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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 am 1 year into this and have been doing remarkably well. I think I've gotten too brave, because yesterday at Germanfest I asked about the brats (they were Usingers) and whether or not they had been boiled in beer. They were, but the manager offered to cook me one that wasn't in the beer. He came back, put it in a bun and handed it to me. Then I told him I couldn't have it and why, and he cooked me another one. Sure enough, in the middle fo the night last night I thought I was going to die!!! Major cramps and then D and sweats. I woke up this morning with a huge headache, but mostly better. I just want to be somewhat normal and eat fun food sometimes that is safe!!

Any thoughts??

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Sorry you're feeling bad. That is no fun. You probably had CC from the grill and the utensils. The utensils touch the buns then your brat and whammie! If the grill wasn't washed clean of the beer brats, whammie! Sorry, I went to a family reunion yesterday where there was very little I could eat. But I ate what I could and had a Lara bar with me and had a good time. It wasn't just about the food.

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Believe me, I feel your pain. I was just thinking of coming here and starting a similar thread. I was on a cruise all week last week and did great. I am only a month into the gluten-free diet and I had finally started feeling better. On the way home from the cruise I ate at taco bell. I made 2 great mistakes:

1. Eating at taco bell in the first place. I thought they'd have more safe stuff. I am going to be giving them a call today.

2. Eating 1 bite of 1 corn chip which I spat out when I realized I had forgotten to ask if it was cooked in common oil. It was. I ate pintos and cheese though. It is hard to believe that 1 bite of 1 corn chip could make me sick for 3 days (so far). The pintos and cheese could have been CC'ed too.

I had been feeling so good finally and I am so discouraged to be sick again. It makes me wonder if it was really the taco bell. I am still waiting on some results from enterolab and it is hard to know for sure if it was gluten or what.

I feel your pain. I really do.

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