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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. I wondering why dd's is taking so much longer? I know its not long but just wondering if the the test take longer according to gluten sensitivity? The more sensitive, the longer the test takes? I would have thought since they received the tests together they would have been close in sending results. Does anyone ever get results sent on a Sat? lol I am just very anxious to se how dd did. I only got the gluten sensitivity test. Thanks, Sandy
  2. Thanks! Just to be clear, I just got his results today. I have not been knowingly feeding him gluten. Now that I have this information, he will be gluten free...along with me. I guess I was just curious if his score was high for gluten intolerance. I see now that any amount over what is normal is doing damage. What I meant by asking the question...does he needs to be 100%....was do I need to be as concerned as a person with celiac as far as cross contamination goes? I showed my mom the results and she said.."I'm just not sure what those results mean." She said I needed to be sure the results were acurate because this meant a life long avoidance from gluten. Basically, she doesn't believe the results. UGH! Thanks, Sandy
  3. I just had him tested for gluten sensitivity. He suffers from eczema. Does this mean he is absolutely to stay away from gluten 100%? Is this a high result? We are on vacation until Sunday but plan to get back to gluten free when we get home. We had all gone gluten free a week before we left home and a week before we sent the stool sample and somehow, I allowed my children to go off of it while we are at the beach. I gues I just wasn't sure they needed to be gluten free. I am awaiting my dd's test results as well. Gluten Sensitivity Stool Test Fecal Antigliadin IgA 27 (Normal Range <10 Units) Interpretation of Fecal Antigliadin IgA: Intestinal antigliadin IgA antibody was elevated, indicating that you have active dietary gluten sensitivity. For optimal health, resolution of symptoms (if you have them), and prevention of small intestinal damage and malnutrition, osteoporosis, and damage to other tissues (like nerves, brain, joints, muscles, thyroid, pancreas, other glands, skin, liver, spleen, among others), it is recommended that you follow a strict and permanent gluten free diet. As gluten sensitivity is a genetic syndrome, you may want to have your relatives screened as well. For more information about result interpretation, please see Stool Analysis performed by: Frederick Ogunji, Ph.D., EnteroLab Molecular Gene Analysis performed by: American Red Cross Interpretation of all results by: Kenneth D. Fine, M.D., EnteroLab Thank You For Allowing EnteroLab to Help You Attain Optimum Intestinal And Overall Health. Thanks for looking! Sandy
  4. Positive For 2 Copies Mthfr C677t Mutation.

    Thanks so much for that information! I definitely will doing more research! Sandy
  5. Positive For 2 Copies Mthfr C677t Mutation.

    I wonder if I need to be more concerned about this mutation. My doc does not seem concerned at all. Maybe because I am not pregnant at this time. She told the MTHFR gene was only a real probelm IF I also had high homosystine levels, which I don't. I would think she would have wanted me to take steps "before" I got pregnant. I am curious though about the connection to gluten. Could it be that when consuming gluten, our bodies do not process the b vitamins and that we need to consume large quantities to absorb enough? I am not clear on why I am supposed to take so much folic acid AFTER I become pregnant. I am assuming because I am not absorbing it. And why did I not have any troubles with my first two? They were 3 years apart. They are 4 and 7 so my last child was born 4 years ago. Could it be at time wears on, I have done more damage by consuming gluten and now it has become a problem? One of these days I may test to see if I am celiac. I do not think I am a true celiac, just gluten intolerant. My doc just totally blew it off as no connection. Good luck to you during this pregnancy! Sandy
