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.
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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
Keep gluten-free alternatives for treats. They make gluten free everything now days. Enjoy Life has tons of prepackaged gluten-free cookies, udi's, and Ians make pretty much everything else you buy like cheese sticks, chicken nuggets etc in gluten-free versions. heck even some companies make a gluten free version of hot pockets. I composed a decent list, and even where to get stuff or how to get your local grocery store to stock it.
Having a gluten-free alternative that "Kicks" that craving is essential for self control issues. And it is quite self harming that little nibble....will keep doing damage to your insides for weeks. Your antibodies spike that long and take that long to go down. So your doing more damage then your think and this stacks over time. Your lucky you can eat many foods. Most of us do not learn about this disease til much later in life....we have what you would call collateral damage lol. I developed multiple intolerance issues, allergies, and even other disease. Think about this, I can not eat carbs, no grain, no sugar, no fruit, I can not eat dairy, I am allergic to anything with corn in it, no peanuts. I also lost the ability to digest meats........yeah I eat nuts, seeds, leafy greens, and egg whites. Not my choice either, wish I had known earlier.
Long post and, excuse the pun, there's a lot to digest there!
How many grams of fiber per day do you figure you are getting with all that?
I would look at the 1500 mg of C you are taking. That's a lot of ascorbic acid and may be changing the PH of your gut to contribute to the soft stools. Same with coffee/caffeine.
Hello, thank you for responding. Here are the lab results.
Endomys Ab Ttr 1:320 *@ [<1:10]
Gliadin IgG Ab 128 H@ [0-19] Units
Gliadin IgA Ab 204 H@ [0-19] Units
TTG IgA >100 H@ [0-3] unit/mL
The doctor said there was no need for a biopsy, since I had been using steroid ointments with no luck, and I also had a patch test done with an allergist with no luck. My allergist told me with out a biopsy it can’t be DH for sure so to continue avoiding fragrance which I had an allergy too. The rash does almost go away, the bumps take forever, like a few months. Maybe because I keep scratching.... but before it clears up all the way it blows up all over again.
I’ve made some big changes real quick. Hoping to learn how to avoid cc by seeing the nutritionist. I have read that it can take forever to heal on diet alone. We’re tou also taking dapsone? I’m currently on 25 milligrams. I will also look into beginner tips so I can take care of myself the best I can.
Thank tou for realinding.