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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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You might be celiac if....

You've gone to the grocery store and were excited to find a gluten free isle just to turn around and see that it's also the bread isle. Doh! lol :D

GGGGRRRR..that is TRue for my local HEB grocery store!!! :angry:

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...if you find yourself "seeing celiacs everywhere" and have to stop yourself from telling them their obvious ill health is from gluten.... :ph34r:

That's so true... Everytime I meet people on forums and they complain about GI-problems I tell them about celiac disease. Call me weird, but I feel it's my duty to do so. celiac disease is largely undiagnosed here in NL: only 1 out of 8 is diagnosed and that's an optimistic number. Missing: over 125,000 patients. The biggest problem is that doctors don't take it seriously here. Most Dutch coeliacs have been sent home for years with "everyone's got GI-problems at some point, it's just IBS". It usually takes years before doctors actually start testing anything, and even then wrong advices are given.

My doctor put me on a diet before I ever had a biopsy. This elongated the whole process with a year, I even had to do a gluten reintroduction to get my biopsy. Gluten reintroduction failed horribly after a few weeks, leading to a nice stay at the hospital again. It was unsafe to continue, so my gastroenterologist gave me the diagnosis by evidence of my severe reactions to gluten.

After these experiences I feel that someone has to educate the public. If the doctors know nothing about it, how else should people know? So I never hide that I have celiac disease and I explain a lot to whoever wants to hear. The more people know about it, the better.

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Don't feel bad for the Dutch, Ellile -- they estimate that 97% of Americans are undiagnosed :unsure:

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I think this is probably anywhere?? I look at people now and think 'get off the gluten'.

anyways.. back to topic...

you might be celiac if you feel/look like crap

Aim should be to test babys at birth...

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You might be celiac when you go to the bathroom and can identify the last thing you ate. :blink: (yeah, I know it was gross) :P

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You might be Celiac if you think this is a funny gift for your GI when filled with vegetable soup:

The Toliet Mug

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Aim should be to test babys at birth...

I believe they do in Italy. Very wise.

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You might be Celiac if you think this is a funny gift for your GI when filled with vegetable soup:

The Toliet Mug

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That is AWESOME!!!!!!.....Dr G. is sooo getting this for Christmas....

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After these experiences I feel that someone has to educate the public. If the doctors know nothing about it, how else should people know? So I never hide that I have celiac disease and I explain a lot to whoever wants to hear. The more people know about it, the better.

I could not agree more! Same for me!!!

My cousin says if I were Native American, my given name would be "She Who Sees Celiacs Everywhere" (much like that creepy little kid in the movie who sees "dead people" :lol: )

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Imagine you only have the energy to make 2 christmas cards. You might be a celiac if one of them goes to your grandfather and the other one to your gastroenterologist.

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Y M B a C.... if your GI doc is on speed dial.

Y M B a C .......took me a minute! :P

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Y M B a C .......took me a minute! :P

Yes, but I know you all are quick....How lazy of moi, I know....My Mom was here for a week and it was my first THX since 2006 that I was NOT SICK (YAAAY!!) and I was a hostess once more and I am a wee bit tired today. whew. :lol: eating pie and being lazy

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There's a stomach bug going around and you are actually jealous of the people with diarrhea. (true story lol)

:lol: Let me guess, you also get C after being glutened?

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Here is a thread that was begun several years ago....sit back and enjoy!

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You may be Celiac if ... you lose your sense of humour for a number of days at a time..

and you are SO much more grateful than others when you get it back. :)

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You may be Celiac if ... you lose your sense of humour for a number of days at a time..

and you are SO much more grateful than others when you get it back. :)

:lol: Glad you're feeling better, kiddo.

Y M B a C if you totally understand when someone is feeling out of sorts because they don't feel so hot.... ;)

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You might be Celiac if....

You have in depth discussions on toast, toasting times and toasters.

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You may be a celiac when...you have to recite the celiac information in your head that you'll be telling people for the rest of your life, and your getting good.

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...if you wait for the first Tuesdsay of the month to get 20% off at your favourite store that stocks those expensive gluten-free flours and recognize everyone in the store... ;)

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Y M B a C if you look forward to reading funny new posts on C.com

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......You roll your eyes at someone discussing a "tummy big" that gave them a day of gastrointestinal issues.

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......You roll your eyes at someone discussing a "tummy big" that gave them a day of gastrointestinal issues.

:rolleyes: Do you just wanna say "waaaaa, poor you!" and then play a tiny fiddle on your fingers? :lol:

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Here is a thread that was begun several years ago....sit back and enjoy!

Thanks Lisa, what a great laugh and smile I have now. Thanks for sharing that post.

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