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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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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

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.

-celiac3270

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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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