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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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Ever since being diagnosed almost 3 mo. ago I'm getting increased joint pain/tingling. And I've also starting getting (on some days) pains in my eye, sore throats, and pain areas on my neck to the touch. I will admit I've found out what I put in my mouth did contain gluten on 'some' occasions over the last 3 mo. after being diagnosed. But I'm hardly eating any gluten compared to what I was eating over 3 mo ago. But my joint issues, sore throat, and new skin pain areas have significantly increased or just started since my diagnosis. I had some wrist pain prior to diagnosis and sometimes tingling in my finger tip and tip of my thumb. I've had two EMG tests and they said it didn't show carpal tunnel. The only other test would be ultrasound for detecting carpal tunnel. I said forget it. I think my issues are related to being celiac. It seems the medical profession leaves it up to patients to figure out their own what diet and vitamin supplements that should/should not be taking after being diagnosed. Since I don't know if it's stress, vitamin/mineral deficiency, nerve related I have taken it upon myself to call my primary and request a vitamin and mineral deficiency test. I was taking a Centrum Men's multivitamin (gluten free) after diagnosis since I was concerned about getting enough vitamins on gluten free diet. My primary said to stop taking the multivitamin for two weeks and then have my vitamin and mineral blood test taken. Two weeks seems like too long of a time just to flush out the multivitamins. Especially if I am deficient. But that's what I'm doing.
I was wondering if anyone has had increased joint pain/tingling, increased sore throats, and skin pain areas to the touch, AFTER being on a gluten diet. And were you able to find out the cause, and what helped with these issues.
Get me the manufacturing date, and lot number on this please. I know some people in the company and will forward this to them. I am also notifying them of this thread. They are the only brand I use for spices and have not had ANY issues in over 4 years of using their spices.
Hi everyone! I'm hoping for some guidance on the gluten challenge. My doctor ordered the blood test, but doesn't seem to know much about it. Thus why I'm here. I've been doing a gluten challenge for two weeks now and I'm miserable. But I never really cut gluten out of my diet 100% before. I would occasionally have breaded chicken, soy sauce, a flour tortilla etc. maybe once every couple days or so. I starting really noticing reactions which prompted me to ask for the test from my doctor. I had been on a limited gluten diet for less than two months. I'm not sure why I'm so affected by it all of a sudden.
So my question is, with the limited amount of gluten I was eating before and the short length of my limited gluten diet, could I be fine to take the test now? I really don't want to get a false negative. But holy cow I'd love to feel better again.
floating, smelly, hard to flush stool
extreme fatigue (like I have to lie down within a couple hours of eating gluten, and lately I've just been in bed virtually all day.)
I'm losing my hair!
Also, I've always had problems with my digestive issues, but it's definitely gotten worse in the last year or two.
Thanks for for your help!
I bought Spicely Organics Chili powder from Whole Foods in Bellevue, WA. I got very sick after eating it, so I tested it with three separate gluten tests. They all came up positive for >10ppm, which is what their "certification" says they test below.
I just wanted to warn everyone away from them. They clearly have quality control problems and are not safe for celiacs.
It's no secret that nearly all traditionally brewed beers contain barley. The flavor and body barley imparts on traditional beers is partly responsible for their rich, full taste.
Finding alternatives to barley that are suitable for brewing gluten-free beer has been a challenge. One solution has been to brew beers with traditional barley ingredients, and then use a combination of enzyme action and filtration to render a final product that test below 20ppm gluten required for gluten-free products.
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