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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 am sure this has been asked several times before, but does anyone recommend taking a probiotic? I was thinking of trying one but need gluten, soy and dairy free. Any thoughts on this and recommendations? Thank you!
  2. Chronic Constipation

    Are the Senna pills safe to take on a daily basis? I believe this is considered a natural product and not a laxative but maybe I am confused on this?
  3. There seems to be very few doctors out there who understand Celiac. And I have never found one in the Southeast region of Michigan. I would love to have a doctor who understands what is happening and the challenges. Any one know of such a doctor? Not the one who has to have a biopsy as proof but one who will actually listen to the way I react. I know, I am prolly asking for a miracle!
  4. Calming Intestines?

    Cyclinglady - I have an appt with a new Endocrinologist on June 9th. For now my family doctor is treating my thyroid. No one really knows how to treat it. When it is hyper they lower the synthryoid, when it is hypo they raise it. I can't seem to find a dose that maintains. My body is like swinging all over the place. I am moody, shedding hair, weight loss then gain, and the symptoms just go on and on. I just don't know how to regulate it and neither do the doctors. It is really making life difficult.
  5. Chronic Constipation

    Thank you all for your help! I have heard the Miralax is a good product and may have to have that on hand. cap6 where do you buy the Smooth Move Tea? Is it available at a grocery store or health food store? These are all excellent ideas so thank you! Unfortunately, we have to have this conversation!
  6. Can anyone recommend a natural product to take to help with chronic constipation? I appreciate any advice or suggestions. Thank you.
  7. Calming Intestines?

    Thank you for the suggestions on the oils. I will make a trip to the health food store this week and see what is available.
  8. Calming Intestines?

    I do use a warm rice bag on my tummy when it is upset. I wish I could find something to just soothe it quickly rid of discomfort. What is the helichrysum essential oil?
  9. Calming Intestines?

    I do have alot of other food issues. Soy is the biggest offender and then dairy. I just can't always avoid them all but try my best to. Sure isn't easy, is it?
  10. I have Celiac disease and 2 other auto immune diseases. I never eat gluten but my intestines still have absorption issues. I have trouble sometimes where my body absorbs meds too much and other times it doesn't absorb enough. Making my TSH level and calcium levels fluctuate. Does anyone else have issues with this? Also, has anyone found anything to take to keep the intestines "calm". Something to keep it healthy feeling and not feeling like you always have a stomach ache? Thank you for any help you can provide. This is a constant battle.
  11. Looking For A Friend Who Understands

    I don't live in the CA area but I totally understand how you feel. Besides not being able to eat gluten, I have multiple food issues. The main ones are soy and dairy. I also can't eat alot of vegetables or fruits. It sure can be frustrating and helps to have someone to talk to about all this. I am always willing to talk to you!!
  12. Thank you for confirming what I thought was true! Some one else mentioned to me that Rice Dream supplies Trader Joes with their rice milk. Has any one heard of this? I use Trader Joes all the time and have never had a reaction and it tastes totally different than the Rice Dream Rice Milk. Thank you!
  13. Has anyone had problems with the Rice Dream Rice Milk? I recently had this product and it made me feel sick. Their website lists the product as gluten free but they do use barley in it which they say they remove during processing. When we contacted the company, they also said their product was gluten free. Just wondered if anyone else has reacted to their rice milk? Thank you.
  14. I have spent hours calling pharmaceutical companies and have not found an oral contraceptive without lactose in them. The Demulen is no longer made and that was the only one available without lactose. Most of the estrogen is soy based also. Thanks for everyone who responded! Does anyone know of any natural supplements that would help with the discomfort of monthly cycles? Thanks again for all your help!
  15. I am trying to find a birth control pill that is gluten free, dairy free and soy free. I have called several pharmacetical companies and no one has one. Does anyone know of any? Thank you for any help you can provide.