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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Hi all Thanks for your helpful ideas. I had Entrolab do my gene tests,but wasn't brave enough to do the stool test. Since I have been doing so well lately I am questioning whether I really have celiac disease. The IBS idiet I am on is what I term the A.F.M.C.C.C.IF(AVOID FATS,MILK,CAFFEINE,CHOCOLATE AND USE CAUTION W/INSOLUBLE FIBER--insoluable fiber needs to be cooked and eaten only w/soluable fiber) diet. I am now adding gluten products so I can be retested. It seems so strange to me that I can now eat these things w/out having a reaction. Really makes me wonder if I only have IBS. I figured I'd just do this challenge fr 3 months and then have blood work done to see. Now I am wondering if I should go ahead and have the stool test done,or if since I am doing so well to just go w/the blood tests. I saw that there are 4 or 5 places that are reliable for having the tests done,but none are near me. Was just wondering if there is a way to have the blood drawn locally and sent to them(then again I know nothing about medical stuff so don't know if this is feasible)
  2. Hi, It's been a whlie since I've been here,but I'm glad to be back. Reading and learning here has been so helpful to me. I took myself off gluten 2 yrs. ago bec. someone suggested it might help me.I was suffering from constant gas,bloating,cramps,and constipation.Going gluten-free seemed to help but i didn't give me enough relief. I went to a new GI dr. in Oct. and he listened to me list of symptoms and said I have IBS w/C.He gave me Zelnorm and that was it.I came home and researched what to do to help the IBS.The diet I found has made me feel so much better. So I asked my dr. to do a new blood test to see if maybe I don't have celiac disease.(prev. tests were neg. but I had been gluten-free) Anyway,I ant to be sure this is done rt. I see that certain labs are suggested as being better able to give accurate results.Does anyone know how I can have my blood work checked there? The dr.'s nurse said I could have it done anywhere,but not in his office. Hope someone has some ideas.Thanks so much,Suzy