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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. I received the test back and am allergic to almost everything (in addition to being Celiac with severe intestinal damage) - Rice, corn, eggs, nuts, milk, soy, etc. I also have gastroparesis (trouble with food moving from stomach to intestine - especially fiber & fats). I am at a loss about what I should eat anymore. Are these tests really accurate? If so what am I supposed to do - live on a feeding tube? This is getting ridiculous.
  2. The only thing that is dry are my eyes. Nothing else is dry. I tried restasis and it did nothing. My Schirmer test did show reduced tear production, however the other tests I took did not indicate Sjogren's.
  3. The doctor told me to take Creon. He did not say that I have chronic pancreatitis or give any explanation other than I should try it to see if it helps. I really can't tell if it is doing anything. How were you diagnosed with this and what are the other symptoms? Why do you think there is flour in the air? Have you been to an eye doctor to see if you have reduced tear production?
  4. Thank you for the reply. Who told you that you have Fibromyalgia? I thought I might have Fibromyalgia too - But I went to two rhumatolgists (one in CT and one at Columbia recommended by Dr. Green) - Both told me I do NOT have fibromyalgia. What was very frustrating to me was that they did not offer any logical explanation as to what I did have and what I should do about it. I also went to a optomologist - I have been puting antibiotic ointment in my eyes for 3 months with no relief. I also had tear duct plugs put in, tryed restasys drops and use artificial tears. Apparently the Schirmer Test I took showed I had very low tear production. Again no logical explanation as to why this happened and no relief from doctors. I also go to a Chiropracter, got to a gym for personal training and go for massages. Temporary relief at best.
  5. I was diagnosed with Celiac via biopsy in March with significant damage. I have been gluten free for 9 months. I have gone to many doctors(gastro, rhumatologist, opthomologist, etc.), including the well known Dr. Peter Green at Columbia. No one seems to be able to help me with my severe sore eyes and sore burning painful feeling in my neck and upper back. I do not get diarrea, but still frequently get gas and bloating. I don't know what to do except stop eating gluten and taking prescription pancreatic enzymes. I have read a lot of books about "leaky gut syndrome" and am thinking that this may be the only logical explanation for what is wrong with me at this point. Is there anyone out there with a similar situation or knowledge of what I can do? I am getting very desperate at this point.