I'm hoping never does. I'm depressed and feel so bad that I may be the one responsible for giving it to my son. It is not easy being a celiac but yes the bright side of it is that it is JUST diet maintaining. Believe me, now versus 25 yrs ago when i was first diagnosed - there are so many foods out there replacing those we can't eat. Be a great mother like my mom was for me - in buying rice flour,etc. to bake me my birthday cakes, etc. She also made homemade soups, cookies, pizza crust, that I could eat. The entire family ate a lot of the stuff, like the rice/corn pastas and never knew the difference. It also saved her time in having to fix two different types of dinners each night. I'll be honest, as a child with Celiac and now an adult and having a child with it, it is not easy. But getting much easier. You can order foods, ingredients on-line and/or purchase them at food stores such as Wild Oats, Whole Foods and even my local grocery store has a few things. An adjustment to your life is all that it is. Hang in there. You will get through it. And look at it this way, your son is young - he doesn't really know any better yet. The toughest for me was that I had never tasted a cookie, piece of cake, pasta, piece of pizza, bun off of a hamburger, etc. and then when I turned 13-14 yrs old - I rebelled and started eating everything! Now I am back on the gluten-free diet - 1 week now - and struggling to stay on the diet. If your son does have gluten-free, stress to him while growing up to stay on the diet, and find alternatives for him to eat. Good luck. This site and message board is great for information, suggestions, and most of all SUPPORT. hang in there. Tammy
  14. Feeling Really Down

    Newbie: hang in there. it is tough. I'm 28, diagnosed when I was 2. didn't eat anything I wasn't supposed to until I became a teenager and rebelled. I started eating everything. And continued to do so until about a month ago - when I realized that all of the problems and symptoms I am having are related to my celiac. I think I had convinced myself that I had "outgrown" it - which can NEVER happen. I'm back on the strict diet for 4 days now. wow! what a difference in how i feel. still not feeling "normal", if there is such a thing, but much better. Hard to stick to the diet? you bet. but you know that. I have two wonderful little boys (3 and 4 yrs old) and a husband and I finally came to admitting the truth that my life and health is more important than eating the foods that are ruining/killing me. I went shopping at a health food store this weekend and got so frustrated that I cried all the way back home. But again, I know I have to do this and get back on the gluten free diet and stay on it - for the rest of my life. I have felt depressed alot lately, feeling sorry for myself, etc., but it could be worse. We could all have been diagnosed with a terminal disease. Diet isn't easy, but you know, life isn't easy. Hang in there. So glad to have found this website and message board. Support is the best medicine. and even so much more that people who do not have Celiac Disease, just don't understand it or what we are going through. Good luck.