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Coping with Celiac Disease

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Share stories, techniques, and information to help others deal with the disease and the gluten-free diet.

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  8. Those Of Us With Lactose Intolerance

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  9. Just Found Out...

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  10. Stomach Aches

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  11. This Is So Hard!

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  12. Tax Break

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  13. Gluten Free For Starters

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  14. Emotional Pain...

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  15. This Gene Is Inherited From Where? 1 2

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  16. Dating

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  17. My Progress At 3.5 Months Gf

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  18. Gluten Symptom Or Not?

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  19. Relatives Are Stubborn!

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  20. Cross Contamination

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  21. Bread

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  22. Cramping?

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    JD........low white cell counts are common in autoimmune disease.  Mine were very low for my entire life ( I am now 61) and they have gone up to almost normal range now once I had been gluten free for awhile.  It did take a long time for them to bounce back, but they did.  I was diagnosed at age 46. All of your symptoms scream of Celiac so if you do not have an endoscopy, recheck of antibodies for...
    Does anyone know if the HLA-DQ–gluten tetramer-based Celiac Test is available in the US? I saw the article that it was being tested in Norway.   Thank you, Sarah
    Trent’s.......those antibody tests are specific to Celiac.  While it looks like the doctor did not test the EMA, with results that high and rapid weight loss, Celiac is a strong contender.  Other AI conditions can raise tTg but usually only by much smaller numbers.  The Gliadin IgA is an older test but the one they used when I was diagnosed 15 years ago.  It is the test for gluten consumption in th...

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