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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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hey i was diagnosed with celiac disease april 1999 and i wanted to know how long you ppl have been diagnosed

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I was diagnosed with celiac disease in December of 2004, but I was sick for about 3 years prior

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Almost 14 months!

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I was diagnosed in January of 2004 but I was sick 2 years prior to that. I have been gluten free about 16 months

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I figured it out in 2003, but I don't have many symptoms and I don't think I had it as a child....

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Diagnosed in Feb. 2004, so I've been gluten-free for about 14 months...... I've had celiac disease much longer.

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So I was diagnosed when I was 20 montsh old in 1992 so that would be 13 years+ :) Long time:)

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I'm with Kaiti at 16 months but I was sick on off through my childhood.

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Diagnosed 9/27/04 but had a few symptoms ever since i was about 3 or so...all the docs said I'd grow out of it....ha--sure ;)

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I am almost 18, have been gluten-free since I was 9.

The funny thing is that I always think about the last gluten thing I ate intentionally when I think about how long I have been gluten-free. I was in fourth grade. I ate some animal crackers. Never again did I intentionally eat gluten. What a lame thing to end my gluten-filled life with huh?

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I have always had Celiac Disease.

I was diagnosed 2 years ago, though.

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I know I'm not a teenager, but I was diagnosed in November of 1997, right in the middle of college.

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Hello i am almost 17 and was diagnosed when i was 2 by my mother so that is about 15 years

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Was diagnosed when I was 2 so about 21 years.....

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OK, I'm not a teenager either. Does it count, when you look like one??? :P (hugs to all the baby-faces out there) I'm kind of self-diagnosed. My doc still doesn't really believe it. He's like: 'Ok, you're blood-levels were just slightly elevated and didn't show much and you had no biopsy. But, heck, if you feel better... just do what you want...and when you feel bad come back'. Other than the "Amstel light"-mistake I never felt bad again :P . So this "diagnosis" I got 07/21/04. But I suffered really severe for 7 years until anything came out. I also think, I had it all my life, but not as severe.

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I had symptoms that would come and go all of my life. In my mid-20's they started to become really severe. I didn't learn what was wrong until early 2004 at the age of 36 when I tried the Atkins diet. Dozens of doctors never once suggested a food intolerance. Since then my life has changed dramatically for the better. I am not the man I used to be at all and that is a GOOD thing.

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I was diagnosed in 1999. I am also dairy intolerant, and have some problems with fruits as well

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This is my first post on the site, but I've been reading for a while. I live in Wyoming and feel like pretty much a loner up here. I am 20 years old and was diagnosed on my 14th birthday <_< , so... Gluten-Free for almost 7 years.

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hey guys i just got diagnosed for celiac today, it kinda sucks because my parents cooked a big meal and i couldnt have it. :blink:

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I don't think it sucks. You will have to start cooking for yourself then.

My family would ahve their meals and I would make my own. I still make my own but now that my Mom and borther were diagnosed they eat glutenfree, too. I just prefer to cook my own food because I did before.

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hey guys i just got diagnosed for celiac today, it kinda sucks because my parents cooked a big meal and i couldnt have it. :blink:

We don't have it that bad..we can still have alot of really good foods..you'll get used to it and realize it's not so bad.

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sorry for having the rude account name before as "dyingboy" i found it a little offensive

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