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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/07/2018

      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.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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 Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. Happy Birthday Dollface!!! :)

  2. I would like to edit a very old post of mine, several in fact, to remove some personal information. Is this possible? I have gone over the thread and can not find a edit button. Is there a time limit or am I missing something. Thank you.
  3. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  4. hi, so ,I want to get this straight...you have 4 daughters? One not tested, one tested positive for celiac but you don't know her genes, and two more listed here. after you clarify, I'll repost, but for now.... yes daughter #3 has a strong possibility of having the complete celiac gene. You have at least half, hubby has half, daughter # 2 has half the half genes can cause gluten intolerance and celiac, though not at as high of a rate as the complete gene. good luck
  5. does anyone know if hawaiian host maui caramacs have gluten in them. I just got a box from a friend as a gift and want to eat them. Ken love...do you know? thanks
  6. thank you everyone I hope you have continued success and good health
  7. Cold Sores

    my daughter was get 3 kinds of mouth sores cold sores, sores in the corner of her mouth, and white sores in her mouth the PA said the ones in the corner are from a bacteria/ yeast combo the white sores in the mouth are associated with celiac, which my daughter does not have the cold sores are herpes. I thought her sores may have been from gluten, I put her on a gluten free trial diet. I ended up getting her sore swabbed and it was positive for herpes. I would suggest getting your sores tested.
  8. Yesterday was my one year anniversary of being 100% gluten free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel pretty good, so much better than I did for years. Even when I didn't eat wheat I still had bad symptoms at times. I wish I had gone gluten free years ago. I don't feel poisoned I don't have weird visual effects where everything would seem further than it really was I don't get brain fog I am not dizzy all the time my blood pressure went up to normal my skin doesn't itch constantly everywhere I don't have a rash on my hands anymore(that had started to spread) I don't have chronic constipation I don't have hemoroid pain I don't feel like vomiting when I have to go to the bathroom my facial skin doesn't break out nearly as much my hormones have stablized- I have a bigger libido and am far less moody, PMS is greatly diminished I am less likely to get irratated and bitter my blood sugar is stablized- I don't go from fine to starving in a second, I progress to hungry When I am hungry, I don't feel like I will vomit I can't believe how many facets of my life have been touched by this sometimes I have a bad day, or a symptom, but it is not the norm for me anymore I still use bananas as medicine, I would have died without them long ago When people find out that I can't eat gluten and they say how that's too bad or say, NO, what is too bad is that I was undiagnosed and sick for so many years, since I was a child. I have no problem not eating gluten because I never want to go back to how I was before Good luck to everyone else
  9. I know a family whose daughter was diagnosed with Tourettes at 6. Within the month they removed gluten. They never tested for Celiac. Within a week her tics were almost gone. She is doing much better. I have talked to her mom and her other symptoms scream celiac to me, but either way, they have removed ALL gluten and most other grains from her diet. She eats corn, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes. I have encouraged her to come on here, but don't know if she ever did.
  10. dad of five boys, you only have 2 genes: DQ8 and DQ4 DQA1*0302, DQB1*0402 is the full name of DQ4 DQA1*0302, DQB1*0302 is the full name for DQ8 The 0302 in the alpha part of the DQ4 gene does not confer gluten intolerance. Just because they numbers are the same, doesn't mean they act the same. You have to look at the entire code and the placing of it. your children can either get DQ8 or DQ4 from you. Then they get their other gene from their mom. I've read the study quoted before. I have the half gene DQ2.2 and DQ5. I never got blood work or biopsy, so no clue on that, but I had symptoms across many systems in my body that are better now.
  11. Itchy No Rash

    I don't remember clearly, but it started to go away within the first week. I went from itching ALL the time to barely itching. I do still itch more than most people probably, but they may be just my make up. I have sensitive skin in general- very fair, sunburn easily, react to chemical soaps, etc. I also itch if I eat too much sugar, like around halloween. The only other food problem I know for sure I have is with nuts, but they give me D, not itching.
  12. Itchy No Rash

    I itched A TON with no visible rash on huge sections of my body. It goes away when I don't eat gluten
  13. Rash On My Finger

    mine is caused by wheat and was one of my symptoms as a preteen(but on my foot) and then when my symptoms worsened again, it was one of my first and worst symptoms. horrible, it ate my hand up. My friend gets it from corn though and my dr says it is definately allergy related. Have any of you been tested for IGE allergies? I never have been but wonder if I have a wheat allergy too on top of being gluten intolerant or if it is just because wheat has the most.
  14. good point mike several people I know felt triggered by stomach bugs, My next door neighbor is in his late 60s and just got diagnosed. His only real compaint for years was heartburn, then he got shoulder surgery. About 22 months later, he was horribly ill. He believes the surgery triggered him, but then it took a little while to get deathly ill from it. Also, some of us Knew we needed to avoid wheat, so we did, but still ate other glutens. Then it gets real confusing. plus, everyone has a unique immune system. Some may go full throttle right away,whereas some my slowly build up to a crescendo.
  15. mine just started up again bad. I started drinking coffee again, I stopped in January cause I could not handle it after going gluten free. hmmm. caffeine, plus I am not drinking enough water either.