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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. karinp added a post in a topic Do You Ever Cheat On Your Gluten Free Diet?   

      Thank you so much for all your replies!! I really needed to hear your opinions about it. That helped thanks! For whoever it was that asked about my symptoms, i just have bloating/gas. I had my doctor do the blood tests which were positive and that lead to the endoscopy.

      I'm an RN so i do realize how important it is to stick to the diet. It's just so hard to imagine a couple little bites can cause such a response in your body!! Crazy!
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    2. karinp added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)   

      Do You Ever Cheat On Your Gluten Free Diet?
      I was just told today that my biopsies were positive. I'm trying to think about my life without a lot of my favorite foods. I know i'm going to go gluten free but seriously, is it a HUGE deal if i cheat once in awhile? Like even once a month on a favorite meal out, etc. I have no symptoms by the way. Thanks
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    3. karinp added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)   

      It's Official, I Have Celiac Disease
      I had an endoscopy yesterday. My doctor just called and all six biopsies were positive!! I'm nervous and kind of sad about having to go gluten free but am excited to see if i feel better. I'm sure i will have a ton of questions for all of you! I guess the next step is meeting with a dietician. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    4. karinp added a post in a topic Endoscopy On Monday   

      Well it's done!!! Was super easy, completely knocked out so didn't know what was going on. I guess my intestine looked normal but she took six biopsies. She also said where my esophagus meets my stomach was a bit abnormal so she took a biopsy to check for barrets disease.

      I asked about what if my biopsy was negative but my labs positive. She said they could check another blood test, i think the genetic one and i also could try a gluten free diet to see if the ttg iga comes down.
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    5. karinp added a post in a topic Endoscopy On Monday   

      Thank you all!! I plan on talking with the doctor before and making sure she takes six biopsies. Leaving soon, i'm nervous!!!!
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    6. karinp added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Endoscopy On Monday
      Hello. I have hashimoto's and also was having a lot of bloating. My endo ran some celiac labs and my tgg iga was 37 and my ttg igg was 39. Greater than 10 is positive.

      I have my endoscopy on monday. What should i talk to the gastro about prior to the procedure eg. How many biopsies, etc. Thank you!!!!!"
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    7. karinp added a post in a topic Not Many Symptoms   

      Thanks for your input. Maybe i do feel symptoms sometimes and i just don't relate them to gluten. This afternoon i felt like just crap. So tired, headache, foggy. And i did have a bunch of wheat thins with lunch so maybe it was related.
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    8. karinp added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Not Many Symptoms
      Do any of you have celiac without many symptoms? I had positive tgg iga and igg and am awaiting an endoscopy. I have bloating, fatigue, but that's really about it. I'm wondering if my biopsy will even show anything since i don't have many symptoms. Thanks
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    9. karinp added a post in a topic Lab Question   

      So even if a person has antibodies from hashimoto's ?
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    10. karinp added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Lab Question
      Hello! I have hashimoto's and asked my doctor to check labs for celiac. My ttg iga and ttg igg both cameback positive at 39 and 37, greater than 10 is positive. I'm going for an endoscopy in two weeks. I've heard that having an autoimmune thyroid condition could maybe cause a false positive lab. I'm just wondering what your labs were and if your biopsy ended up being positive or not. Thank you so much!
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