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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes
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Impatient For Test Results



I had my celiac screen test yesterday and I am soooo impatiently waiting for the results! I had a positive tTg home test so I'm pretty sure I have it but I want confirming positive blood tests before I drop so many of my favourite foods!

The celiac screen up here in Alberta is for tTg IgA and EMA and from what I understand, if I get positives on that then I'm in the club.... and if I get negatives then I am most likely in the club... LOL

I'm just not great with sticking with dietary changes. I've lasted about 5 months on healthy eating in the past. I basically gave up most processed food; I wasn't gluten-free but there wasn't a lot and I felt great. At the time I thought it was because of weight loss (I'm 30lbs heavier than I want to be) but looking back, it was probably diet. I had more energy, almost no migraines, my skin cleared up, I lost 30+lbs and I remember commenting on how my stomach pains went away (I get stomach aches 1 to 4 times a day for 15 to 90 minutes at a time... always have).

Anyway... that didn't last. I remember saying that I would have just one muffin and before I knew it I was back to old eating habits and gaining weight... and having stomach aches. I want those positives if I need to change my diet that much.

I hope the doctor's office calls this week! I'm so distracted by this that I'm not getting much done. Once I know, then I can get on with gluten-free eating... after one last cinnamon bun and maybe a piece of cheesecake. Hmmm, I bet a gluten-free cheesecake won't be too hard to make... There, I'm looking on the bright side. lol :)

Nicole S


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