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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. I seem to be having the big "D" everyday for the past 6 weeks. (At least 4x a day) I know one of my problems is my attitude about this disease. I work with the medical profession and I keep hearing there is nothing to worry about, no furter follow up is needed. So I guess I stopped thinking about this as a disease, instead just a minor problem which I should be able to overcome. Guess what, I haven't been too successful. I'm sitting her feeling sorry for myself (I know get off the pitty potty), wondering what I did to deserve this. You see I'm the only one out of my siblings who has this. My parents divorced when my Mom was pregant with me (he was abusive and my mom didn't tell him). I know I should be grateful to have the celiac instead of the heart disease my siblings have. But I feel so alone. I cannot talk with my husband, or family without getting lectured about becoming a vegitarian to stay away from the gluten and lose some weight. I find myself crying most night's when my family is asleep and blaming it on a movie if someone finds me. If I had one wish it would to become my old self, happy, self confident and healthy.
  2. At least someone takes you seriously. I was diagnosed then dropped by the dr's in chicago. I couldn't even get an appt with a dietician. Blue Cross Blue Shield wouldn't cover it, if I was a diabetic they would, but not for celiac. Whenever I see a doctor and tell them I have celiac, they reply like its nothing. I have even had some tell me its nothing more than an allergy. This has made it very hard for me. I hate to say it, but I haven't been as good to with my diet. I am so tired of hearing "what is it", "where did you come up with that one", or "its just an allergy take some benadryl (sorry about the spelling).