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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. 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!