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.
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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
The Op hasn't been on the forum for over a year. Not sure if she has notifications turned on.
you might want to re- think putting your real name on a forum that will Be seen by thousands of people & a dozen trolls.
I came across this thread when a two different friends had posted on facebook. I read it and felt like you were talking to me. I've had issues for 7 years now. My candida cannot get under control. I went and checked my vitamin B levels and they are high. I've been on methyl folate for several months now, but only one pill a day. I do have one MTHFR gene mutation. I've tried SO MANY candida diets/options and the minute I stray it is back out of whack...or it never really gets rid of it. I pick up viruses fairly frequently because my immune system is so taxed. I'm so very tired of dealing with this!!! I'm wondering if you could go into more detail as to what exactly you started taking/how often/what foods you still avoided (sugar/vinegar/mushrooms/peanut butter/etc), and where your healthy B levels are at now? You can find me on facebook as Jessica Hecker Andersen and we could always private message as well. I really wish I could just call you! lol. Please, any further information would be very much appreciated. Thank you!
Thank you all for taking the time to respond. It's comforting to know I have a place to ask questions and share my concerns.
My daughter's antibodies are as follows:
1/9/17: 783.6 (before stopping gluten)
Her thyroid/hormones all in normal range. An endoscopy in May showed her villi looked good with minimal damage. Her B12 (checked on 8/14/17) is excellent. Her antibodies will be checked again when she returns home in Dec. She avoids gluten as much as possible, however she's away at college so cross contamination is likely. She eats extremely well -- mostly salads, vegetables, protein, fruits, rice. When on the go she supplements with kind bars, quest bars, or Rx bars. She'll snack on gluten-free crackers (Blue Diamond made from almonds), hummus, peanut butter, and popcorn. Once in awhile she'll treat herself to Tate's gluten-free cookies or Halo ice cream. She's in college so, yes, she drinks alcohol on occasion. Titos gluten-free vodka, but no beer! Since stopping gluten her stomach feels much better, less bloating and pain (her main complaints before stopping gluten). I do notice when she's home on break from college she will have a healthy, nice sized portion of food at each meal and say she feels very full afterward, yet shortly after she will feel hungry again and need to reach for a snack (always a healthy one). She takes 2 gluten free gummy Multi-Vites (same as Costco brand I believe) as well as vitamin D daily.
She was diagnosed with celiac on 1/11/17, stopped gluten immediately, and her last period started on 1/13/17. For six years her period was very regular and it only changed once she stopped eating gluten. I have to believe there is a connection. The frustrating part is that nobody has any answers. I know my daughter would feel a lot better if her cycle returned. We will seek the advice of a nutritionist as well as continue speaking to doctors, but in the meantime if you have any more suggestions I welcome them (i.e., foods, supplements, vitamins, etc). Thank you all very much!
If only they were peanut free . I been buying my seeds from Gerbs allergen friendly foods for past 5+ years. I end up buying my almonds, walnuts, and pistachios from dedicated companies....got to admit I get a better deal on almonds but I go through 25lbs every 2 months.