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Food allergies to fish, seafood, tree nuts, aspartame(Equal),flax seed, and many drugs and now in 2015 I've been retested (blood tests and skin tests) and they are gone!!!  :D 
Stomach issues since childhood
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) age 6-42
Diabetes age 42 to present
Celiac disease/Gluten intolerance - negative test in 2009, positive tests in Nov. 2010
Genetic tests positive DQ2 negative DQ8 11/15/2010
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  1. They should be. If you see Dad's Root Beer Barrels they are gluten free. https://nuts.com/gluten-free/chocolatessweets/hard-candy/root-beer/
  2. My fear as well.. I've had several friends in rehab centers within nursing homes and talked to the nurses there and they had no clue what would be gluten free or not on their menu. My last stay in the hospital after they brought me several meals with gluten containing bread, gravy, toast crumbs on the eggs. My doctor told them I would only be eating things that were in sealed containers from the manufacturer. I had yogurt, fruit cups, milk, cereal (they had rice chex believe it or not) and pudding. He had put a sign on my door that I was not aware of that said All food and medication MUST
  3. Unfortunately the Department of Defense has guidelines that don't allow people with Celiac Disease to join the military.. However, since you were diagnosed while already in they probably won't send you home. But... who knows depends on your commanding officer I guess. Here is an article for you https://www.glutenfreeliving.com/gluten-free-foods/diet/gluten-free-soldier-in-afghanistan/
  4. Good doctor I had a similar experience but opposite. My lab tests were negative (we figure now that I was too sick to eat much at the time) and my biopsy they were not able to get in far enough they said... so with symptoms and the appearance of my small intestine along with genetic testing I was diagnosed with Celiac. Gluten free for almost 8 yrs now and doing much much better.
  5. I have not tried it but there are a lot of good reviews on it when you google it. Is the size the same for $6.50 vs $10? If it is then I'd try it.. will have to look in my local stores for it.
  6. Same here I have them every time I have a colonoscopy. Don't worry. If there is a reason to worry they would call you when they get the biopsies back. No news is good news!!
  7. I tested postive for both as well. My other blood tests were negative and done first but at the time I was very sick and living on cottage cheese and jello so I was not consuming gluten at all. My biopsy was positive. The GI was willing to diagnose me based on the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 but already had the biopsy /colonoscopy planned for the second time so we continued. He said it had to be Celiac based on what he saw during the biopsy because (his words) Only 2 things can make your insides look like raw meat. One is cancer and it's not that because I already did that biopsy or Celi
  8. Now that you have a diagnosis it may seem overwhelming but things will get better. A strict gluten free diet is the only treatment for Celiac. Start with whole foods.. fruit, vegetables, meat and rice. You can season your food with spices (make sure they are gluten free) for flavor. I started feeling better in 3-4 days and it got better from there. Once you remove the gluten from your diet, your gut will have a chance to heal. It takes time so don't get frustrated just keep going. I've been 7.5 yrs on the gluten free diet and it's easy now. I can eat in restaurants (have
  9. I had the gene test because I was too sick to eat at the time and the GI said that there are only two things that can make your insides look like that (ground meat) and one is cancer which he biopsied already and the other is Celiac. My tests were positive for the genes. I've been told that someone with a negative gene test will never be diagnosed with Celiac but a person with a positive gene test will need to be followed for symptoms or biopsied to make sure they don't have damage.
  10. Welcome to the forum. While in the beginning this is all quite overwhelming in time once she is diagnosed you will find that changing recipes gets easier with each passing day. As for your Lasagna... there are many very good gluten free lasagna noodles out there . I prefer Tinkyada brand for that and my family of grown children and a grand child can't tell the difference. We just had a vegetarian, gluten free Thanksgiving complete with a gluten free lemon cake as requested by my grandson and it was wonderful. I have experimented with a flour mix over the years and now I can ba
  11. I make my old recipes all the time. The only thing you have to be sure of is if your flour mix has xanthan gum or not. If it doesn't then you will need to add a bit per cup. Don't use too much or it will get gummy or spongy (it's powerful stuff!!!) Xanthan gum (or guar gum) is used in gluten-free baking because it is a binding agent that gives baked goods elasticity. Add 1/2 tsp. per cup of flour blend for cakes, cookies, bars, muffins. Add 1 Tsp. per cup if you are making yeast bread, pizza dough, other baked goods that call for yeast.
  12. Failure to comply with a strict gluten free diet with a diagnosis of Celiac disease can cause many other issues. Digestive, deterioration of the stomach and intestines and could lead to cancer. Other symptoms could arise neurological , psychological, skin conditions.etc... Do some research on the effects of untreated Celiac disease and you may change your mind on the gluten free diet. In comparison to what could happen it's simple. Good luck You are not young for this, it can be diagnosed at any age from small children to advanced years. Consider yourself lucky to have gotten
  13. I've noticed over the years that my reactions are not as severe either.. but I try not to consume
  14. I highly doubt that the diagnosis will changed based on the blood work. They've already diagnosed with biopsy which is the 'gold standard'. My blood work was negative as I was too sick to eat much but my genetic testing and the endo biopsy proved Celiac. Gluten free 7 yrs here.
  15. Beau's lines can be caused by malnutrition and malnutrition can be caused by Celiac. Nails grow very slowly so it could take some time for them to go away if they do. Maybe see a dermatologist if you haven't already Also do a search on this site, or on Google and it will bring you back here. There are a lot of old topics about this From https://glutenfreeworks.com/health/horizontal-and-vertical-ridges-fragile-nails-2/ Beau’s lines occur due to temporary cessation of growth of proximal nail matrix at the nail base. As the finger nail grows at the rate of 0.1 mm/day, the t
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