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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 got my bloodwork results back, and I'm a little confused. I tested positive for DQ2 and negative for DQ8, but it says I test negative for ALL the antibodies (tTg, IgA, etc.) Gluten deals me fits so I know it's my problem; do my results point more towards Celiac Disease or a higher intolerance to gluten? (Either way, I've almost completely cut it from my diet. I had to ease into it since cold turkey always guarantees a relapse for me.)
  2. I can't say for certain that you have celiac's, but just by cutting gluten out of your diet and feeling that much better, I'm willing to bet you have a moderate to severe intolerance of it. When I had a celiac panel done (bloodwork), I was told not to go off gluten before so that my test wouldn't read back as a false negative. You would probably have to go back to eating gluten for a certain amount of time in order to get a correct reading, unless you do an Enterolab test I'm very familiar with those travelling stabbing pains. I find I have them after eating a particularly large meal, but they go away after that meal has...left me. Good luck!
  3. About a year ago I was told by my doctor that I had "enough" iron to be okay and gave me this example: I'm a grocery store for iron and I have enough on the shelves, but none in the back. Weird, I know. My main symptoms were fatigue and always being cold (you can find me in a sweatshirt in the middle of the summer, and I live in the south.) I was also found to have low magnesium. I nipped both of those in the bud by adding in more leafy greens for magnesium and red meat for iron, as well as a magnesium supplement. I don't recommend an iron supplement unless your doctor prescribes it because too much iron can be dangerous. Hope you find the answers you're looking for!
  4. Trapped Gas

    This has been and still is an issue for me, especially in the morning. Sometimes it'll even wake me up out of a dead sleep, and when I mean dead I mean sleep-through-the-end-of-the-world dead. Mine is almost a burning, cramping sensation that usually resolves itself once I get up and move around a bit.
  5. Hey everyone, I'm new. Quick background: 23 years old, female, newly diagnosed celiac (October of this year), been suffering off and on since puberty hit but symptoms have gotten considerably worse in the past year. I was originally diagnosed with IBS but after keeping a food journal I found that my worst symptoms (digestive issues) were connected to enriched wheat flour. So I went to the doctor and had a celiac panel done. I kind of feel like an oddball because there are certain gluten foods that I can eat and the worst symptoms I get are fatigue and maybe a little bloating, but there are other foods that send me into 10-scale pain. I'm trying to be as gluten-free as possible, but it's really hard to let go of some foods, and even harder to eat out and not be cross-contaminated. I was prescribed Bentyl for intestinal spasms when my doctor thought I had IBS but it doesn't help because my episodes are relatively short (1.5-2 hours). Are there any medications for celiac-related pain or is the only option to go completely gluten-free?