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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. foolintherain added a post in a topic Northern New Jersey Restaurants   

      Thank you! I travel fairly frequently to Teterboro, NJ and I've only recently gone gluten free, but I'm so glad I found this!
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    2. foolintherain added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Newly Diagnosed And My Head's Spinning!
      Hi everyone! I've been lurking on this board for a few months now. Last August I had an endoscopy done because I had the feeling of a gas bubble stuck in my throat constantly for weeks on end and reflux medicine/Gas-X did nothing. They took a biopsy (I was unaware that they even did this), so I was pretty surprised when I got a call back saying that my biopsy indicated possible celiac disease. It took me a few months, but it was confirmed by a blood test.

      I'm beside myself. I've had the diagnosis for about two weeks now, and I'm going to start the diet this coming weekend (had to have my last hurrah with Thansgiving). I'm frustrated. I was in a very traumatic car accident about 6 years ago, and ever since, I've felt off. I lost a hundred pounds and ended up underweight, suffered from low blood sugar, frequent diarrhea, and I plow through Pepto Bismal. Looking back, I've had most of the symptoms of celiac, but it has never been mentioned as a possibility to me. Everyone kept telling me it was stress from the accident, that it was all in my head. It's almost a relief to get a diagnosis!

      My doc hasn't quite been helpful, and I have an appointment with the nutritionist tomorrow, but I have a few questions in the meantime.

      I know I need new pots and pans. What about stuff that can go through the dishwasher? Is there still a risk of cross-contamination?

      When I first start the gluten-free diet, how I know if I'm doing it right?

      I have a night guard. Do I need a new one? Or can I sterilize my current one and get off any gluten particles?

      Can I kiss my daughter after she's eaten, let's say, a piece of bread?

      My doctor mentioned that some people with celiac disease need to cut out lactose when starting the diet. He didn't necessarily tell me to do it. Do I need to, even if it doesn't seem to be a problem?

      Thanks in advance!
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