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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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suziq0805    4

My husband and I just found out we are expecting our child and feeling so blessed and excitd! But the nausea is starting to appear. My last pregnancy I was not gluten-free yet and what worked for me was peppermint candies or other hard candies. I went to the store to try to find some gluten-free peppermint candies and all the brands I found said they were processed in facitilites that process wheat. Anyone know of candies that would be safe???

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sa1937    324

Congrats, Suziq! How about peppermint Lifesavers? I also like Bob's Sweet Stripes...actually I like them too much!!!

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suziq0805    4

Congrats, Suziq! How about peppermint Lifesavers? I also like Bob's Sweet Stripes...actually I like them too much!!!

I'll have to look for the peppermint Lifesavers. Are all Lifesavers gluten-free?

I've never heard of the Bob's brand of peppermints (or if I've eaten them I've never paid attention to the brand name). What stores carry this brand?

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I'll have to look for the peppermint Lifesavers. Are all Lifesavers gluten-free?

I've never heard of the Bob's brand of peppermints (or if I've eaten them I've never paid attention to the brand name). What stores carry this brand?

Wal mart carries Bob's. I think Walgreens does too.

Read all food ingredients. I don't know if all life savers are gluten-free - check their website?

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smsm    1

Also, the online website natural candy (naturalcandystore.com) has a way to sort candy by special diet. I bought some mints (Vermints I think they are called) along with a million other things. Congratulations!!

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modiddly16    48

sour apple jolly ranchers. trust a girl in her second trimester who was massively sick in her first, they work :)

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sa1937    324

I'll have to look for the peppermint Lifesavers. Are all Lifesavers gluten-free?

I've never heard of the Bob's brand of peppermints (or if I've eaten them I've never paid attention to the brand name). What stores carry this brand?

The Bob's Sweet Stripes I buy are soft mints. Here's a link to the Farley's & Sathers website. There's also a contact button if you want more info but I've never had a problem with them. I got mine at RiteAid but haven't bought them since Christmas. They're too addictive.

Lifesavers are made by Wrigley's. Contact info here. and the Pep O Mint is what I buy. I have no problem with them. Wal-Mart has the best prices that I've found. Since these are the only ones I buy, I can't tell you if others are gluten-free but I would think they probably are. If in doubt, contact them.

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