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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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    Mother: German and Irish Father: Irish and Czheckoslovakian
  2. I read somewhere on this board that they were "schooled" in gluten issues and were pretty helpful, but they REALLY are! Went to the one in Copley Place in Boston, and no less than 3 employees (waiter, manager, etc) came over to tell me how comitted they were to helping me navigate the menu and preparing my food in a safe manner. It's the complete opposite of every other restaraunt, where they think you are just being picky and high-maintenance!
  3. Totally Glutened...

    I truly feel for you. I've only been gluten-free for 2 weeks, having been diagnosed on 11/11, and I'm already dreading the family visits (of course, when THEY are being high-maintenance for a dozen different reasons, that's different!) It's great that we have places like this where people understand! I don't know how I'd be starting out on this long journey without it. we understand
  4. Alcohol

    I don't drink frequently or heavily, but I did have a few last week and how I suffered!!! Not from hangover symptoms, but the terrible stomach cramping that I get when I ingest "bad" foods. I'm not saying I think there was gluten in my drinks, but that my gut is so raw and abused that it just can't take the alcohol.
  5. Maybe it's because I was just diagnosed with Celiac a few days ago, but every nite since then I've had dreams about slipping up. First it was a dream that I was in a meeting at work and absent-mindedly picked up one of those evil "munchkin" donuts, then fretted about it afterword. Last nite it was drinking a beer first thing in the a.m. (so funny because I hate beer and CERTAINLY would not drink it in the a.m.). It's sort of comical... Could be driven by the fact that gluten gives me terrible stomach cramps pretty much immediately, and I'm now fearful of being contaminated! Has anyone else had this hilarious "side effect"?
  6. I got the call yesterday that tests confirmed I have Celiac Disease (which I had never heard of until 2 weeks ago!!) I guess I have a great doctor, because he caught this on my first visit with GI complaints. Just wanted to say I'm glad this site and this board are here. I'm going to need a LOT OF HELP! Also, had colonoscopy today and am feeling incredibly sick from that. I'm really looking forward to feeling better!!