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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 all so much for your responses! I appreciate all of your feedback! I did replace my pots, pans, utensils, toaster and condiments. I also checked all of my toiletries and medications. I am worried about possibly being intolerant to other things though! Do you know if there is testing for casein or soy intolerances? Or is it best to just try eliminating them?
  2. Hello Everyone, This is my first post on the Gluten Free Forum but I have been reading it for a couple of months. I think this forum is wonderful and it has been incredibly helpful! Thank you to all that participate! I have been sick with GI symptoms for over 8 years and it has been a huge inconvenience with work, school, and life in general. I have seen numerous doctors (GI, primary care, alternative medicine, nutritionist, etc.) and no one can ever seem to figure out what is wrong with me. I am noticing that this is a trend with Celiac Disease. The GI docs were always quick to diagnosis IBS and I was always told to stick to a bland diet consisting of mostly bread, crackers and pretzels (all gluten filled). Every couple years I will have the GI tests done. This past fall my blood work came back with signs of Celiac. My doc went ahead and did the endoscopy but that came back negative. My doc said that b/c of the blood work, there may be a chance that it is Celiac and there just isn't significant damage in the intestine yet. Has anyone heard anything like this before? I thought that since I have been sick for so many years, there would be signs of damage if it is Celiac? I started the gluten free diet at the beginning of January and my symptoms have not improved at all yet. I understand that it can take time but I am curious as to how long since my doc said that there was no intestine damage? I should also mention that I tested negative for lactose intolerence but I still avoid most dairy products because they seem to bother me. I know that giving the Gluten Free diet is worth the chance - I am just wondering if anyone had test results like this before? I apologize if this was already discussed! Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!