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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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Hi all,

I joined the club last week after the blood tests. Somehow the diagnosis is not shocking. I have been on Endocort for 3 years with little relief. My original diagnosis was microscopic colitis.

Looking forward to the relief from following the lifelong diet. Wow label checking is worse then the low sodium Menier's diet, looking for salt was easy compared to celiac disease. No longer have Menier's symptoms.

I have a lot to learn. Going to a dietitian on Oct, 1st.

Terry

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Hi Terry!

I was also tentatively diagnosed with Meniere's, but haven't had any symptoms since going gluten free. Did your symptoms also disappear with a gluten free diet, or did they just go away on their own?

It baffles my mind that doctors have no problems diagnosing a relatively rare disease like Meniere's with no problems, but seem to have such a hard time tracking down celiacs.

It also makes me mad that a doctor would prescribe colitis drugs for three years before even suggesting celiacs, which doesn't require medication to treat. Wouldn't it make more sense to try the non-medication solution first? Doctors definitely need more training, and less intervention from drug companies.

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Hi Kitty,

My Menier's went away on it's own in 2002. I am inclined to believe mine was caused from herpes simplex 1. Glad your symptoms are gone. The doctors say Menier's is episodic lets hope yours stays gone also.

At the present time, I am not going to fault the doctors, maybe I didn't complain soon enough about my digestive track not getting better. Now I am just glad the intestines will heal itself as long as I stay on the diet. Of course it may take 2 yrs to heal at my age.

Terry

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