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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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:D Hi all. I am a married Mum of 4 children from Yorkshire, England. I was diagnosed above a year ago, and now my youngest son is going through diet tests hope to chat soon
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Hi "Mum",

I hope you find a support group in your area. This is the single best "defuser" of that overwhelming feeling when you are first or recently diagnosed. It changed my outlook and has forced me to look outside the box and keep current with the disease, coping strategies and new recipes. The good news is that you are getting your children tested! In the U.S. the lag time is about 15 yrs. before a correct diagnosis is made and because doctors are not up to speed on the disease, it is very hard to get them to order the blood tests on children unless they are underweight and fall below the growth rate for their age. So don't despair! Life after celiac is not bad - I joke with my grandchild that "We are the "real" people, the others are mutants! He thinks it's funny!!!

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Thanks for the welcome. Just realised i didn't put my name there, its Julie :lol: My youngest son, had almost the same symtoms for most of the time i did, and it took me 20 months to get an hospital appointment for him he is 12 years old now, and we have had the gastro camera and endo camera too like i did- they found that he had a 'rare gut allergy' to put it in simple terms. But said there was no evidence of celiac there, however they decided that taking him off all food and giving him drip feed to give his bowel a rest. Then the tube came out and they started him on food again and today at the hospital they have said he can have wheat for next 6 weeks but still no dairy and eggs or milk so that is son 3 background

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welcome julie

its nice to have someone from good old yorkshire on here it makes me feel at home, sorry to here about your son i hope he gets well soon liz

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hi there julie are you the same milkfree yorkshire lass ive been chatting too. This is ambers mumma. Its a small world isnt it.

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Hi Julie,

Welcome to the board. This is a great place for information and support.

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Hi Julie,

Welcome to the board. This is a great place for information and support.

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:D Hi all. I am a married Mum of 4 children from Yorkshire, England. I was diagnosed above a year ago, and now my youngest son is going through diet tests hope to chat soon

hay you , im in uk too. im im tenby west wales. also married mum but of 3 boys. diagnosed 2 months ago.

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I have an English dog (a staffy bull) and we both welcome you to the board. Can you tell me, how much in pounds is a "stone". Also, do you ever hear the phrase "bully for you" over there? I know it's a British saying, just don't know how common it is these days. Thanks.

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I have an English dog (a staffy bull) and we both welcome you to the board. Can you tell me, how much in pounds is a "stone". Also, do you ever hear the phrase "bully for you" over there? I know it's a British saying, just don't know how common it is these days. Thanks.

there are 14 pounds to a stone, and yes " bully for you " is used commonly or at least i hear it. nice you have a bull dog, a friend had one which was lovely but it got stolen anbd used for fighting it was awfull.

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:D Hi all. I am a married Mum of 4 children from Yorkshire, England. I was diagnosed above a year ago, and now my youngest son is going through diet tests hope to chat soon

Hi! Im a mum of 4 from yorkshire, england too! Huddersfield to be precise. Not diagnosed but suffering all the same :)

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I have an English dog (a staffy bull) and we both welcome you to the board. Can you tell me, how much in pounds is a "stone". Also, do you ever hear the phrase "bully for you" over there? I know it's a British saying, just don't know how common it is these days. Thanks.

Bully4you,I've had 2 Staffies-I love them,they are so daft.

Brilliant with kids too-sadly my staffies died.

They get a bad press,but they really are great family dogs!

And yes,we still use the saying 'bully for you'!!

Great picture of your dog :)

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