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  1. Honestly, I don’t take any chances with medications. I only take meds where the manufacturers can absolutely assure me they are gluten free. Teva makes a gluten free amoxicillin which I have used with no problem.
  2. Citric acid is also made from fermented mold, which you may be reacting to. I can’t tolerate it either.
  3. When eating in “gluten free” restaurants I still ask my food to be cooked separately in aluminum foil to avoid cross contamination.
  4. How about trying a food intolerance test? You can do that through Cyrex labs or KBMO Diagnostics. You don’t have to be eating gluten for the test, and it will also test other foods. I found it to be accurate and extremely helpful.
  5. A gluten challenge is a bad idea. Get a food sensitivity test through KBMO Diagnostics, simple blood spot test will tell you what foods you are sensitive to, and you do not need to be consuming the food. A gluten challenge is not necessary and is dangerous.
  6. I too have struggled with Candida for years along with celiac and other autoimmune issues. The best way to fight Candida is to eliminate all starches and sugars from any source whatsoever. That means vegetables and fruit as well. I would also recommend a food intolerance test from KBMO Diagnostics...
  7. I feel for you. My mom had diarrhea, immensely swollen joints, headaches, etc...lost 100 lbs towards the end of her life. She died at 81 after years of suffering, no diagnosis. I have celiac as well as my 2daughters, and we know she had it too. So much suffering for a slice of bread.
  8. The casein in milk is very similar to the gluten protein, and over time the ammune system can react to the casein as though it was gluten. This happens over time, and though you may have been able to consume dairy previously, you may have to avoid it now. Not good to suffer the consequences, it...
  9. Yes, you can have a thyroid problem without an enlarged thyroid, and without antibodies. You can have subclinical hypothyroidism which will then show up as hypo. It can also be a T4 to T3 conversion problem. If you can find a functional medicine doctor who will test your tsh,, free t4, free t3 and...
  10. Another source for hidden gluten are the stickers adhered to fresh fruits and vegetables. The glue in the stickers may contain gluten. To avoid gluten exposure the best solution is to cut off the area where the sticker has been placed.
  11. Headaches are definitely my first and worst reaction from gluten. Not only that, headaches can also occur when I ingest something that my body perceives as similar to gluten. And after the gluten reaction has subsided, the headache disappears. Casein is another culprit.
  12. Hi Stacy, You sound a lot like me.....here are a few suggestions that were the root cause of my profound fatigue which did end up having thyroid involvement. Have your antibodies for candida checked. If you have an overgrowth of candida in the gut, the candida is capable of blocking the thyroid hormones...
  13. I also have scoliosis and kyphosis, and i remember reading on the net that celiac and scoliosis are connected. i have 2 rods and 12 screws in my back, surgery back in the 1980's. There are so many problems associated with gluten intolerance, it is highly likely that abnormal spine growth could be...
  14. I have complex kypho-scoliosis and celiac. I absolutely believe that the 2 are connected, considering that gluten intolerance has such a myriad of symptoms and related disorders. I'm sure you have all seen that tooth formation can be affected by celiac, then why not bones as well?
  15. Yes, the nausea is a common symptom of mine. But it wasn't caused by gluten, candida albicans was the culprit. I had to start avoiding all sugar and starch, use a probiotic and an antifungal. You never get rid of it, just keep it in check. If you have been on any antibiotics there is a chance...