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  1. What REALLY irritates me is when someone tells me "I have a friend who used to have Celiacs..." One - because they call it Celiacs, and two - because there is no cure for this disease. If your friend had Celiac, then she STILL has it! Ugh.
  2. Hi everyone, I just wanted to chime in and say that I too developed multiple food intolerances after my Celiac diagnosis and giving up gluten. The first to go was dairy, quickly followed by eggs, and now it's also soy, peanuts, quinoa, rice, corn, caffeine, and xanthan gum (to some degree)....
  3. Hello, everyone! I had my bloodwork done last week to see how things are going after one year on the gluten free diet. I was diagnosed with Celiac last July and have been off of gluten for almost a year. Can anyone help me interpret the results below? Is this good? Bad? Inconclusive? Thanks for...
  4. Hi there! I believe my celiac was triggered by either a parasitic infection (giardia) or all of the antibiotics I took to get rid of the giardia, because up until that point, I never had issues with food at all. I felt good generally all the time, drank beer regularly with no symptoms, etc. But...
  5. I agree that a food journal is key to figuring it all out. Without it, I think it would have taken me a lot longer to pinpoint some of my specific intolerances. For example, a few weeks ago, I was eating Sabra hummus as a snack at work for a few days in a row. Each afternoon after eating it, I would...
  6. Thank you for the glimmer of hope! It is interesting that our stories are so similar. Here's another question for you: how did you discover that your intolerances went away? I can't imagine you wanted to chance eating the foods again knowing the horrible symptoms they'd given you in the past...
  7. Hi everyone! I was diagnosed with Celiac last August after almost two years of not feeling well. I admit it took me a good two months to adjust/come to terms with my new lifestyle. I would still gluten myself occasionally, whether it be at a restaurant or by not thoroughly reading a food label...