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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. MusicMama added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Just Starting This Journey
      I was told this week that it looks like my 14 yo dd has celiacs. She is scheduled for an endoscopy/biopsy on the 30th. The doc was very cold and offered no solutions for me other than, "It looks at this point like it's Celiac's Disease. She can no longer tolerate any glutens." And that was it. I was on my own. I thought that I would just have to change our diet to gluten-free. Um - yeah - no so fast, Mama! Trial and error made me realize that I need to find a few foods she can tolerate until she heals. At this point we are at bananas, rice and chicken. We tried eggs and it takes 3 hours before her pains go away.

      I've been scouring this site and I'm thankful for all the useful info I've found. Any other tips for the newly diagnosed and how I can best help her would be greatly appreciated. She and I cleaned out a cupboard yesterday and made it hers. We have begun shopping for 'her food' even though it'll be weeks before she is probably able to eat any of it. She's tired of feeling sick all the time. It was on Oct. 25th that the 'switch' changed in her life. At least now we have a direction to go...
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