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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. Other Food Intolerances/senstivities?

    Thank you so much for your reply!! I was tested for Lyme(negative) and thyroid issues(all perfect). I already took the prednisone today and I feel like I should keep taking it for now, until my next dr appointment in 2 weeks. I think he's trying to see if my reaction to prednisone will rule anything out. I believe he's suspicious of mild lupus, but I just don't have the symptoms for a definitive diagnosis. There just aren't any good explanations for my symptoms. He ruled out fibro as well. The joint and muscle pain has become so severe lately that my life has come to a near complete stop. I'm so desperate at this point. I need a real life Dr. House And I really want to try to fix this with diet rather than meds, but I know my dr is trying to rule some things out with the prednisone. At the next appointment, I will talk to him about going off the prednisone, seeing how my body reacts, and then trying to see if I can determine any additional food intolerances/sensitivites.
  2. So for the past 5 months I've been experiencing increasing muscle and joint pain, fatigue, anxiety attacks, mind fog and now heavier and more frequent periods. No gastrointestinal symptoms. I've been to the doctor and had a ESR rate of 52(just means there's inflammation somewhere in my body, non-specific) and an ANA titer of 1:80(this just means there's a mild possibility I have an autoimmune reaction going on). My rheumotologist isn't sure what to think, as I don't have any other symptoms. He ran some more bloodwork today and put me on a low dose (5 mg/day) of prednisone. I'm really really upset about taking it because I've read so many stories of "moon face" and weight gain. I've been slim and fit my whole life and I can't handle the thought of being overweight w/a chubby face. Vain, I know, but it matters to me. With such a low dose, I doubt I'll get the side effects, but it still scares me. In any case, my question is this: Is there any possibility my symptoms could be caused by additional food intolerances/sensitivities(soy, casein, MSG, etc) that could be causing these symptoms and cause inflammation? Have any of you experienced this and saw your symptoms resolved after removing a certain food from your diet? Removing foods from my diet is difficult, but it's sure better than being on meds the rest of my life. Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you in advance!!!
  3. Kix Cereal

    YIKES!! I started reading this thread, not realizing the old date, and completely flipped for a moment...I've been eating Berry Berry Kix for the past week and thought it was safe-- it is! I'm not losing my mind after all I double checked my box and there are NO gluten ingredients listed. Doesn't mean there isn't some chance of cross-contamination, I guess, but I'm not ultra-sensitive and I've been eating it for a week with no symptoms, so I guess I'm good!
  4. I would email them and see if they have any suggestions, I've emailed them before and they're pretty quick to reply. They do have a recipe on the site for Coffee cake using the Baking Mix, so I can't imagine it would be too much of a stretch to make it a chocolate cake instead. However, I am not skilled in any way at altering recipes, so I won't even go there Maybe someone else has some ideas? I'd definitely try emailing Pamela's though! http://www.pamelasproducts.com/
  5. HOoray! I saw some of the new ones on sale yesterday *with* a coupon attached but I didn't buy it because I'd tried them before and didn't like them much...I may have to go run and pick some up now!
  6. Lady Question

    I used to have fairly irregular periods before going gluten free (every 5-8 weeks), with horrific cramping. I've been gluten free for 18 months now and my periods have become regular almost to the day, every 29 days! I've *never* in my life been able to predict the day I will start, so I'm pretty happy with that! My periods are also SO SO much less painful, for the most part. Some months I have no cramping at all and some I have mild/moderate, but nothing at all like before I went gluten free. My periods are also only about 2-3 now, compared to 5-6 days before gluten free, so YAY for improvement!!
  7. I use this spray often and I haven't had any problems with it. However, I know that sometimes it does drip down my throat slightly if I spray it too high up in my nose, so *if* you're super sensitive and *if* the product contains any gluten(very unlikely!), it's possible that you may be reacting. However, I have noticed that if I'm very congested before using the spray, it loosens up the mucus and causes it to drain into my stomach while I'm sleeping(yuck, right?) and will make me nauseous the next morning Maybe that's your problem? Let us know if you reach anyone at the company, I'd be curious to know what they say
  8. gluten-free Pancakes At Ihop!

    I ate at I-HOP last month and had a great experience! I did notice on the menu that the the omelets contain pancake batter to make them fluffy, so I pulled the waitress aside explained to her that I have a "wheat allergy" and asked if my eggs could be made separate and without any batter. She spoke to the manager, who spoke to the cooks, and I received a lovely bacon and cheese omelet with fruit on the side. The waitress was very understanding and said her son has the same problem(wheat allergy?), so I trusted that she was taking of care of things behind the scenes for me. When they brought out my plate, they brought it separate and assured me that it had been double checked and did not contain any wheat Yay for IHOP! OR at least the one I went to!
  9. I would *Love* to see a refrigerated gluten free dough that could be formed into biscuits, crescents, or cinnamon rolls...like Pilsbury has now I so miss the convenience of popping those biscuits into the oven without making a mix!
  10. Soy Milk

    I have spoken to customer service representatives of Silk a few times now and they have assured me each time that there is no gluten in any of their products, processing, or on their equipment. They don't deal with any gluten products at all. I believe you are probably thinking of Rice Dream Rice Milk, as Shopgirl mentioned.
  11. Poll- How Tall Are You?

    I'm 5'1" but it's totally genetic...my dad is 5'4" and my mom is 5'8"...I'm just a *tiny* person
  12. Question About Chebe Bread Mix

    I made the cheesy bread balls the other day with Sharp Cheddar and they were *Amazing*! They also mention on the package about adding herbs to make the flavor different, so I may try to throw in something interesting next time
  13. Chicken Broth

    I use Swanson (but keep in mind, Swanson Organic broth *does* have gluten) OR Best Choice Broth, they actually put "Gluten Free" right on the front of the box Hooray for cheaper off brands!
  14. Tell Me What Glutened Me From This List:

    I made this recipe awhile back and it was delicious! You make your own BBQ sauce, pour it over the meat, and cook in the crock pot(like you did) until it's nice and soft...just be sure to use a gluten free soy sauce like La Choy http://www.crock-pot.com/Recipe.aspx?rid=265 p.s. I just subbed white vinegar for white wine vinegar, I don't think it makes any difference
  15. I had my wisdom teeth taken out last summer and I ate a lot of tomato soup. Here's a recipe that's fairly simple and you can use Lactaid milk to make it lactose free for you: Ingredients: 1 cup chopped onion 1 Tablespoon oil 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground mustard 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes 2 Tablespoons tomato paste 3 cup milk 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth 1 cup cooked lentils (optional) Prep: Heat oil, add onion, and saute for about 3 minutes or until soft but not brown. Add garlic and spices. Cook for another minute or so. Carefully add tomatoes and tomato paste. Simmer for 4 minutes. Add milk and broth. Simmer 4 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Carefully transfer mixture to food processor or blender; process or blend until smooth and return to saucepan. Stir in lentils(if you like) and heat through. It'll make a big batch so you'll have lots to warm up later