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  1. Congratulations on getting a diagnosis! And yes, things will get easier. But the first few months will be rough. You most likely are still getting glutened and not realizing it, either by things in your kitchen that haven't been replaced yet, such as cutting boards, non-stick pans, the toaster oven...
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    Rice? !!!

    Before blaming rice, I would suggest never eating out again unless the entire restaurant is gluten free. It is pretty much impossible to get a gluten-free meal from any restaurant that serves foods that are not gluten free. Their entire kitchen is going to be cross contaminated. But I would...
  3. I don't think you can make a claim that PPIs are causing people to develop celiac disease, though I would not be surprised if a pharmaceutical could exacerbate a person's symptoms, making it more likely for them to start asking questions and to possibly get a diagnosis.
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    Head ache after eating

    I would suspect that histamine levels could be high as well. Your body produces its own histamines but you can also get them from food. The way histamines work is that your levels can build and build but you won't have any symptoms until they hit a critical level, at which point, symptoms appear...
  5. I have frequently thought that all prisons should serve gluten-free foods in order to reduce behavioral problems amongst inmates, but I had not considered a case this extreme. I would not be surprised (if anyone bothered to study it) if the prison populations had a higher rate of celiac than the...
  6. Sorry, I'm not going to get into an argument over symantics. I said "linked to", which you have already agreed is true, so I'm not sure why you are asking me to prove my statement.
  7. You might try going supplement free for a while. Most supplements are not bioidentical to the nutrients we get from our food and can have side effects. Like vitamin D supplements can be tough on your kidneys, for example. And I wouldn't supplement anything unless you've actually tested as having...
  8. I sometime have this if I eat something salty, but it is normally in combination with something else, such as gnawing on a toothpick that is made with tea tree oil (endocrine disruptor) that has already caused irritation in my mouth. For me, it is not a true allergic reaction, just a reaction. You...
  9. I have had some issues with foods that are labeled as gluten-free, but those instances have been rare and my reactions were small. But I'm hardcore about being gluten free so I now react to even miniscule parts per million. If you're like me, that just means we're doing it right! If you're avoiding...
  10. Celiac is linked to problems in both the small and large intestines. Autoimmune reactions rarely limit themselves to just one area of the body. But yes, when they do an endoscopy and look for damage, they are looking at the section right at the top of the small intestine. LyndsRose, congratulations...
  11. Already being a cook is a great thing if you are recently diagnosed. You're likely to have a bit of a shock when start to realize how many foods are no longer safe, and many of them foods that "should" be okay but are actually being produced in ways that allow for cross contamination or have hidden...
  12. Also, get your thyroid hormone levels checked. Celiac and thyroid disease often go hand in hand. If you have a hyperactive thyroid, it will be difficult to gain weight because all of the systems in your body run too fast. If your B12 deficiency isn't caused by malabsorption due to intestinal damage...
  13. I found this old thread because I just had a reaction to Udi's frozen pizza. I've been hard-core gluten free for many years and have been eating Udi's frozen pizzas for the past couple without complaint ... until last night. My stomach is now doing somersaults in ways that I haven't experienced since...
  14. This was years ago, but the only thing off during the testing at a yearly physical was extremely low cholesterol levels. Despite that my doctor asked me if I was a vegetarian and my answer was no, and that I had never been, his treatment recommendation was "Eat more steak." and he sent me on my way...
  15. LadyK, you totally made me do more research into fluoride with your comment about the allergy. Thank you! I may finally understand why I've had to buy spring water for years and can't use fluoridated dental products! Some online reading tonight tells me that 1% of the population is allergic to...