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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. Thank you so, so much for your reassuring post. I was feeling quite lost. I'll stick to your advice, and in the mean time, I'll browse around the forums. Thanks again.
  2. After exploding in an awful rash about 2 weeks ago, I talked to someone with Celiac disease and they suggested I get tested to see if I am, as well. Symptoms I have include that blistery, itchy rash, dry, flaky scalp, constant fatigue, headaches, lactose intolerance, and what I thought were IBS symptoms- stomach pain, diarrhea, bloating, gas. Have no idea how to go about getting tested, so I just made an appointment with an allergist for this Thursday. Already started to go gluten-free- should I stay on the gluten until the test? The itching and bleeding is unbearable. Also, am I supposed to see a GI doctor instead? Is the allergist the right person to go to first? I am so lost. And miserably itchy. Thanks for the help, in advance..