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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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My husband bought some McCormick's skillet sauce on Sunday and it says it's certified gluten free. We always use the gluten free seasoning and I've never had an issue. I've just noticed the last couple days that my tummy has been kinda funny and I can't really think of anything that I've eaten that would have caused it, so it may very well not be gluten. But I went to their website and checked out the ingredients and it lists worscestshire sauce as an ingredient. It also lists the ingredients in that and I don't see any malt - just distilled vinegar. But I haven't eaten worscestshire sauce since I was diagnosed because I thought it wasn't safe. But I trust McCormick and know they have a good reputation. Thoughts? Oh, and here's the link to the product.
First STAY on gluten til you are done testing, you need 12 weeks for blood test with it in your system and 2 weeks for hte follow up endoscope. Second yes, if he has celiac then his intestines are damaged and he will not be getting all the nutrients his body needs, so even when off gluten you can have issues show up like this. These can be helped by supplementing I suggest a full B-vitamin regime, and magnesium myself, there are others he might be low in like iron, folate, potassium etc. You should probably see about having his levels checked and talking to a dietician about what me might need. I personally love this blend from liquid health called stress & energy and another one from them called neurological support that I take 1tbsp of each 3 times a day. Best part they are liquid so you just add them to tea, water, or juice. Another I might suggest is Doctors Best Magnesium or Natural Vitality Calm Magnesium Supplements. Doctors best is easier on the stomach while calm can cause gut issues and a laxative effect and it is suggest you start off with 1/4tsp doses and step it up from there to the full dose. I take 2-3 times the dose on this but we are all different in the levels we will need.
If and when he is diagnosed celiac you will know more. That could be from any number of vitamin deficiencies common to celiacs. B's, magnesium, iron. Your doctor should, and I'm sure will, test for many nutrients he may be missing. But while I started feeling better after the first week, it was many months of healing and correcting vitamin deficiencies to really feel better
You sound like me... I was diagnosed with leaky got due to a severe gluten exposure that caused some pretty terrible internal bleeding for 6 weeks and now I react to everything I eat the last couple years... they said the gut lining created like holes that leaks everything I eat into the bloodstream and the body thinks it's foreign and creates a false allergy. My iGGs are everything except meat and seaweed salt basically. I started taking supplements to rebuild my gut and get in my nutrients (a few are Stress B, Anti Histamine, Tumeric, probiotics, etc) and I try to avoid any reactors but it's hard when I travel so much, I live mostly on dried seaweed, potatoes and canned chicken (natural kind). I am thinking about doing a round of stem cell soon on my gut using PRP mixed with my Bone marrow because I work in the medical area with some docs that do it and my research is actually quite amazing in this area. For years the doctor always found that I had a high SNA tests for an auto immune disease but they didn't believe even with celiac gene that it could cause the high ANA and they had already ruled out things like lime disease, lupus, etc. I honestly believe it's the celiacs that is my biggest auto immune complication, but people have mixed opinions in that
My husband has been gluten free for a week. He said his stomach issues have improved dramatically he is not bloated at all and usually his stomach bloats three times it's size. But he said his muscles still feel tired, tight and kind of achy and twitchy . Is that a normal thing ? I'm wondering how long after being off of gluten should the symptoms improve ? We are still waiting to hear back from the doctor about results from the celiac panel thank you in advance !!!