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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. Thyroid is critical.  It acts as a regulator for so many things in the body including constipation, body temperature, etc.  B12 is also critical and it seems different doctors have different views.  On my labs, the normal B12 range is 200- 1400...this is a huge range.  I asked my first family physician to give me B12 when my labs came back at 200 on the nose.  (This was 2 years before my celiac diagnosis and I already been diagnosed as anemic for quite a while).  She refused to give me injections.  Within a few months, I started having migraines.  I changed family physicians and complained of my headaches.  He sent me to a neurologist...first thing he did was look at my bloodwork and say that he thinks he can help just be raising my B12 level.  Sure enough my migraines stopped.  The continued to look at my blood work over time and continued to increase the frequency of my shots...eventually we reached a diagnosis of celiac.  I have been gluten free for about 3 months and continue to take B12 injections weekly.  Best wishes for you and your daughter.  I hope you get answers very soon.
  2. Celiac And Ibs?

    I'm still learning, but believe it's similar to celiac.  I wasn't looking for Crohns (don't feel like I have symptoms of it), but my doctor included something on my blood work that showed antibodies, similar to the celiac test, but these are specific to Crohns.  I believe it takes a scope/biopsy to confirm.  Are these new symptoms since your last scope?  I keep seems that one gets misdiagnosed as the other from time to time, and on the rare occasion confirm both diseases.
  3. Kinda Of New To Forum

    Thank you for the welcome and the information.  This forum has proven invaluable already.  I'm so glad to have found this group!
  4. Kinda Of New To Forum

    How long am I considered "new" and need to go thru moderator approval? 
  5. Celiac And Ibs?

    Have either of you been tested for Crohns? I was just confirmed positive for Celiac and the doc mentioned that specific antibodies for Crohns are also elevated.  I didn't want to believe...still don't want to consider it....  I thought it was ridiculous to think of having celiac and crohns, but as I have continued reading, apparently it's not that uncommon.  I also have thyroid and adrenal issues.  I hope you both get answers soon.
  6.   Thank you!  I'm very new to this forum.  Is there a way to have email notification on responses or an easy way to return to the forum and find your own post/topics?  I had to wait for my posts to be approved by a moderator and then find them again.  I'm guessing there is an easier way.  Thanks again
  7. I am iron, B12 and D3 deficient and living with a multitude of gluten related symptoms.  I've been told that I'm 1 point away from being considered Celiac, but I haven't had biopsies or genetic testing.  I've seen 2 different opinions - can you have Celiac and not have one of the 2 genes associated with the disease?   Also, do you see the nutrient deficiencies in NCGI? Putting the puzzle pieces together is so complicated!   Thanks for any insight.
  8. Opt For Genetic Test?

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