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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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  1. Yeah. I think I'm going to do that with my tax return. My son's pediatric GI appointment is on the 25th, so it'll be interesting to see how his results come back. If he tests positive, I'll be doing the diet even if my enterolab test comes back negative. And I may do it anyways even if his tests come back negative.
  2. "t-Transglutaminase IgG <1 f@" (and it lists 0 - 5 as negative, 6 - 9 as weak positive, and >9 as positive) "Endomysial Antibody IgA Negative @" It says the tests were performed at LabCorp in Burlington, NC.
  3. That's interesting, thank you.
  5. My seven year old seems to have puffy eyes (mostly above his eyes) in the winter. How likely is it that this is connected to gluten intolerance?
  6. Oh yeah, and his girlfriend is a nurse and he says they have a friend whose a doctor who he wants to talk to about this. He'll most likely show them whatever I give him, and if they try to discredit it, he'll be much much more likely to accept whatever his girlfriend and the doctor tell him than any information I give him, so reputability/credibility of the source is extremely important.
  7. He told me to go ahead and set up a doctor appointment, and he wants me to email him some information. I need the most useful, simple, and accurate information from the most reputable sources. Any suggestions?
  8. I Hate Everything...

    Sorry, I was going to try to find a link when I posted it but had to get my kid to school and didn't know if I'd have time to google it (ended up being easy because apparently all you have to do with something like that is put quotes around a whole sentence and search for it, and it comes up right away). Here's what I've found: Anyways... I don't want to make it sound like I'm saying this DEFINITELY IS TRUE or anything like that. I don't know how credible the source is, but when I originally found it I had been reading similar things from other sources (no idea what they were anymore). The article isn't even specifically about Celiac Disease.
  9. Yeah, that's what I thought.
  10. I was under the impression that the blood antibody test often give false negatives. Can they see damage to the small intestine through a colonoscopy? I thought they have to do an endoscopy to see the small intestine? Either way, the colonoscopy is already scheduled (due to blood in my BMs which I'm fairly certain is just due to constipation).
  11. Yep, that's the reaction I get for anything I go into a doctor for. "You take psychiatric medications, so this must just be related to psychiatric illnesses. Have you talked to your psychiatrist about this?" Then when I do talk to her about it she looks shock for a second, then shakes her head and asks why that complaint would be related to my mental health. lol
  12. My GI doctor told me that the only condition with alternating diarrhea and constipation is IBS (as evidence for why he doesn't think I'm gluten intolerant). I've read otherwise, but I'm curious as to people's actual experiences with this. Is this guy just simply wrong, or is the stuff I've been reading wrong, or is it sometimes the case?
  13. WTF He didn't give me a chance to explain things or ask questions, said a lot about Celiac Disease that contradicts everything I've read (and I've read a fair amount about it), said I probably didn't have anything other than IBS because I "look healthy", and even started talking about psychosomatic this and that. However, all I really expected out of the appointment was the antibody tests, which he ordered (he didn't order the gene test though), and I won't be surprised if they come back negative even though I probably am gluten intolerant. But... what if I'm not really gluten intolerant after all?
  14. I Hate Everything...

    However, perhaps when we eat things that are poison to our bodies it's reaction to pain and/or danger is to be expected? I have read about how people who lack the enzymes to digest certain sugars can become addicted to them because of the release of endorphins, which can be addictive. Also, some people (especially people who can't absorb the nutrients from their food?) have low levels of norepinephrine (not to mentioned other neurotransmitters) because the proteins we eat contain amino acids that are precursers to neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and seratonin. I've got a chart in my photobucket about how low levels of these things can cause addictions and other symptoms. So yeah, a lot of food containing gluten are also starchy. Cravings for bread or pasta (among other things, as you can see) could be the result of malabsorbtion. Now, having said all that, I've read that many people go through a week or so of withdrawals when they stop consuming foods they're intolerant to. Taking certain supplements can help with this. When I stopped eating gluten for a week and a half as an experiment, I didn't go through any type of withdrawal, but I was taking some of the supplements listed in that chart as well as L-glutamine and a good multivitamin. The one that seems to help me the most is DLPA (listed in the chart as DL-phenylalanine).