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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. It is 12 years since the onset of my symptoms and I'm still not diagnosed other than IBS and thyroid autoimmune disease. I feel better on a gluten-free diet and have always suspected Celiac, but without a proper diagnosis I too have altered on and off a gluten-free diet. I have had two colonoscopies, an endoscopy, blood screenings for celiac, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymes, several barium x-rays and a spinal tap for MS, all negative fortunately, but leaves me undiagnosed. I have seen physicians, gastroenterologists, rheumatologists, neurologists, endocrinologists and homeopaths...You know the drill for diagnostic tests...unpleasant, humiliating, scary, stressful, frustrating, expensive and time consuming. I drew the line when my GI doctor wanted to schedule me for a biofeedback test that entailed filling my colon with barium and monitoring the elimination. I thought, you have got to be kidding me! I now make an effort to be gluten free and if time cures my symptoms and this forum gives me guidance, I will be happy with that! Consider yourself lucky!