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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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      Hi. Thanks for the reassurance  re B12. You can get over the counter iron in the UK but it's a much weaker form than you can get on pescription and I have never tolerated tablets well, when I was pregnant I had injections and they helped enormously so that's what I was hoping for from my GP- but alas he did not think my symptoms were related to anaemia, he thought infection. But my bloods have come back today with no increased CRP and fine white cell count so I am almost certain it's anemia and B12 deficiency ( I don't supplement this, and think my body can't absorb it so releases it back in to my blood). I was expecting my B12 to be low which is why I was so suprised at the blood reading. either that or my gut has a bizarre ability to hold high B12 and low iron which would be unusal.  I will look at getting my Vit D checked, however have been only stopped taking it about 6 months ago after finishing breastfeeding.  I am hoping to speak to my consultant who can fax my GP and I can get an injection soon, in the meantime I am taking liquid iron ( spartone ) with vit c as it's easier on the tummy. its reassuring to know that odd B12 levels can be seen in celiac as I was initially worried having googled high B12.
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      I haven't found one worth eating. I would like to know the answer. I just eat my burgers bunless. But I haven't found any loaf bread that I like either.  
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    • Favorite Hamburger Buns?
      What brand of hamburger buns does everyone like?  I have not yet found one that I like after a few bites.  Maybe it takes time to get used to the different texture/flavor of the gluten-free bun?  I would love to hear if people have found brands that they really enjoy so I can try them! 
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      Hi Kam,  I second everything that Cyclinglady has told you, but just to let you know that I be me intolerant to dairy before my diagnosis for coeliac disease. The 2npositive tests, were they both blood tests or one blood test and one endoscopy? If you are waiting to see them in the Endocsopy department, I think they will want to do one if you haven't had one already and in order to do this and get the correct result, you must eat gluten for at least 6 weeks before you can have the test done, because it is the gluten that causes the auto-immune result.  I too have a thyroid disorder, which was diagnosed long before I had been diagnosed with coeliacs disease. Also a couple of years after diagnosis I became intolerant to soya and xanthan gum and E464 (hydroxypropl methyl cellulose) which is quite often found in gluten free baking produce, including bread. A food diary is a good start, which has also been suggested, but don't jump the gun if you haven't had an endoscopy with biopsies yet. It is still possible to carry on with gluten free and dairy free diet if you are vegetarian, but it makes it a little harder and don't forget dairy free milk is usually fortified with vitamins and minerals.
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