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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 should clarify, I went gluten-free 2 years ago for 1 month, felt better, then went back on gluten  . I just went gluten-free again March 1st.
  2. I'm positive I have a gluten intolerance if not Celiac. I have had problems for the last 12 years. Two years ago I was tested for Celiacs via blood work and it was negative, I turned down the Endoscopy due to cost. At that time I also did the Hydrogen breath test and it was positive and at that time I also went gluten free to try and figure this out. These are my symptoms, psoriasis, anxiety, brain fog, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation ( I go back and forth), GERD, SIBO, yeast infections about 6-8 times per year, and most recently oily, floating stools (sorry TMI!).The oily floating stools have been going on for the last 2 weeks since I have been gluten-free. I'm having diarrhea about 4-5 times a day now which is way more then normal. I'm not as bloated but I'm still pretty gassy. Is it possible my system is trying to clean itself out and heal?? Any ideas. I have a call into my GI to try and get some ideas. Thanks for any help!!
  3. I also suffer from GERD and have been every RX PPI out there over the last 7-8 years. I'm currently on Prevacid. I'm 1 week into being gluten free and so far I haven't noticed any difference but I'm also being treated for SIBO right now too so I'm hoping within the next few weeks I will start seeing some improvement with my GERD. Jessica
  4. How Do Be Safe In A Non-gluten-free House

    Great idea with the red for everything! Yeah I'm a little worried about the toaster being an issue, I think I will just get a whole seperate one for me.
  5. I'm 1 week into being gluten free and I'm the only one in my house doing so. I have a husband and 2 kids but I also have a home daycare with 8 kiddos so even if I wanted to be a gluten free house, there is no way I could afford to do so considering how many children I feed here. I have purchased a new toaster, I got a 4 slot toaster and used my label maker to mark one side gluten free for me but now I'm worried that might just be too close for comfort?? I only use stainless steel, cast iron, or pampered chef to cook with. I know I'm not going to be able to cook any of my stuff in the pampered chef stones but what the cast iron and stainless steel? What about food storage containers? Should I get my own for just my food or is it safe if its been in the dishwasher? Any other suggestions I would appreciate! Thanks! Jessica PS- I have not been diagnosed with Celiac, my blood work was negative and the GI wanted to do an endoscopy but I turned it down.
  6. Sibo & Gluten Free Diet

    Thanks to both of you for your replies, I appreciate it! I know antibiotics aren't good to take but I'm kinda freaked out by this diagnosis so I'm listening to the doc! They have no answers for me (surprise, surprise) by I was told by the GI to NOT take my probiotics until after I'm done with the antibiotic treatment. I have been on a probiotic since January. I'm on day 4 of the gluten-free diet so I'm hoping between that and the antibiotics I will start feeling better soon, that is if I don't end up with another common infection from the antibiotics. It's a never ending cycle! Jessica
  7. Sibo & Gluten Free Diet

    Thank you for your reply! No, Crohns has not been ruled out but my GI doesn't think that's what I have.
  8. Hi everyone, I'm fairly new here and recently diagnosed SIBO (small intestine bacteria overgrowth). I'm currently on a high does antibiotic for 14 days after testing positive via the Hydrogen Breath test.I was tested for Celiac via blood work in May and was negative. My GI wanted me to get and Endoscopy but due to insurance reasons I turned it down. I have numerous symptoms of Celiac and have suffered from GI problems, severe bloating, GERD, and Psoarisis so I firmly believe I have a Gluten Intolerance if not Celiacs. I'm currently on day 3 of being gluten free. Is there anyone else that has dealt with SIBO while on a gluten-free diet? Will being gluten-free help the SIBO from returning? I'm so lost I'm not even sure why I have SIBO and if it's another symptom/problem that comes with Celiac. If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it! Jessica
  9. Hello! I was tested for Celiac via blood work in June, test came back negative. The GI wanted me to get an Endoscopy done and after checking with my insurance company and finding out it would go towards my 2k deductible, I turned it down. I had the Hydrogen Breath test done last week and tested positive for bacteria in the small intestine. I was prescribed a high dose of antibiotics for 14 days. Can this have anything to do with a gluten intolerance? I'm not finding much info out there but I also suffer from a number of other things that first led us to the Celiac test. Is there anyone that has tested positive for SIBO that has went gluten-free and noticed a change in your other symptoms? Some of my other health problems are- GERD, Kidney stones, yeast infections, Psoariasis, bloating, IBS with D, low Vitamin D. Thanks for any advice or help! Jessica
  10. Bacteria Breath Test?

    I'm sure mine will be negative too, the only tests that have ever been positive for me are pregnancy tests . I had a test for H pylori a few months ago and it was negative too. My plan remains the same, I will go gluten free no matter what the results as I firmly believe that's my issue. Jessica
  11. I got a call from my the nurse informing me that my blood work was negative for Celiac, but my Vitamin D was pretty low and I had some inflammation. I did get the okay from the doctor to go ahead with a Biopsy/Endoscopy and even scheduled it for next month but after hearing back from my insurance company my deductible of 2k would apply. So that's not going to happen, we cannot afford that. However I do have to go in in a few weeks to have a bacteria breath test done to check for bacteria in the small intestine and was told to remain on my normal diet until then. Does anyone have an experience with this test and is it possible all of my symptoms could be caused from this bacteria? In addition to "IBS" type issues such as bloating, gas, the big D, I have severe GERD, psoriasis, kidney stones, UTI's, yeast infestions, panic attacks, fatigue, foggy brain, mood swings, and the list goes on & on. Jessica
  12. The more research I have been doing over the last few weeks is all pointing to me having Celiac. I had blood tests done yesterday and am waiting for the results. I was tested for Celiac via blood work about 4-5 years ago and it was negative so I was wondering if it's possible to test negative and then a few years later test positive? I also had an endoscopy done about 5 years ago because I was having severe heartburn and was diagnosed with GERD and nothing was said about Celiac after the endoscopy. I'm actually hoping I test positive so everything I have been dealing with for 15 years makes sense! Jessica
  13. I'm new here and so glad I found this forum! I have been suffering from all sorts of things since I was about 15 years old, I'm 31 now. I'm going in this afternoon for blood work to test for Celiac. I have been tested before and the results were negative but from what I have been reading that's not uncommon. I was diagnosed with psorasis when I was 15, began having bowel problems after my son was born when I was 18 and around age 25 severe heartburn. I have had a colonoscopy, and endoscopy and everything turns out fine. Lately my symptoms have increased and I have been having lots of bloating, cramping, and major gas pains. Does this sounds like typical symptoms for Celiac? Is is possible to test positive a few years after testing negative? If my test is negative again should I push for another endoscopy which showed nothing about 5 years ago? Thanks for any help! Jessica