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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 just read an article the other day that many males who have celiac do not have a positive DQ 2 and 8. I don't know if you are male or not but I will try to find a link to the article if you are interested.
  2. I know for sure that I have celiac. All of my markers and dna are positive. I do not have copies of my actual labs. I have been gluten free for a while. Now, my 16 year old son shows many of the same symptoms. I had a celiac blood panel done on him- $800 by the way. The results are very confusing and even his doctor says they are confusing. His IgG is VERY high, but IgA and TTG are ok. On one part of the results it says DQ2 homozygous and DQ2 heterozygous is extremely high but on down the page it says DQ2 and DQ8 extremely low. I am really confused and dr is just going to send him to GI to learn more- but any advice here would be helpful. THANKS!
  3. The older you are the longer it takes for you to heal. I am told it can take two years or more. Yes, and like the others said- don't forget to check your meds, toothpaste, chapstick ect.
  4. Hard Time Dealing

    Oh, trust me you are not alone. I know it feels like that a lot but more people than you realize deal with all of the same things. In the beginning I was shopping at specialty stores for gluten free products. But now I learn that the regular stores can do me just as well. There are so many natural options and I just try to think about 'eating from the earth'. Fruit, veggies, meat, rice ect. I do have to go to Whole Foods to get my bread and a few things. I also see that you are taking fish oil. I had to stop taking mine because it was causing me an upset stomach. I do take mega dose vitamin D. I am so sorry that you are having such a difficult time and I know it is hard to get understanding from those around you. Just keep at it.
  5. You can have a DNA test done to see if you have the gene for Celiac. It doesn't matter about your diet because it will show up anyway. I had all the classic blood test and showed Celiac but the doctor ordered the DNA to be 100%. It is hard to find a DR who is educated on this but you know your body better than anyone.
  6. How Do We Make This Better?

    I feel exactly the same way. I have been thru years of suffering and many many doctors. I decided on my own to see an internist about a minor issue I was having in hopes she could possibly give me some answers. Sure enough she diagnosed me. This week I took my youngest two sons to the dr and I asked for them to be tested. She did not think it was important. My 16 year old has all the same gastro symptoms and headaches as I have had but she said he must have irritable bowel. Please! I am paying for this-just test him! I still have not found a doctor with much knowledge on Celiac.
  7. Food Obsession Anyone?

    M&M's. I am totally addicted to M&Ms right now. I am a former cookie addict and had a difficult time giving that up. When I found out the m&ms were gluten free I got hooked. I eat a bag every day-sometimes 2!
  8. Would You Trust The Allergist?

    That is very good information. Thank you.
  9. I have been blogging for a long time and have just started my Celiac blog. Does anyone else have one? I am looking for more bloggers. survivingceliac.blogspot.com
  10. Before I was diagnosed with Celiac my allergist did discover that I had a wheat allergy. Then she proceded to say, "Well, don't worry. There are many other options. You can use spelt flour." Wait- when I read the label on spelt it said wheat! Why would an allergist not know that? Would you trust this allergist with your health? I really need to find an allergist and a family doctor who is a little more knowledgeable on Celiac. I just started seeing a new family doctor but she doesn't seem to know much either. How do I find a good doctor?
  11. The attacks that you describe sound exactly like mine. I had my gall bladder removed but got no relief from that. I was just diagnosed with Celiac two months ago. I took a while for my body to respond to gluten free. Give it some time. All of our bodies are different.
  12. I have lived with chronic hives for two years now. I had went to many many doctors and got many different answers. Two months ago I went to an internist with a full medical history. She did massive blood tests including DNA and confirmed that I had Celiac. I am also allergic to cinnamon which you could be too since the incident you talked about. This hive issue has been the worst symptom of all to deal with. Good luck to you!