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  1. Sure am hoping for good results with this trial .....would love to feel carefree in restaurants. Or, heaven forbid, eat real pizza!
  2. Red Apple lipstick (I don't really like the colors they offer though) Colour Pop is marketed as gluten-free too. They are not too expensive.
  3. I like all the ideas above! You've gotten some great advice. I wouldn't tell her until after it's official. No need to get her all worked up for no reason. Don't go into a lot of specifics until the diagnosis is final. After that, reach out to other parents in your school and find the...
  4. Hi and Welcome to the Forum. I am glad that you are here! As with a lot of things in life, try not to compare yourself to other people. You are trying to be the best version of yourself - not Jill, Annie, or Maya. People make a lot of foolish decisions in the world and it does not mean that...
  5. San Antonio is a lovely place. I lived there for a couple of years but I didn't have celiac at the time, so I can't really comment on eating out there with celiacs. It definitely would be on my list of cities to live in, though. There are a lot of fun celebrations in SA so you should visit during...
  6. Hi Joseph- The anti-transglutaminase IGA (Anti-TTG) is positive. It's hard to know about the endomysial Antibody without the reference range but usually positive is more than 1:10. So that's probably positive as well. Along with the endoscopy showing villous blunting, that usually makes the...
  7. In Austin, all the gluten free eating is pretty spread out. In central Austin/downtown, Wildwood Bake House which is 100% gluten-free. There are also restaurants that are mostly gluten free - Piknik and Casa de Luz are almost 100% gluten-free. There is a new bakery called Zucchini Kill that is ...
  8. Hi Boat Life- 2 things: You don't mention why you had the blood work done in the first place. Are you having symptoms? Do you have a family history of celiac? Certainly, the lab work is very suspicious for celiac but it's possible to have false positives. So get the biopsy to confirm, esp...
  9. Karen - what restaurants do you like to frequent in KC right now? My in-laws live there and we are headed up next week. I have not found too many places in the northeast part of town that I feel comfortable at.
  10. Austin, Texas would actually be a pretty good choice. We have 3 gluten free restaurants and several others that are almost completely gluten free. We also have 3 additional gluten free bakeries spread out around the area...... Downside is that everyone else has figured out that Austin is a pretty...
  11. About a year after my diagnosis of celiac, I developed GERD out of the blue. My symptoms don't appear to be related to CC but to be honest, I'm still not 100% sure. I have found, though, in addition to cyclinglady's recommendations, that eating small meals with mostly whole foods, avoiding...
  12. I was sad too! I think that's part of a normal reaction to something that will change your life so much. But, it hasn't stopped us. My kids are young but seem to have a travel bug. Traveling is by far the hardest part! We went to New Jersey, DC, LA, Houston, and the mid-west this summer and I...
  13. I would say that your doc is wrong. There is some evidence that negative TTG levels does not mean that you are not getting some cross contamination here and there. So, annual antibody checking does give a bit of a false reassurance when the results are negative. The problem with repeat endoscopy...
  14. Reese's pieces and Reese's PB cups are safe. Also, plain Hershey kisses say gluten free on the package here in the US if you would prefer something labeled.