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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
What if my doctor won't listen to me?
An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Not sure what you mean by "celiac growth spurt."
How was the celiac diagnosis arrived at? Based only on symptoms? Genetic testing? Endoscopy?
Are you making sure that your daughter is strictly following a gluten free diet?
To me it sounded like he thought frying corn chips would contaminate the oil .
I never eat there. I know a few years ago, the one by me was pretty Celiac friendly. Maybe you had to have grilled wings? They would get a clean bowl to toss them for Celiacs. I don't know because I wasn't interested. Maybe it depends on the store? I would imagine one in Portland or Seattle or Denver , might be more aware than one in Omaha? But even that depends.....
Hi, I just wanted to add some insight to my question on the test results. I am 58 experiencing stress fractors to the foot without any extra activity. I have osteoporosis and the thought process of the doctors is that I have another cause besides age for the osteoporosis. The foot is not healing after 11 weeks in a boot. Ortho sent me to Endo. Endo did blood test. Hormones normal and received the below results on Celiac. I have had osteoarthritis since 21, Was diagnosised at 29 as being allergic to wheat, symptom was I lost my voice after having my first child. Had my second at 32 and magic I could eat wheat again and not lose my voice. Last year I was tested autoimmune because of lung issues; MAC and bronchiaestasis. IGA was high then but no further testing. I do not have digestion issues except lactose intolerant. I do have low values on vitamin D. I do not go back to Endo until 2 weeks from now. My sister is fighting her own issues which is pointing to autoimmune but drs. have figured her out yet. My mom as MS and her mom died of ALS, Dad's side had Lupus. Any thoughts?
I am sorry to hear you are having these problems with airborne particle sensitivity. My initial symptoms were neurological (extreme fatigue and visual migraines) and dermatological. I had "eczema" from the base of my skull to my bra-line that itched and burned terribly. I do not have Celiac disease but I do have gluten intolerance. I have remained strictly gluten free for 6.5 years now (except for occ'l "glutenizing" by someone trying hard to be nice and feed me something they believe is gluten-free).
The first year I was gluten free I continued to have this rash in a smaller area but it would flare in the hairline. We found gluten free oats in a product we used and cutting out oats almost completely alleviated my skin reaction. My doctor informed me that the protein in oats is similar to other grains containing gluten so I may be reacting to it even though it is not actually gluten.
I now use only gluten free hair products as I have long hair and I figure that even though it is external hair blows in my face and I push it away or I may touch my hair to push it out of the way when eating or socializing. Everyone is different as far as items they tolerate but I have had good results with Griffin Remedy (available online at their website), Aura Cacia (although they do use Cetryl Alcohol which I used to try to avoid for other reasons), and Avalon Organics Cucumber gluten-free shampoo and conditioner. You probably already use gluten-free facial care products and lip glosses as you sound knowledgeable about Celiac and gluten-free issues.
I don't buy any of my gluten free products from a store where they are shelved with the regular baking products. (I would be OK with washing an item if it were plastic packaged but many are in cardboard so I personally feel the risk of contamination goes up). I am blessed to be married to a man who is open minded and glad to see me feeling better so there is nothing with gluten in our home (in food products). My diet is similar to the person who stated, "Solid advice" above.
Finally, if I am going out with friends I take food along with me except for a very few establishments where I am sure that I am safe. I also bring a bottle of water or iced tea, and even a napkin, as some people preparing food may be touching something with gluten and then handling glasses for beverages or setting tables without being fully aware (as was mentioned above pertaining to the gluten-free oats). I also found with the gluten-free diet fad that I have to be vigilant in asking about preparation in unknown venues (i.e. We were on a ski vacation and I was excited to see gluten-free items on the menu BUT the preparation area was not segregated, nor was the cookware. I was able to explain my needs and accommodations were made. Hopefully, the owner were more educated regarding the needs of people with gluten sensitivities vs. dietary preference and made some changes in their practices.)
I hope you find the piece to your puzzle that works for you!