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  1. Welcome to the board. This condition can be a bit overwhelming at first but we are here to help you get through it. It is best to stick with whole foods at first. Veggies, frozen without sauce is fine, fresh meats, chicken, fish, fruits...
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    Work holiday party

    I agree that you should go and bring your own food or eat something before you go. As someone who spent years in the food industry (with many as the cook at a place that specialized in dietary restrictions) I can tell you that the caterer...
  3. Call your doctor's office in the morning and tell them what is going on. The doctor can reissue the script and then contact the pharmacy and tell them that you need that med from the maker you used before. It is also possible that she...
  4. Dad would be a good idea also. Unfortunately sometimes women are not taken as seriously as men by doctors. One more thing to add...If by chance you are being woken up at night by stomach issues make sure your doctor knows this. We often...
  5. What tests did they do and were you gluten free or gluten light when they were done? You need to be eating at least the equivalent of a couple slices of bread a day for about 12 weeks before blood tests if you have been gluten free or gluten...
  6. It means that, like myself, you have one of the rarer celiac associated genes. Welcome to the board and the 'club' you never wanted to join. Do be sure to read the Newbie 101 thread at the top of the Coping section and feel free to ask any...
  7. Yes gluten can cause serious depression and suicidal thinking and even actions. After CC I get 24 hours where life does not seem worth living but I am able to fight it because I know that the feelings are being caused by being glutened and...
  8. You stated in your first post that you had both positive blood work and a strong positive on your biopsy. Why is your doctor wanting to redo the testing? Being gluten free will not impact testing for other issues and glutening for 6 weeks...
  9. McCormicks single ingredient spices are what I use. I also will get Wegman's mixed spices if they have their circle G. I put their Garlic and Herb blend in almost everything from meats and eggs to veggies. I know it is expensive to replace...
  10. That is not a for sure that you are not celiac. There are more than just the two most common genes that are associated with celiac disease. I am very thankful that I was diagnosed before gene testing became common. I would be dead by now...
  11. Welcome to the board. All you need is one positive blood test on the panel to have celiac. You had that positive. How many biopsies did the doctor take? At least 5 or 6 should have been taken from different areas of the small intestine....
  12. I don't know where the person answering the pepperoni and gluten question is getting their info but it is wrong. I have found it to not be common to find gluten in prepackaged processed lunch meats, some are even labeled gluten free. If...
  13. You have gotten some good advice already so I don't have much to add. As far as how much gluten to eat before testing you need to consume a slice or two of bread or a couple servings of a gluten food for about 2 months or so before blood...
  14. Glad your challenge is over and you can now heal. Sometimes the body gives us answers the most clearly. If there is anything that we can help with feel free to ask.
  15. Coffee is fine. I have 3 cups every morning. If you tolerate dairy I would suggest skipping those flavored creamers at first. They are full of stuff with which you might have issues. One nice way to flavor coffee I found was to get vanilla...
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