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  1. Great suggestions - thanks! I know she has many food allergies as well, including mushrooms, pepper and others. I suspect she is getting gluten in her diet and needs to take another look at that. I know they eat out a lot and that can be a real challenge for her. She has purchased a great restaurant guide for celiacs, which should help with that. Thanks for the tips!
  2. A few months ago, my sister was diagnosed with celiac disease. As far as I know, she has been very strict with her diet. Before her diagnosis, she had a major problem with acid reflux. After starting the celiac disease diet that problem cleared up. Recently, however, she has noticed a return of her acid reflux symptoms. I suspect this means she has been getting gluten in her diet again. Any thoughts? Thanks!
  3. Thanks so much for the replies. My sister emailed me yesterday and she has purchased the book Celiac for Dummies. I am thinking about going on a gluten-free diet as a trial. I have felt so sick for so long that if there is the slightest chance it could be gluten-related, I am willing to give it a try. Thanks again!
  4. Hi, Since my sister told me that she was recently diagnosed with celiac disease, I have been lurking on this site to try to educate myself about celiac disease. I figured it was time to register and get acquainted. I have been helping her by sending her links to articles, info about celiac disease, recipes, etc. Like many of you, she is overwhelmed with the gluten-free diet, etc. I went to Borders and purchased Celiac Disease, A Hidden Epidemic, read much of it, and have urged her to buy it as well. I found this book to be very helpful. I couldn't believe it when she told me the only thing her doctor told her was that she had celiac disease, sent her to the nurse who then gave her a print-out of recipes - that was it! After reading the book, I am dumbfounded. After learning about her dx and reading the Celiac disease book, I began to wonder if I might have celiac disease. I have had a life-long problem with overwhelming fatigue. I have been troubled recently with an itchy rash on my back and a bit under my arms. I went to my dr and he took a quick peek and said "you have eczema". When my UC was diagnosed 5 years ago, I did have a strange quarter-sized rash on the inner aspect of my elbows. I mentioned to my doctor that my sister had just been dx'd with celiac disease, and he very reluctantly ordered blood tests. The results came back negative. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis about five years ago, so I do get diarrhea occasionally and have had that off and on most of my life. I am currently in remission with the UC, however. Well, that's about about me and my sister. I hope to "meet" many of you and learn all I can about celiac disease. Thanks for reading my introduction. Diane Count Your Blessings, Not Your Worries
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