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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. Celiac Or Not?

    Thanks for the reply >> While the IGg is not a confirmed diagnosis, a high one is an indicator. Just checked my overall detailed food intolerance results and I am not sure whether these are "high" or not, just that I have an intolerance to them (Just found out the scale is between +1 and +4) Any ideas? Thanks Craig Grains - Avoid ========= Wheat +3 Gluten (gliadin) +2 Rye +1 Grains - Rotate ========== Barley Dairy - Avoid ========= Cows milk + 3 Others - Avoid ========= Yeast +1
  2. Celiac Or Not?

    Hi, I'm Craig, 33 from the rainy United Kingdom which i forgot to add last time Thanks for everyones comments. I forgot to mention that i went back on a gluten and dairy free diet last week. I am checking every label but maybe there is some hidden gluten I am missing still. Everyone says i need to give it more time - so that is what i intend to do.Its going to be hard though! I really miss my sandwiches and
  3. Celiac Or Not?

    hi, thanks for the prompt reply.sorry i had a food intolerence test but wasnt sure if the results were conclusive as my gut was rejecting all food at the time of the test. regards craig
  4. Hi, I have just found the site, and theres a lot of interesting information on it and it would be nice to hear from someone who can give some advice as my current doctor seems to have drawn a big blank I would like to know if anyone could advise whether after a bout of food poisoning (where I was pretty much allergic to any food I ate) a IgG blood food intolerence test might provide inaccurate results, or cause a person to get celiac disease. I'm happy to get retested with the enterolabs test if thats possible from the UK I have been trying to get well for 11 months now, and I keep relapsing about once a week back to the same symptoms, bloating and gurgling stomach with no apparant link to any particular foods. I am eating wheat again, and I don't seem to be reacting to it..... maybe I am mistaken though and I am reacting after a certain time? Can't help thinking I'm missing something, I just have no energy at the moment and feel like I'm not absorbing much of my food. I lost 10kilos in the first month I got ill and have weighed 65kilos since (I used to be 75kilos). I can't put on weight at all I was interested in the comments about tropical sprue too, maybe I have that. Can you get that in other areas of the world? I am feeling a little better, but if I could get rid of the bloating and be able to dispel/belch this wind up and get some energy back - My quality of life would be so much better. I would appreciate peoples advice - Thanks for reading. Craig =================================================== My Story ====== Well, I was on holiday last year in Malia (Greek resort) and got very bad food poisoning on day 4 of a 7 day holiday. Initial Symptoms were feeling bloated in stomach but not being able to dispel the wind/belch it up - this gave me a stomach pain and sometimes a little panic attack. Eventually, I'd be able to belch it up but it took some time and I felt very nauseous. Symptoms were ok at this time eating a meal, normally flared up three hours after. I managed to get through the holiday by drinking far too much alcohol, which masked the symptoms completely (I expect thats true of many other illnesses!!) On the day we had to fly home, I felt absolutely terrible and didn't eat breakfast as I knew I would react to it. Needless to say, by the time we got on the flight my stomach was very bloated, I felt very nauseous and wanted to be sick (but couldn't). I actually asked to be allowed off the plane (with 300 passengers waiting on the runway). They talked me round and soon after take off the pain got worse and I came so close to passing out with a constant pain in my stomach. The pain relented a bit when we landed, I've since found out if you do have bloating - going on a plane makes the bloating much worse! Anyway, that was 11 months ago - I've taken many mediations and advice but am still not better. I don't know whether I have celiac disease or not and would like to find out! I'll try and list the medications and advice over the last 10 months, maybe someone has a similar story or advice. June 2003 ======= Event: Food poisoning on holiday Symptoms: Bloating pain/cannot dispel wind, chest pains, stomach pains, panic attacks, nausea, insomnia due to symptoms. Acidic stomach?. Food sitting in stomach, feeling like not being digested for a long time.reacting badly to all food i ate even after one mouthful Lost about 10 kilograms in weight very quickly. Mediaction taken: Gaviscon, helped acidic stomach but didn't help bloating and stomach pains July 2003 ======= Event: Went to see doctor, doctor "guessed" heliobacter and prescribed due to long NHS waiting list for Endoscopy. Referred me anyway Medication prescribed: 3 phase 3 week mediaction to cure heliobacter(amoxillian, metadinprazole, ?) Did it help : For a week, yes. Felt a bit better. Then back to old symptoms. August 2003 ======== Event: Decided to get a blood food intolerence test Results: Results came back saying I was allergic to Cows Milk, Gliadin (Gluten), Rye, Wheat, Yeast. Did it help: Stopped having gluten and dairy foods for a month. No real change. Went back to eating Gluten again August 2003 ======== Event: First visit to nutritionilist. She recommended great smokies stool test Results: No parasites, but overgrowth of Proteus Vulgaris, Citrobacter Freundi, Klebsiella pneumonia . Very little good bacteria Medication: Acidophilus, Berberine and Grapefruit seed extract, Uva Ursi, Oil of Oregano October 2003 ========= Event: endoscopy appointment (at last!). Biopsy resulted in negative heliobacter but hiatus hernia. Prescribed: Dom peridone (30 day course). Also took: Bio-Care acidophilus forte (1 in the morning 30 mins before meal), Solgar Multivitamin (with dinner) Did it help: Yes, stomach pains went away after a week. Food seemed to get digested better and didn't sit in my stomach.Bloating remained. November 2003 =========== Event: Symptoms very bad. Went to specialist, and had barium xray/barium enema/chest xray/ultrasound/blood tests Results: Specialist couldn't see anything wrong, couldn't advise any more other than it "might get better in a couple of years" May 2004 ======= Nutritionlist suggested I take the following for food allergy/gut repair: Too early to tell whether these help but id be interested to see if people think they might help 1 * Kirkmans Acidophilus (first thing when I get up) This is a pretty high strength one and seems to make me more bloated Breakfast supplements 1 * MSM tablets Lunch supplements Ginger supplement (30 minutes before meal) 2 * MSM tablets Dinner supplements Ginger supplement (30 minutes before meal) 1 * MSM tablet 1 * Solgar multivitamin Nighttime 4 * triphala internal intestine cleanser tablets (ayurvedic remedy)