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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. Hello...I have had occasional stabbing pains in my toes/fingers since I was 18...I am 28 now. This was really nothing major and since I have mild scoliosis I always attributed it to that. Little did I know what was I in for when the tingling, excruciating burning, eye pains, headaches, fatigue etc. started. With these neuro symptoms you should check out other causes besides gluten, such as lyme, mycoplasma and viruses...and don't let anyone tell you that you need to remember a tick bite or have had a rash to be infected.
  2. Thanks for the responses...by the way there is a total IGA in the test: Total Immunoglubulin A = 219 104-522 mg/dL From what I understand this is totally non specific buit the overall results are more accurate if total IGA in under 10.
  3. Hello all, I just got the celiac panel results that my doctor ordered from Metametrix. I am seeing the doctor in a month so I thought I'd ask you guys for advice in the meantime. The numbers are: transglutaminase (IgA-tTG) <20 Weak Positive antigliadin antibody (IgA-AGA) 8 Negative What I don't understand is that in the explanation it says this: Negative <20 Weak Positive 20-30 Moderate to strong positive >30 So did they make an error by writing Weak Positive next to my <20 result or am I reading it wrong? How does this result look? My symptoms are mainly neurological: tingling/burning in limbs, muscle twitching. The onset was sudden but I have had little stabbing pains in my toes for year...never worried too much about it, also anxiety etc...basically my nervous system is in hyperdrive. I used to have more symptoms but they went away with Lyme treatment. I tested positive for that and have been under antibiotics for almost a year now. However the paresthesias and twitching are not going away so my doctor is looking at other possibilities (viruses, gluten). I have gone gluten free 4 weeks ago and I noticed a substantial decrease in flatulence and my stool is better then it ever was, but the neurological symptoms have not improved. Any advice for any other tests I can do to confirm/eliminate Celiac disease? thanks!