  6. I have two healthy children. Never any problems until about 2 years ago. Over the last 2 years, I have suffered two m/c. One at 8 weeks and an even more devastating one at almost 16 weeks. I delivered my 16 week at home. My doctor did some blood work and I tested pos for 2 copies of the c6677t mutation. My homocystine (sp?) is normal. She was not real concerned about it other than to say when I became pregnant to immediately start taking 81mg of aspirin and 4,000 of folic acid. I am not celiac as far as I know. I do however think I am gluten intoloerant. My only symptoms are mood related. I am much better on a gluten free diet. I have only discovered this about 2 weeks ago so I am new to this diet. I e-mailed my doctor to see if there was any correlation between gluten and this gene mutation. She kinda blew me off saying that if a gluten free diet made me feel better, then continue. She did not offer any testing or anything even though I asked if there was some kind of testing available. I am just wondering if anyone has any information about this gene and its relation to gluten intolerance. I have tried for the past year to get pregnant with no success. Hoping a gluten free diet might allow me to become pregnant in the near future. I want to loose another 40 pounds first if possble. My first child was conceived on a low carb diet. I think my son was but I can't remember. I am having both of my children do a gluten sensitivity test through Enterolab. Should get those results back in 2-3 weeks. I plan to do myself after I get back from our 2 week vacation at the end of September. Any info on this gene mutation and how it related to diet would be appreciated. Thanks, Sandy
  7. Thanks guys! I don't think I am celiac. I think I am just very intolerant. Like I said, my only symptoms are mood related. I am a real pain in the arse to my family! I get irritated way to easily and I hate that about myself. When I am off gluten and not being contaminated, I am much better. Plus, that can only be a bonus for my weight loss. I lost almost 40 pounds doing low carb but I was including low carb breads and such. I have all but stopped loosing so with the addition of taking out all grains, it should help boost the weight loss. I plan to do the Enterolab test when I get back home from vacation to see if I am truly intolerant. I have already sent poop samples to them for my kids. Can't wait to see what they come up with. Thanks so much and keep the advice coming if you have anything more to add! I really appreciate it! Sandy
  8. My name is Sandy. I am new here today. I went gluten free maybe 1 1/2 weeks ago. After the first couple days, I was happier than I have ever been in my life. I felt so good. I bragged to my family etc. Now, for the last few days, I have felt just like I used to. Is it normal to go from feeling great and seeing major improvement to having old symtoms? My only symtoms were major irratibilty. I felt aggravated by little things. My kids....they could drive me crazy at the drop of a hat. I felt as though I could bite my familys heads off sometimes. Ok, all the time! I had no patience at all. For those few days I was feeling better, I had none of those symtoms. My kids could NOT push my buttons. I was patient and loving with them..even at bedtime. lol Bedtime is usually a struggle around here but gluten free, I could easily handle it. Even dh noticed the change. Then, BAM! I am back to the way I used to be. Maybe even worse. What is going on? Does this mean I don't need to even bother with gluten free? Was it something else that made me feel so good? I have no idea what though if it wasn't being without gluten. A couple of things happened that may have messed things up. After those few great days, we went to Taco Mac for lunch. I had wings and a ceaser salad. I had blue cheese to dip the wings. I realize now, the blue cheese is not gluten free. I did have less than the little cup they give you for dipping. That night as I sat on the couch with dh, I could feel the old feeling coming over me. I said to my husband, "I am starting to feel grumpy." After that, I was afraid to eat out at all. I felt bad for a day and then felt better for a day. My gluten free bread mix came in the mail and I made some. Back to feeling bad after the bread. Maybe I am intolerant of all grains, not just gluten containing grains? Sorry this is so long. I actually feel pretty good this morning. I was feeling so bad yesterday, I went to buy some 5HTP. I did not feel any difference yesterday but feel better this am. I have no idea if that is just related to me finally coming through the gluten free "fog" or if it's the 5HTP. Is it normal to feel good and then not? What a cruel joke. I am so obsessed with getting that feeling back. I am actually getting depressed because I didn't realize how bad I felt all these years. After feeling good and then not, I just feel desparate to find out the cause of my moodswings. Was it gluten and I am just having a temporary setback? Thanks so much, Sandy....I am actually scared to eat anthing now~