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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. It has been about two weeks since I've posted on here.  I finally got around to getting my blood work.  I'll post all my numbers from the tests I had done.   Total iron saturation: 94 MCG/DL Unsaturated iron binding capacity: 267 MCG/DL Total iron binding capacity: 361 MCG/DL % saturation: 26 Transferrin: 293 MG/DL   Tissue transglutaminase AB, IGA: 1 U/mL   Gliadin (deamidated) AD (IGA): 4 U   Immunoglobin A: 436 MG/DL   Ferritin: 54.4 ng/mL   Lipase: 19 U/L   That is all the information I was sent.  If anything looks odd, I would appreciate any help! Thank you, Scott
  2. I had a blood panel to test for celiac as my gastro doctor initially thought that it was celiac.  He said that all my numbers indicate that I am healthy.
  3. After I posted last night I was thinking that I should have said that maybe I dont have Celiac but a gluten intolerance.  I was listening to the "gluten-free Diet" by Elizabeth Hasselbeck at work and it got me back in the rythem of researching my symptoms.  Maybe I need to get the gene testing done for the HLA DQ2/8?
  4. Hello everybody!   First off, I've been reading on this site quite a bit and decided to join, so this is my first post.  Thanks in advance for any help.    Here's how it goes....   I'm a 23 year old male.  I had migraines (1-2/month) in high school but always linked them to lack of sleep as I played sports year round.   In college I started getting awful "hangovers".... a few drinks would lead to being stuck in bed and vomiting until 8 pm the next day.  I had blood work done and it came back negative for celiac.   After graduating college I've stopped drinking because I hated wasting my weekends feeling miserable.   Within the past several months I have started getting those "hangovers" while being completely sober. (Stomach pains, migraines and nausea)     I have met with several doctors and this is what I've had done: Bloodwork Endoscopy (negative for celiac, duodenal hernia, ulcer in small intestine) so I'm on Dexilant now. Ultrasound (nothing came back on that) HIDA gallbladder scan (my ejection fraction was 76%)   Here are some symptoms: Fatigue Stomach pain Heartburn/indigestion Dehydration Geographic tongue (dentist said it was nothing to worry about but i know my body is trying to tell me something) Keratosis pilaris   My mother had rheumatoid arthritis before passing from ovarian cancer 5 years ago.    My sister had her gall bladder taken out about 5 years ago and suffers from similar symptoms (no geo tongue or keratosis though)     My doctors all seem to think I'm healthy and I have the feeling that I am a hypochondriac. Now that you know all of my symptoms and my background.... any ideas how to go forward with my diagnosis??   My gut feeling is telling me I have celiac but i just cant find medical proof.