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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This 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 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 Store. For Additional Information: Subscribe to: Journal of Gluten Sensitivity


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    I was only recently diagnosed with celiac disease but so far have found nothing but interest from people who hear me say I have to eat gluten-free. I've found that the first thing they ask is, "are you on that new diet". I just say no, I'm on a new life style. And then I explain what I mean. Lucy
  2. I like shar4 seem to be surviving well. I was just diagnosed the second of Nov. 03 I had major weight gain over a 3 year period and my most major symptom was depression and anxiety that no one could find a reason for also it seemed that no matter what I ate I kept indigestion. I too loved pretzels and just about lived on them, and snacks are my major hurtle. I have not had a major problem with most of the things I can no longer have. I just can't seem to find anything that I can have when I just want to pick. My husband has been wonderful. He reads every label and won't eat anything that I can't have when he is with me. I don't know how I would make it if he didn't show so much support. Lucy
  3. Hello everyone. I'm new here also and new to celiac disease. I was diagnosed with celiac disease quite by accident on November 2nd of 03. It was the most wonderful day of my life next to my wedding and the birth of my two children. For the last 10 years I have felt that I was falling apart and had no idea why. Now after being gluten-free since the diagnosis, I feel like a new woman. I have lost 15 lbs after gaining over 80 over the last 3 years. I was suffering from depression and anxiety. I was to the point that I couldn't leave the house unless it was a major necessity. My husband and children all thought I was crazy and to tell you the truth I thought so too. I couldn't explain it and neither could anyone else. I would never have imagined that it was caused by what I was eating. Back in August I hurt my knee and when I went to have it checked out this wonderful new dr. to our area started asking a lot of questions about my health. I just turned 52 on Nov the second and he wondered if I was having any pre-menopausal problems. I told him about everything that was going on and he decided to run some tests to see if it would be possible to go on HRT. Since there was history of cancer, diabetes and heart disease in my family he decided to do a colonoscopy to make sure I was okay. He sent me to the Gastroentrologist and he asked further questions, like have you had any problem with indegestion or heartburn and I told him that I had been having problems with just about everything I ate anymore so he decided to do the Endoscopy as well. I would gladly go thorugh both of them again to get the same results. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not glad I have celiac disease. I'm just glad they know what I have. In just the short amount of time that I have been gluten-free, I am a totally different person. I can be with my family and not be on edge the whole time, I can go out in a crowd and not feel like I was being smothered. In fact my husband and I just got back from a wonderful christain concert in NC where we brought the new year in with over 20,000 people. I'm still having a hard time dealing with eating in restaurants and I do get a little frustrated with being unable to find the things to cook with. The only place that carries any gluten-free products is the local Food City, and that's just rice flour. I live in a little town in southeastern KY and no one here has ever heard of gluten-free products. I guess that's why I was so surprised and thankful that a dr. actually found out what was wrong. My family dr. who we have been seeing since 1975 couldn't find anything. I'm so glad I found this site, because all that I have learned about celiac disease has come from Even the dietician I see had to go online to find out what celiac disease was. I'm also glad that I was invited to join this group. I couldn't find anyone who could talk to me about celiac disease and the things that I am going through. Thank you all for letting me know that I'm not alone with celiac disease. Lucy from KY