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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. only one of my sons antibodys were elevated (and only by one pt). im very lucky to have a dr. that is not eager to do a biopsy. try the diet, then do the biopsy. i noticed great improvement in my son in just a few days. i dont need the agony of putting him thru a biopsy, if he responds to the diet, thats all i need to diagnose it!
  2. i work in a lab and learned all about celiac disease in school, but i was in denial about my son having it. i cried when the results came across the fax. nobody wants to hear that there is something wrong with thier child. i stared the gluten free diet right away, but i have been reluctent to do all the other "stuff" like getting a new toaster. gavin has only been gluten pretty much free for about 2 and half months, but i can already see a difference. he has put on 3 lbs since going gluten free. (he hadnt gained one single pound since he was 11 months old). you truly do have to mourn the loss of your once "normal" child. and that is the hardest part.
  3. my son is gluten sensitive and lactose intolerent. he loves the philly swirl popsickes and italian ice cups ( i thinks thats what they are called) i get them at wal-mart. he also loves the hunts pudding and marshmellows. he's not a big cereal eater, but he seems to enjoy the occasional bowl of honeycomb (it does have oat flour, so depending on how sensitive the person is, this may not be a good choice).
  4. my son was diagnosed as "gluten sensitive" in sept and we stared the gluten free diet right away. If he eats something he isnt supposed to at daycare, i can usually tell by the middle of the night, he wakes himself (and me) up screaming b/c his stomach hurts. He is much less energetic and very clingy the next day (im assuming its b/c he doesnt feel good) and as we all know 2 year olds are some of the most energetic creatures on the planet. I do not have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity so i don know what it feels like to "get glutened" but several people have told me that it feels like having the flu and a hangover all at the same time.