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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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Thyroid disorders are common with those who have celiac disease. Being hypothyroid can cause fatigue. Anemia is another cause for fatigue and is very common for this with celiac disease. Have those two issues been ruled out?
So I have started my daughter on a magnesium citrate supplement. I also took a does the first night so I have an idea of its effects. (background info: about a month ago she started asking for tums about once a week close to bedtime for acid reflux) So the first night I noticed that it really bothered my stomach in the sense that it felt like I had a lot of stomach acid as a result. I had no heartburn etc. but a definite feeling of "burning" in my stomach. We both took it right before bed. The next day she reported the same feeling - that it "upset" her stomach. I cut the dose in half and also gave it to her earlier in the evening. But tonight she reported "heartburn" after drinking it. Is this an indicator of low stomach acid? I realize that she should NOT be taking a Tums if that is the case but I can't tease out from what I am reading if this heartburn is an indicator of LOW stomach acid or LOTS of stomach acid. Any thoughts?
Thanks Ennis_TX! That's what I was hoping to hear
I've never been a big protein powder user even pre-diagnosis despite being a fairly high level endurance athlete, so my awareness of what's out there is low. I've always preferred "real food," however, I was trying to find a protein powder because I have some extended job-related travel coming up, and wanted a shelf-stable, safe protein source. I like that this one only has no flavouring agents/nutritional additives and sunflower seeds are an inherently nutritious real food. The price for this powder is actually pretty good in my area as the company is based in Vancouver/Bellingham, which is where I live.
I don't much care if the taste or texture is horrible as long as it doesn't make me sick! Just wanted to make sure that this was the case. Thanks for the hemp protein suggestion as well.
You're right, RMJ! Food additives are definitely my reason for eating whole foods! Lol
I'm allergic to Sulfites used as preservatives or antimicrobial agents in foods. Long ago, Sulfites used to be added to meats to keep them pink and fresh looking, but that practice was banned. However, those little moisture absorbing pads under some cuts of meat are allowed to contain Sulfites. I found that I reacted to meats packaged that way.
Ennis, I wonder if that could be a possible reason for your reaction to meat. Have you had Lyme disease? Some people who've been bitten by infected ticks develop an allergic reaction to meat.
I had severe HG with my first two pregnancies (in the hospital every few days with an IV for drugs and fluids). I was diagnosed Celiac after my second child was born. I avoided all gluten and got pregnant a third time after a year and was hospitalized only twice! I didn't gain any weight with the first two pregnancies but gained 30 lbs with the third. What a difference! Definite link in my experiences between gut health and pregnancy health.