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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. With all the positive feedback, I guess I have no more excuses. Thanks all. Very much appreciated!
  2. Won't matter to me if/when I do get them, if they can be seen or not. I am 44 and just excited about the fact that I may have straight teeth one day. I always felt that my teeth would not last me very long as I was always at the dentist, but since being gluten-free, my teeth seem to have stabilized and I now think they may be with me for a while. My wife and kids think it is a great idea!
  3. I have been relatively symptom free now for 7 months and I do not want to proceed with them if the procedure or any substance they use in installing them might cause a reaction. Thanks for your response. I have been sending notes to our Celiac association, (Ottawa & Canada sites) and have not received any response. I am beginning to think that maybe, just maybe I am over-reacting. But as you well know, better to be safe than sorry. Thanks again! Any others?
  4. I was diagnosed 5 years ago and have no trouble sticking to the diet. I am quite anal about anything I put in my mouth and that is why I was wondering if anyone out there has had braces put on their teeth after being diagnosed and whether or not you have had any side-effects from them?
  5. Thanks very much! I hope you have support like I do at home. My wife is amazing. Best of luck in your own journey.
  6. Your right on there. I can deal with the stomach. But not the head stuff. The "craziness" seemed to run the whole gambit of paranoia, suicide, depression. I am planning to see my GP to get a referral to an eye-ear-nose specialist, physologist and hopefully a cat-scan. I literally want my head examined. I want to rule out everything and my doctor has been terrific in following up. The only thing I can really relate to both times is that my stomach was acting up a bit in the days leading up. So maybe my immune system was low. Although I still think the lack of being able to process starch had something to do with it. I read a book a few years ago called "Breaking the viscious cycle" that refers to the starch problem.
  7. I have been gluten-free for almost 3 years and I am still having new strange things happen to me. I often fell dizzy or like I'm in a fog and I wonder if it is related to inner ear trouble. However, a month or so ago, I quite suddenly, like a switch being turned on, felt like I was going crazy. I wouldn't call it depression. This lasted for 5 or 6 hours. I normally feel like someone in total control.....but this was very scarey. I thought it might have something to do with eating too much starch and not processing it properly. Well it happened again a few days ago. I wonder what is happen to me. Any ideas.
  8. Celiac And Dentists

    Thanks very much Richard.
  9. I am always so aware of everything that goes in or near my mouth. Tomorrow I visit the dentist and I am concerned about the tools, rubber gloves and materials that he uses. Should I be? Any advice. Thanks. Rod.
  10. Does It Ever Feel Like Too Much?

    Hi all. I am new to this forum and have been reading your posts with much interest. I am 43 and was diagnosed with celiac disease just over 2 years ago. I sort of stumbled into it. I had gone for years for tests because of recurring nausea, but as you all well know, they found nothing. Then one day, in a tired and dehydrated state, (from sports), I took a penicillin pill that was prescribed by a dentist that morning. I had already been on this prescription weeks before and had just renewed it. 2 hours later, I went into toxic shock at work and was rushed to the hospital. I had nearly no fluid in me and no blood pressure when I got there. My wife was told I probably wouldn't make it. After getting me thru the crisis, they checked me for everything, including EBOLA. They did the shish-kabob tests (Colonoscopy & Endoscopy) that day with no sedative, (FUN!) and found I had celiac disease. According to the specialist, I am now in the medical book. I have followed a Gluten-free diet religiously from day 1. There have been accidents. After 5 more Endoscopies, my villi is finally showing improvement. I have no trouble staying on the diet and my wife is a saint. She gives me so much support and does my baking. I still do the cooking. I find the worst thing is the anxiety attacks. I feel that even if I accidently ingest a small amount of gluten, it will kill me. I know this isn't the case, but the mind works in mysterious ways. I used to think I was invincible. My friends are great! We go out-of-town golfing and at a restaurant they tell the server that if my requests aren't followed to the letter, they will find me flopping on the floor. It could be worse. But some days you wonder. Hang in there guys. Good luck to all of you!