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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Might try changing to a gluten-free certified brand like Republic of tea. Also might not be gluten, I myself developed a issue last year with my stomach not liking black teas anymore. I think the fermentation process for making black teas produces something? Or the tannins...oddly coffee not causing issues. Really is a huge hit and miss sometimes with this I know.
Yeah we normally suggest not eating out til you have it under control and only eating out at places you can trust after talking at length with the manager and staff. Check FindMeGluten Free app if you insist on eating out, and look for places with multiple good reviews. Perhaps invest in a tester like nima or EZ-strips (tricks to use them right and they sometimes are iffy)
Stick to a whole foods diet for the first few months to help boost healing, many find removing dairy and oats for the first few months also is a huge help. You can try reintroducing dairy later on but celaics disease damages your villi and the tips of those produce the enzymes to break down dairy so issues are very common til some healing is done. Oats in some cases for celiacs can cause the same reaction as gluten (10% of celiacs if I recall) and even the gluten-free ones can not be consumed by them.
Take it you have checked the 101 thread and cleaned out the kitchen, and done all the things you need to do. Be careful of CC, and what products you trust, Sticking with whole foods is a safe bet but otherwise look for the gluten-free certification marks. and read ingredients like a hawk. Soon you will have it down, and even the veterans like me mess up or get tricked sometimes by products so no worries just get back on that horse to healing,
I had my blood tests and decided to go gluten free and the pain was too much. That was almost a week ago. I ate something out today and now the pain is back.. I think it had gluten in :/ oops. I'm ringing up to get my results (well hopefully) Being gluten free has made things so much better, See what the bloods say. I'll update tomorrow
It is true that there is a strong link of autoimmune thyroiditis (Grave's Disease or Hashimoto's Thyroiditis) with celiac disease because both are autoimmune disorders. You can get screened for celiac disease by taking a simple blood test (JMG supplied excellent advice). You do need to be on a gluten-containing diet (daily, 8 to 12 weeks prior to the blood draw) as eliminating gluten from will yield negative results.
I wish you well.
I looked at their website, but did not see anything that mentioned gluten free. Tea is normally gluten free unless gluten (usually barley based) is added. But that should be included on the label. I drink plain old Lipton and Republic of Tea (this one is certified gluten-free). It is possible (though very low) that the tea was cross contaminated. Here is more information about tea:
I know I am always perplexed when I suspect a glutening. My gluten exposure symptoms are never consistent. So, I email my GI and ask for a celiac antibodies test. If positive, I do my best to track down my gluten source. Sometimes I am not successful, but by testing I can determine is gluten is actually the root cause or not. I have only done this twice since my diagnosis. Not everything is due to celiac disease.