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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. Angiekins added a post in a topic Decoding Celiac Results   

      Hey all, thank you for the advice! I've been eating like crap agian and thus feeling just as bad. I'm trying to get back into eating gluten free agian, but its so hard sometimes when I stop over at a friends and what not, and they are eating pizza or cookies....and i love pizza and cookies...and everything in between. I didnt know that about the health care....thats interesting...

      Anywho, take care, Ill update occasionally
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    2. Angiekins added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Decoding Celiac Results
      Hello All!

      So I am semi new to this community, and I was just looking for help in trying to figure out my blood test results. I've had digestive symptoms for years, and always just thought it was a "part of life" and delt with it. After a stressful move across country, July of 2010, my symptoms worsened. It was to the point where I wanted to boycott food altogether lol

      Anyway it was about a year ago that someone suggested my symptoms could be Celiac, and It took me almost a year to get around to getting tested. I went gluten free for a month or so to see how I felt, but I had already scheduled a doctors appointment at the GI office....i started eating everything bread related for a couple weeks prior to the testing, including buying a loaf of disgusting wheat bread..and eating most of the loaf...gag. I literally felt like i was dying...brain fog...fatiuge ( i cant spell...haha), severe bloating and pain, sometimes "D"...i missed work...blah blah blah...anywhoooo

      Got testing done through TriCore...and this is what was all in the "celiac panel"

      IgA: Sufficient
      Gliadin IgA Ab: 8 (ref range 0-19 Units)
      Tis. Transglut Ab IgA: 15 (ref range 0-19 Units)

      it seems like its negative...and after all the research i have done, i thought there would be more included in the was really really dirt cheap so I dont know....I hope someone can help me on this...should I get retested? I cant afford to get scoped (which I hear is the Gold Standard)...Cause I have no health insurance.

      Thank you for the help....sorry for the long rant haha
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    3. Angiekins added a post in a topic Honestly, I'm Stunned!   


      I've researched the Paleo diet as well, and it all just makes sense! I am currently reading "The Paleo Solution" By Robb Wolf, and its an amazing book,an easy read, and funny as well. I havent been diagnosed with Celiac, however I have a docs appt in a week. Ive suffered from digestive issues for what seems like forever...but regardless of the results I am cutting gluten, grains, and dairy out of my diet so hopefully I can feel normal again...
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