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Is Your Medicine Gluten Free?

gluten free medicineIs Your Medicine Gluten Free? It’s not enough that those who suffer with coeliac disease have to endure monitoring everything they eat and drink. Gluten (the protein that causes the intestinal damage), is in some medicines too!

Gluten isn’t needed for any medicine to be effective but is commonly used as a thickener or filler to add bulk or shape. Gluten is also a pretty good digestible ‘glue’. So, one of the inactive ingredients in pills, etc. (sometimes called “exipients”) is frequently gluten. Unfortunately, it’s not always listed on the label.

Fortunately, more and more pharmacies are becoming sensitive to the need for many customers to have gluten free medicine. ... Read More...

Are you Still ill on a Gluten Free Diet?

still ill on a gluten free dietIf you’ve been diagnosed with coeliac disease and have been following a gluten free diet the chances are that you are feeling a whole lot better. But what if you are still feeling ill despite sticking to your gluten free diet?

I’ve now been following my gluten free diet for 1 year and there has been a massive difference in my symptoms. Right before I was diagnosed I felt ill most of the time and often could do nothing apart from lie down. You can read about my coeliac disease symptoms in this post.

Now when I do get symptoms, they are a lot milder, but ... Read More...

My Coeliac Disease Symptoms

coeliac disease symptomsCoeliac disease can show itself in many different ways, depending on the person and it can frequently take many years to diagnose. Here are a few of the most common coealic disease symptoms:

General Malaise (feeling of being generally unwell) Stomach Cramps Diarrhoea Fatigue Headaches Loss of Appetite Bloating Nausea Infertility

As many of these coeliac disease symptoms are also symptoms of other diseases and everyone is different, it may take a while to get to the bottom of the problem. If you think you may have coeliac disease it is important that you do not start a gluten free diet yourself – you must go to the doctor and get a blood test. If you start to ... Read More...