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  1. tessa25

    Undigested foods?

    Two weeks is early for healing. You could try eating twice as many half sized meals at least 2 hours apart.
  2. Others can give you good advice on the pots, etc. I figured I'd give you my list of good tasting gluten free equivalents. If you're currently on a meat, potato, and veggies diet then relax because this is gonna be easy. So here's what I found out regarding food: Note: insert the words "gluten free" in every item mentioned as some of the companies also sell non gluten free stuff. It's tedious to write that phrase all the time. Get a chest freezer to store all of your frozen gluten-free foods. Makes things easier. Bread: - Canyon bakehouse without question is the most realistic tasting bread. They have white, fake rye, multigrain and bagels (the bagels are fantastic). - Schar baguettes are decent. - Katz makes an English muffin that, after toasted, reminds me of a real one provided it has stuff on it like butter. I think that's the brand. - Etalia has a good boule if you prefer artisan bread. (Colorado) Pizza crust: - Schar makes a good thick and chewy crust. - Udis makes a good thin and crispy crust. - Etalia makes a great New York crust. (Colorado) Pasta: - Barilla makes the best pasta. Tastes like normal pasta. Spaghetti cooks the best. Flour: - Pamelas all-purpose flour is great for making gravy and batter for fried foods. Cereal: - Envirokidz Gorilla Munch cereal is a yummy equivalent to corn Pops. Cookies: - Goodie Girl mint slims - fantastic girl scout mint cookie equivalent - Glutino makes a decent Oreo equivalent. - Kinnikinnik makes a good nilla wafer - Mi Del makes a great ginger snap. Cake: - Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix tastes the same, but you have to get the cooking time exactly right. It is a very small window of time. Too long and it's too dry. - Udi's blueberry muffins after 8 seconds in the microwave are addicting - Katz chocolate donut holes are fabulous Frozen meals: - Udi's Chicken Florentine is addictive and Broccoli Kale lasagna is a good white lasagna. Restaurants (not from personal experience, just from research) - Chinese – PF Changs. Employees are supposedly trained in gluten free. - Burgers – In N Out. The only thing here that is not gluten free are the buns so it is very easy for them to do gluten free. They are also trained in it. They are only out west. Road Trip! - Outback steakhouse. Employees are supposedly trained in gluten free. How good they are depends on where you live.
  3. tessa25

    Maybe I dont have it?

    Damage is still happening, even if you don't feel it.
  4. If you were willing to go on gluten for 12 weeks I would give you my spiel on how to order your own blood test for celiac for $300. But I suspect you're not. So I won't You might be interested in purchasing a Nima sensor in order to check your food when you go to restaurants. It is a great tool for attempting to eliminate the gluten in your life. But it's not perfect so if you buy one you should read about it and watch the YouTube videos.
  5. If eating gluten makes you sick and going strictly gluten free makes you feel good, then go strictly gluten free.
  6. Make sure you get the full celiac panel done so there are no uncertainties with the results. Be strong about this. The full celiac panel includes: TTG IGA TTG IGG DGP IGA DGP IGG EMA IGA You have to be eating gluten daily for 12 weeks before the blood test. A positive on any one blood test should lead to a gastroenterologist doing an endoscopy/biopsies to confirm a celiac diagnosis.
  7. If you only did the one blood test you could always have the full celiac blood tests done before going gluten free. The full celiac panel includes: TTG IGA TTG IGG DGP IGA DGP IGG EMA IGA You can either have a gastroenterologist order the full celiac panel plus whatever else they typically test for, or you can order your own test at a site like walkinlab.com. At walkinlab.com it's called the celiac comprehensive test and costs $298.00 (not covered by insurance). The blood draw is done at your nearest Labcorp. You get your results in less than a week at walkinlab.com . If you are high on more than just the TTG IGA you would have more proof. Or you could go gluten free now and recheck TTG IGA in three months to see if it goes down with gluten free. You would have to have the same lab run the recheck as the original test.
  8. You could always have your gastroenterologist do the full celiac blood panel. That will give you a baseline for where you are now. It can take a month or more for damage from eating gluten to do something noticeable with your blood tests. If you have been gluten-free your blood tests should be normal. Keep in mind that the gluten in barley could be doing damage even though you don't feel it. Then one day you can be wondering why you always feel sick and just avoiding wheat doesn't help.
  9. The full celiac panel includes: TTG IGA TTG IGG DGP IGA DGP IGG EMA IGA You have to be eating gluten daily for 12 weeks before the blood test. A positive on any one blood test should lead to a gastroenterologist doing an endoscopy /biopsies to confirm a celiac diagnosis. It looks like you only had the TTG tests and IGA done. If you have been eating gluten you can get the DGP and EMA tests done. It looks like your doctor did not do any biopsies during the endoscopy. Maybe get a new gastroenterologist to do the biopsies.
  10. The full celiac panel includes: TTG IGA TTG IGG DGP IGA DGP IGG EMA IGA You have to be eating gluten daily for 12 weeks before the blood test. A positive on any one blood test should lead to a gastroenterologist doing an endoscopy /biopsies to confirm a celiac diagnosis. You should make an appointment with a gastroenterologist to get the full celiac panel done. Say that when you make the appointment. Give them the list of tests and say they can test for other things as well, but that full list must be run.
  11. The full celiac panel includes: TTG IGA TTG IGG DGP IGA DGP IGG EMA IGA You have to be eating gluten daily for 12 weeks before the blood test. A positive on any one blood test should lead to a gastroenterologist doing an endoscopy /biopsies to confirm a celiac diagnosis. Many people wiith celiac will only show a high on one of the blood tests.
  12. Sounds like she has constipation. I don't know what one does with kids, but lots of cooked zucchini can get things moving. And magnesium get things moving. But I don't know what the rules are with kids and magnesium.
  13. The full celiac panel includes: TTG IGA TTG IGG DGP IGA DGP IGG EMA IGA A positive on any one blood test should lead to a gastroenterologist doing an endoscopy /biopsies to see if you have celiac. It looks like you are missing the DGP tests. Perhaps you can get them done while you are waiting for your gastro appointment. You could possibly have a more definitive result from them.