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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? - 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 Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes
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Recovery From Accidental Gluten Ingestion

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Does anyone know of a way to hasten recovery from an accidental gluten poisening? My poor son (age 12) has been down and out for 4 days now with no improvement. Yes, it's definitely a celiac episode. It's sad to watch.

Kathy

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I recently found out that at least with my body, the only way I'll feel is to have the gluten completely out of my system. I ate a non-gluten-free dinner roll on Sunday (stupid, stupid experiment tp test my +/- test results and let's just say I found the answer I needed) and am just barely beginning to feel better now. Unless anyone else has any magic remedies, I've just been drinking lots of water to try and flush my system out as best I can. I hope your son feels better soon!

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My doctor tells me it takes 3 weeks to heal from a single gluten accident :(

I hope he feels better soon.

Blessings,

Lily

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There are 2 aspects of the recovery:

- digestive tube (duodenum) recovery;

- rest of the body (that feels the effects of the crisis, too);

You should apply indigestion recovery measures (diet with mint tea, for ex.) and flu-like recovery tactics (rest to bed, may be some mild vitamin supplem, preferable by injection because many tablets can contain gluten and injected vitamins have quicker effect).

Best wishes.

Andrew.

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