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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com Store.

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  1. Is This Thing Working?

    Nope, doesn't work at all.  Replaced your ginormous, well-thought-out blog post with a sentence.
  2. TY for the warm welcome, your avatar is adoreable!

  3. TY for the warm welcome, your avatar is adoreable!

  4. Hi all First - İ'm ın Turkey and using a Turkish keyboard so excuse the mistakes. General comments: Mostly İ've gotten cold food from stores - sausage and cheese and tomatoes mostly - but I've also eaten out a few tımes. I can eat all the daıry I want here wıth absolutely no problems. The few times that I know İ.ve been glutened I haven't had any reactıon. Not sure what the daıry thıng means except that maybe ıt's not the milk I have a problem wıth, but all the nasty thıngs our cows eat. As for the lack of gluten response I have a couple of ideas. One ıs that there ıs so much less wheat beıng used here ın general that finally I am truley gluten-free, not just mostly gluten-free and the lıttle bıt I've gotten the 2 tımes wasn't enough to do anythıng. The other thought ıs that the wheat here ısn't so ıncredıbly ınbred to be hıgh ın gluten that ıt would take more than I got (ın combınatıon wıth beıng completly gluten-free) to cause a reactıon. And I'm not talkıng a lıttle cc. I actually was half way through a meal when the waıter came out and saıd 'oh I'm so sorry, the cook forgot and dıd use flour and I've just found out'. I may have had some heart palpıtatıons, but that also could have been because I was terrıfıed about what was goıng to happen. But nothıng did. The second tıme I sort of delıberately took a chance when the pepper I ordered showed up breaded and deep frıed. I peeled off the coatıng and scraped the pepper but we all know how useful that ıs.... I may have had some lethargy from ıt, but that also could have been because ıt was 104F (40C). In Eastern Europe wheat isn't used as a cheap fıller because any filler costs money. Italy was also no problem. It's easy to avoıd breaded thıngs and sauces.
  5. Hi all I'm not back. I'm Bulgaria at the black sea coast. It's just still too hot to sleep and the hostel has free internet. I'll be back in about a week and a half. I'm just doing a quick catchup on the news.
  6. Hi Lisa I realize you have a lot to deal with, but once you've gotten used to realizing that it's part of your health regime now, hypothyroidism will not be a big deal. The risk are more long-term and only happen with untreated disease. Yours was recognized quickly and you're dealing with it so that's great. I've taken synthroid for years and have never had a problem. Don't worry about demanding Armour until you've decided synthroid doesn't work - kind of the one thing at a time approach. I know it seems like you're adding one more disease to your list, but really you've just defined, and are now fixing, one more issue. It's one step closer to being healthy. Hang in there Jestgar
  7. Hi all! I'm in Slovenia, having gone through Croatia and Bosnia to get here. Tonight I head for Budapest. Food has been no problem. I found rice cakes in Croatia and the hostel here in Ljubljana lists which foods on it's menu are gluten-free. Flour is used far less often as a filler so I've had no problems with CC. In Italy I bought gluten-free cookies to bring with me and have been munching through those as I go. The hardest time was the plane ride over here, lots of time in airports, but I had breakfast bars and nut bars for that. 24 more days to go!
  8. I vote for the designs - but leave the part around your face long so you can pull it back into a pony tail if you need to look respectable.
  9. I think the order is: 1 3 2 Damage can begin before any other signs or symptoms are present. Some people only have signs of malabsorption, and only after a long time.
  10. I agree with Nora. Other studies have shown that the ttg levels may not rise until you have total, or near total villi destruction, so their interpretation is backwards. If you have destroyed villi you have a high probability of having high ttg levels, but having high ttg levels doesn't mean you will have sufficient destruction that they'll see it during a casual biopsy. It's a subtle distinction...
  11. Thanks for the reminder, I had forgotten the insect repellent! Thanks for the cheery wishes everyone. I'll try to post now and then when I stop to send email to friends and family. And I'll definitely give everyone the low-down on food - since that seems to be the major travel question posted! AAAAGGGGHHHH will this week never end!!!!!!!
  12. Leaving Friday after work and it's getting REALLY hard to concentrate....
  13. Important for whom? If it isn't important for you personally, don't do it.
  14. That's it exactly. My friend is great when I just want someone to tell me stories and requires nothing of me except nodding and smiling.