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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 was 62 and had some kind of a virus and went to see my doctor who decided that he wanted some blood tests because he didn't think I looked good. They found some low red blood cell counts and low iron. A colonoscopy and endoscopy provided no answers other than they put me on Omeprazole for some mild irritation in the stomach area. A year later the counts were still low and I went to a different gastro doctor who repeated the endoscopy and told me I had celiac. I don't ever remember having any problems in 62 years of eating food with gluten so it was a shock to me but shock or no shock, I wasn't interested in it getting worse. Gluten free I went.
  2. Too expensive BUT I buy them all the time because they taste good and make a great bun with a hamburg or hot dog but they must always be toasted.
  3. 1) How did the symptoms of gluten intolerance affect your day-to-day life? I never had a problem until I had a blood test and my iron count was low. 2) How did you become aware of your intolerance to gluten or celiac disease? After waiting a year between blood tests (because I felt fine) the count was still low so I saw a gastroenterologist. The blood test and endoscopy were positive for celiac. 3) What were the 3 things you hated most about your intolerance? Not being able to just pick up anything and eat it (that's #1 #2 and #3) 4) What are your top 3 obstacles or road blocks you've have had to deal with because of your gluten allergy? None so far except what's already been mentioned but it's only been 3 months 5) What do you wish you had known during your search for a cause of your symptoms due to your gluten allergy? What could have made it easier? That the first GI doctor I saw in 2006 who did an endoscopy but did not do a biopsy although I don't know why. Had I not waited another year I would have known earlier but I didn't have the usual gastric symptoms to make me seek help. 6) How did you learn to manage to your gluten intolerance? Is there anything you wish existed to help you manage it? A pill would be nice. I've found pasta, bread and beer that I can eat/drink so life is good.