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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. I also had my EGD and a ultra sound on my Gall Bladder this week (Tuesday). My blood tests came back negative for Celiac. And the GI doc found GERD and a hiatel hernia. While I haven't really had a problem with heart burn, it does explain some of the pain and swallowing issues. It does not, however, seem to explain all the "going to the bathroom" issues. I have not heard back about my Gall Bladder. The GI doc did say that they may have to do a colonoscopy also to figure out what is causing the other problems. Fun stuff. In the meantime I am on Protonix twice a day. Yuck. I hate taking medicine.
  2. Thanks so much for the warm welcome. I have been doing much reading on the message board especially and it's great to know that you all are so compassionate and friendly. I have my endo and ultrasound on the 31st (a miracle that managed to get them scheduled for the same day!!). So until then... lele
  3. I am currently being tested (blood, endo, and GB ultrasound) for the cause of numerous symptoms and so decided to do a little research on my own. When I came across celiac disease, I began to wonder if my hiccups are related. I get them upon eating bread, crackers, pretzels, etc... Anyone else ever noticed a correlation or seen any research on a relationship between this phenomon & celiac disease? And, for those who are curious, my symptoms are: Iron Deficiency Anemia Fatigue Loss of Appetite Edema in lower extremeties Difficulty swallowing/feels like air bubbles Pain in upper abdomin/right side Extremely chapped lips Bumpy, flesh colored & intensely itchy rash that comes and goes Increasing numbers of Boils & Skin Tags Frequent upset stomach (uneasy, gasy, noisy) Occasional loose, mucusy, malodorous BMs Slow & steady weight increase despite concerted efforts Extremely painful, irregular menses Occasional asthma Fibromyalgia Joint Pain Geez, I sound like a mess! But in all honesty, I feel ok most of the time. Mostly just exhausted (constantly) and annoyed with the other symptoms. Any thoughts out there?