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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. Okay thank you. I have gotten to the point I am afraid to eat. Haha.
  2. Okay, so I was just diagnosed on the 22nd. And haven't even been gluten free for 1 week. But still every time I eat I have to go to the bathroom like right after. Is this normal? Does it take a while for your body to get used to gluten free?
  3. Celiac Disease.... Do I Really Have It?

    I am the same way. I was diagnosed last week via biopsy. But I guess I am just in "denial". I just don't believe it. LOL. Although I am trying to figure out the whole Gluten-Free diet now. Now that I have started it and only been on it for a few days I still am having some loose stools. So I am just like really?!?! I am the type of person that wants results NOW. So I am just thinking seriously, on a gluten free diet and still have an upset stomach!! But I know biopsies don't lie.
  4. So I am going to my Gastroenterologist for the first time since getting the phone call on Friday saying I had Celiac. And I am still so overwhelmed. I am trying to find out if there are any questions I should for sure ask him when I am there. I am trying to make a list to make sure I ask everything I need to. Can anyone help me out?? PLEASE!!
  5. I am hoping that this week will be a little better! I go to the doctors on Tuesday so I am hoping he can give me a little more knowledge than just what I am getting off the internet. But something I am wondering is if on the label if it does not list wheat, barley, rye etc and it also does not say it may have had cross contamination does that mean that it is gluten free even though it does not say it anywhere on the package?
  6. Thank you guys! I have my moments I am like I can do this, then I think about all the changes and obstacles my family and I will have to overcome. As for planning on making the house gluten free I am. As much as possible anyways. My husband is very supportive. So he said if this is what we have to do then we will. I have a 1 year old so something's I won't be able to change right now. Like all of her snacks. And her bread. Mainly because gluten free bread is so darn expensive. We have already been cutting out a lot of our carbs like pasta etc.... and have been eating more fresh and frozen vegetables. But I know that doesn't even start to scratch the surface. We did go to Whole Foods yesterday and picked up some gluten free snacks and stuff for me to carry to work since I work 12 hours a day. I guess I was just hoping for a diagnosis I could just some medication for and it be solved. But thank you all for the encouragement, because I need it.
  7. This Happen To Anyone Else?

    I have just been diagnosed with Celiac and I am so afraid of this....
  8. So basically I had an EGD with biopsies done a couple of weeks ago because of having severe abdominal pain and loose stools. The doctors office called me Thursday and left me a voicemail asking me to call them back in regards to my biopsies. I of course was not able to answer the phone at that time and by the time I was able to talk the office had closed. So being in the medical field I knew the office wouldn't call you if the biopsies were normal, they would just wait until your follow up. So the whole night I just sat there and worried until the next day when I could call. I had convinced myself that if anything I just had severe H. Pylori. But boy was I wrong. They told me oh you have Celiac Disease, just start eating gluten free. Being a nurse I some what knew what Celiac Disease was. But I am not familiar with it. Especially since now I have to start living with it. When I first found out I was needless to say SCARED! I am 25 years old and have something I am going to have to live with for the rest of my life. And I am just saying that scares the h*ll out of me. My husband and I went grocery shopping today and boy was I overwhelmed. There was one moment I seriously just about burst out into tears. I mean I had no idea Gluten was in so many things! I guess now I need guidance. I go for my follow up appointment this Tuesday with my GI doctor. What should be some of the questions I should ask him? Should I go see a dietitian? I am absolutely clueless. Thank you in advance for help!!