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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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  1. Thanks for your input, everyone. This site has been really helpful. I'm glad I stumbled across it. I've been looking at a lot of the posts and many people seem to have had parallel experiences to mine.
  2. Hi All About a month or so ago I suddenly began experiencing serious abdominal cramps, fatigue, and yellowish very liquid diarrhea. I thought it was food poisoning and would pass. After two weeks of the symptoms, I figured it couldn't be food poisoning, so I began researching my symptoms online. I found a few sites that seemed to suggest that I had celiac, or at least the symptoms of it. I don't have health insurance and didn't want to spend a lot of money on tests just to find out that I didn't have celiac, so I decided to cut out gluten and see what happened. Within two days, my stools were back to normal, the cramps were gone (they still come every so often, but are much milder than before), and my energy returned. I haven't eaten gluten since (no wheat, oats, rye, or barley). If I remain symptom free, is it safe to assume gluten was the culprit? Also, I'm 37 and have eaten gluten all my life (I'd eaten 1/2 lb of pasta a day for years, lots of bread, pastries, crackers, etc). Is it possible for this to crop up now, seemingly out of the blue? Any comments/advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!