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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/24/2018

      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 is Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet? 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 and may God bless you today!

  2. thanks, zippyten. that's exactly what i was thinking, too. people's reactions to your problems (gluten-free or anthing else in life) can really show their true colors. the bad thing about celiac is that i think most people have never heard of it. sometimes i feel like people feel like i'm making it up! i learned something recently from a friend with a small child. she said that if she doesn't act too shocked/upset about little things that happen (spilled milk for example), her son is so much less upset about little stuff. i apply this more in my own life now and it helps. if i act like the celiac is no big deal, just another small annoying thing i have to deal with and laugh about it, others don't make such a fuss either.
  3. Alcohol

    i am having alcohol problems, too. i don't drink that much (few drinks per week) but am surprised that i seem to feel sick (gas,bloating) a few hours after having my usual captain morgan rum and coke. i was really sick from alcohol before going gluten-free, but then i was drinking some whisky and other wheat alcohols. a friend who works in the restuarant biz thought that maybe it could be the bar/restuarant using cheap sodas/mixers that may not be gluten-free. i am hoping maybe after i have healed more (i've been gluten-free for about 4 months), i can drink again without fear! also, i was on a date recently and we were having drinks at a lounge that didn't have captain morgan (i am sure that is gluten-free). we couldn't even tell what other drinks i could have. my date was so sweet, he was asking the bartender to pull down bottles from the shelves so we could see if it had grain in it. unfortunately, i guess they don't have to label the ingredients on alcohol. i ended up just drinking a coca cola!
  4. Depression

    Hang in there. You can do this. My advice is to admit that it is difficult to make changes in your eating habits and realize that you are making these changes to feel better. Yes, everyone is stressing that you can substitute gluten-free food for the old ones you used to eat, but i started to feel better when i realized that nothing can take the place of going into any store and picking up any food i felt like eating. Things change. I have actually been enjoying cooking more instead of going to the store for processed food. And, if you need more help, speaking to a psychologist does help. Hope you feel better soon.
  5. Hi! This is my first post but not my first time at this site. I am so thankful to everyone that has posted caring, informative, realistic information about how to live with this disease. I found out (my own research) that i had celiac disease about 3 months ago and went on the gluten-free diet at the same time. I started feeling better right away but am just starting to feel as though i have my healthy life back in the last few weeks. I am trying not to feel depressed because i feel like i lost the last three years of my life feeling sick everyday. The advice i have found on this site has made me realize that i am not alone or psychotic or "just stressed out". I just want to encourage everyone else to stick with the gluten free and healthy diet (even though it seems nearly impossible to resist the urge to run to the bakery for a chocolate cake and cookies!). It is worth the limitations to feel great again because my body is now so quiet and content! Thanks all!