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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 was recently told I am non-celiac gluten sensitive and allergic to wheat. Good times. :P As I am transitioning to a gluten-free diet, I have had a few moments where I got "glutened" unknowingly. Depending on what I get, my reaction ranges from hives/wheezing which I can relieve with Claritin or Benadryl, or digestive problems (mostly stomach cramps and gas, not to be TMI)

Is there anything I can take for the digestive upset? I haven't tried Pepto or anything like that because I don't want to take medication if it's not going to do anything. Or is this something where I just have to grin and bear it until it passes?

Any suggestions are appreciated!

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For the allergic reaction, definitely take meds, especially for wheezing- dangerous.

For the stomache stuff, I just drink water, eat clean and let it pass, but I'm also new to the diet and healing. If your gut is inflamed I think it just needs to rest.

Some people take an amino acid L glutamine but I haven't tried it yet.

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I take activated charcoal if I can catch it early enough. It keeps most of the gluten from hitting me, which at least lessens the severity of the reaction.

And if you're already wheezing? It's possible that the wheat allergy's only going to get worse. (I'm under strict orders to keep an eye on my dairy allergy, which has gone from mild skin itching to full out hives and wheezing in less than 10 months.)

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I didn't think about the charcoal.

You need to have an epipen if wheezing is an allergy symptom for you.

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I can't speak to the allergy/wheezing.

But when the gluten hits me and the digestive system, basically I sigh a resigned sigh, writhe about and just have to let it get itself out of my system...painful and exhausting as it is. Sorry. At least with me it got the point that I could predict it pretty well. I knew what was coming next, about how long it was going to last, etc. So for me, find a safe quiet place with a bathroom nearby and be prepared for an annoying, frustrating and painful excursion.

Probably not very helpful. :unsure: But damn if I woulda figured a way to make it stop, I wouldn't have gone on the gluten-free diet in the first place. But nothing worked. Not hot water, not peppermint, none of that. And trying to "stop" it would just make it last longer. Let it get itself out of your system. I was always happier the faster it came. The sooner it starts exorcising itself out of my body, the better. The less writhing and cramping and pain. That's the best thing you can do, I think...just let it happen.

But if you just get gas and cramps...that's far less than what I would get. I guess you just have to deal with it and rest it out...

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I drink about 2 or 3 TBS of liquid magnesium citrate every morning and night. It helps get it through faster, and relieves the gas and bloating quicker.

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I take Maalox. It usually takes a few doses until I start feeling relief. I get really bloated, painful cramps, and nausea. I've used it for 5 or 6 years.

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I like Pepcid AC chewables. They seem to calm the gas down pretty quickly.

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I've read that drinking lots of fluids is supposed to help get the gluten out faster.

If I knew I ate the wrong thing before too much time had passed, I'd make myself throw up.

A product called Digestive Advantage for IBS can be bought over the counter at drugstores and is worked amazingly well at reducing symptoms for me. It was like night and day within 24hrs.

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If I am having gas I take phazyme. They seem to really help. I also take pepcid AC if it's more sour stomach. I drink lots of fluids, it helps to wash out the system.

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