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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. BTW, I am in the Santa Cruz, California area. Any thoughts about how I can find a good clinic that can to celiac screening?
  2. Does anyone know where I can be tested? I have low income, and no insurance. What level of testing (if any) would be appropriate for me given my symptoms: - difficulty focusing, forgetfulness - headache - diahrea, loose stools - depression/fatigue - feeling a need for nurishment, even when full Also, I am thin despite eating plenty. I have been unable to clearly establish a link between eating wheat and my symptons. If there is a link, there seems to be a delay of three days to a week. This delay (and perhaps lack of mental clarity) makes it difficult for me to know whether of not I am imagining the connection. I do not have any obvious increase in symptoms on the same day I eat wheat, even in large quantities. My understanding is that the response time to wheat among people with celiac disease varies. Is three days to a week typical? After avoiding wheat for a couple months, I noticed improvement, but this could be due to a variety of unrelated causes. Casein or lactose intolerance may be another suspect because I was severely allergic to milk as an infant. I am starting a spreadsheet to track diet and symptoms over time. This should be useful in any case.