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.
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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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I got glutened pretty badly about 2 1/2 months ago and I'm still not completely back to normal. Just wondering how long it takes you guys to fully recover when you get glutened? I'm not sure if this is still being I got glutened, or another food intolerance.. I've been suspecting corn for a while, so I might try cutting it out soon. Any advice would be appreciated
It's usually between 1 and 2 days (more than 24 hours but less than 48) in my case. I haven't knowingly ingested any gluten-containing product since late 2009, but I can usually tell I've gotten some CC from a restaurant if I start spotting a day or two later. I take birth control for another medical condition, and when I get a little trace of gluten it's enough that my pills don't absorb properly in my digestive tract.
And if that's the worst it gets, I consider myself lucky. If it's worse than just a trace of gluten, or maybe I ate something and then ate something else a few days later, the symptoms are much more severe but still in that same time frame. I don't ever have an immediate reaction because it needs time to go through the digestive system.
Now I just try to avoid restaurants and unlabeled foods all together. Too risky, and it's not worth it to have supermarket cole slaw or some kind of ice cream without the gluten-free guarantee.
A link to answer your questions: http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/what-is-a-gluten-challenge/
Prior to blood testing we recommend 12 weeks of eating gluten.
Prior to an endoscopic biopsy we recommend 2 weeks of eating gluten.
Thanks for the update on the Blue Bunny products. This is very old post (2006), and information can change over time. It's also a good idea to read label for any gluten-containing ingredients. A lot of companies won't validate that their products are gluten free, even though ingredient list might not contain gluten ingredients. It's very important to read labels.
Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the link if you have never watched it.
Hello! I am new to this Celiac website... Is there anyone out there with Celiac AND extensive food allergies? My allergies include shellfish, dairy, eggs, cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, nuts, oranges, red dye, and more I can't think of. I went to the allergist about a year ago to see why I wasn't feeling well, and once everything was eliminated, I still didn't feel well. We did more testing to find out I had celiac as well as allergies to cattle as well as rye grass (I live on a farm basically). This was back in January 2016. I recently had my endoscopy with the gastroenterologist a week ago. I have no idea what to do or what to eat... So fish and potatoes for me!