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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I must say I am very thankfull for all the positive reinforcement I am finding here. It has been a struggle to finally hit the gluten nail on the head. So many other culprits exist that have similarities to gluten sensitivity. It took over five years, but I finally exhausted all the possibilities. In a way it is actually a relief. Thank God my wife is very patient. She also has a friend with full blown celiac too, I get advice from her by way of the wife. Also, some of the FB groups I have joined are not overly friendly to people that are looking for help. But they sure are good places to swap recipes! Too bad I can't cook.
Thanks Pocah. You mentioned an intestinal ulcer. I thought I had developed gastritis, or possibly an ulcer myself. This happened after a very 'beery' weekend a year ago, and the pain never left.But now that I have committed to going gluten free for several weeks, its thankfully going away!
Are you sure he didn't eat pizza or a cookie? If you weren't there..... just a thought. And, is this his usual reaction to gluten? Do you really know that it is from gluten..... I mean...positive he got some gluten and this happens? For example - I realized after I ate something that it wasn't what I thought it was.... so I know my reaction from gluten for certain.
The thing is, it just seems extreme for a teeny amount of gluten. I just don't want you to miss something because you blame it on gluten. It's a natural thing to blame everything on gluten. I feel this is his reaction to gluten, he needs to learn to recognize that it is irrational and learn to manage it. If that means he stays in his room with soft music and a punching bag....
no matter what the cause of this episode - you definitely need to talk about it. Maybe several times. I know with my boys, you might have to explain what concerns you and maybe a brief why it concerns you ( tho this behavior probably needs no " why "it worries you). They may need to think about it for a while or give you a partial answer today and discuss more in depth tomorrow.
Potato chips are usually gluten-free. If there is a concern, it is in an added flavor. I haven't seen a problem except for some BBQ flavors, and even then rarely. Wheat must be declared on the label in Canada and the USA. Rye and Barley do not need to be declared in the US, but in practice they are not hidden. That leaves dextrose which is a pure sugar and is gluten-free no matter where from what it was derived.
Potato chips are very high in salt. The potatoes themselves provide a lot of sugar through carbohydrates. Just saying...
Have you taken your son to the doctor yet? If you believe gluten is his problem, then I suggest you talk with your doctor about getting him tested.
Could he be behaving badly due to reasons other than diet?