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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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I can't find them on any list....

If they are not, does anyone know of any mints that are gluten free? I find eating mints helps me with the indigestion.....

And also, can you take Immodium and take Pepto Bismol at the same time?

Thanks!

Karen

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Tic Tacs contain dextrin which is a questionable ingredient. You would have to contact the manufacturer to find out if the dextrin is derived from wheat. I have one list that has them on it, but I would still call to check if I were you. I believe Lifesavers are gluten-free.

Why would you need to take Pepto Bismol and Imodium at the same time?? If your symptoms are that bad that one or the other doesn't help, then I would suggest seeing your doctor about it.

God bless,

Mariann

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Hi Mariann,

I think I will not take a chance with Tic Tac's..... I have already found a few contaminants that I recently eliminated and don't want to take any chances....

I go to see a Celiac specialist at St. Michael's here in Toronto on August 18th. I was referred to him by my GI dr. because the chronic diarrhea just won't go away. I find that Immodium slows it down a bit where I am only going 4 - 5 times a day instead of 12-14 times a day, but it is still diarrhea, nonetheless.... I was hoping maybe a double shot of Pepto Bismol and Immodium might help it along even more.....

Have a great day!

Karen

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Mint, especially peppermint has been proven to help with digestion.

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I chew the Dentyne cool mint gum - there are several flavors. I'm pretty sure all Dentyne gums are gluten-free.

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Altoids are gluten-free

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Altoids are gluten-free

I know :P I accidentally ate one once without even thinking about it--I really scared myself, but then found out they were gluten-free......close call

I think Tic Tacs are gluten-free; I thought I heard that somewhere; but don't chance it unless you've called the company.

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yes altoids gum are gluten-free, i wouldn't take immodium and pepto at teh same time, one or the other

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wait! altoids gum is NOT gluten-free. It contains wheat maltodextrin. here's a direct reading of the ingredients:

Gum Base, Xylitol, Isomalt, Sorbitol, Mannitol, Gum Arabic, Oil of Peppermint, Natural Flavor, Artificial Color, Aspartame**, Acesulfame Potassium, Wheat Maltodextrin, Artificial Flavor, Carnauba Wax, **Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine

I was disappointed when I learned that. :-(

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the cinnamon one diesn't have that, and I called them and they said it was gluten-free

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I wouldn't take Pepto and Imodium together because sometimes if I've had a bad day and had to take the maximum Imodium allowed, I get severe stomach cramps, then diarrhea. Taking Pepto with it might make that worse. :P

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