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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 SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan 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-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs 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 BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere 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. uncertainlady added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Celiac ? Those Already Diagnosed, Please Advise>
      Hello everyone.
      I am new to this forum.
      Here is my story...

      I have suffered from gas, bloating, flatulence and pains for the past 6 years. I have been to several doctors and had a gastroscopy done years ago (that showed everything was fine), and doctors never took me seriously, so the doctor I had gave me a quick diagnosis - Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

      I took matters into my own hands, and year by year have tried to figure out what it could be that causes my symptoms.
      Only recently, in 2008, little by little, I started playing around with my diet and cutting out certain foods that I thought caused my gas a bloating, and here is what I've noticed...

      I've completely cut out the following foods: bread (white, bagels, buns), whole wheat bread especially, pizza, burgers (now I'm suffering for Sunday's BK), beer, completely all pasta, and certain vegetables (perhaps because I've mixed them with gluten?). I may have forgotten something, but you get the idea...

      Why? What happens if I eat above mentioned foods? The biggest most annoying "social" factor - flatulence. The need to go to the bathroom even though it isn't diarrhea (in most cases), terrible bloating, sometimes pain, but mostly it feels like something is blowing up in my stomach.

      I was scheduled for colonoscopy and colposcopy but am afraid to do it because they give you general anesthesia.
      I have been reading about the disease and I strongly suspect that it is what I've been suffering from the past years.
      PLEASE, anyone and everyone who feels what I'm going through, give me some advice, some previous experience.

      What tests are best to diagnose Celiac? What do you do when you get gas and bloating if you DO eat gluten? (I try chamomile tea, tums, rolaids, but nothing helps). What is the fastest and most effective way of diagnosing it?
      I could follow the diet if I knew for sure that I am not allowed to eat these foods, but each time I tell myself "maybe this time will be ok" and it's not...

      Please please, all advice will be appreciated.

      Thanks so much.
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    2. uncertainlady added a post in a topic Not Careful When I Travel W/ Colleagues   

      I am in the same boat... I haven't been diagnosed with celiac disease - I have been diagnosed with IBS previously and lactose intolerance, but I suspect celiac. Because I don't know for sure, I stick to gluten-free diet at home but when I eat out I tend to get a pizza or a burger (with a bun) and then it takes 2-7 days to get back to normal... I totally understand what you're going through...
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