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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. Thanks for responding. I guess I should ask about lupus, my great aunt died of it. That's a very scary thought though, and I am Queen Denial. Anyway, thanks again, I'll have the results in a week. (And if it's negative I guess I'm just crazy!)
  2. Hi! This is my first post, sorry if it is too long. I have been dealing with swollen joints and fatigue for about seven years (I'm 21). My primary care physician from 14 to 19 ignored me and so I thought I was crazy. I went to college and got a new primary care physician who listened to me and tested for rheumatoid factor last summer, which came back negative. I continued to have fatigue and joint pain so I did some research on the Internet and found that food allergies could be to blame. So I tried exclusionary diets (dairy, wheat). The wheatless diet made things much better and so I made an appointment with an allergist. He tested for most common food allergies and everything came back negative. He told me that rheumatoid factor is not the be all end all test for rheumatoid arthritis and he sent me to a rheumatologist (hang on I'm getting to the point!) So, I went to see the rheumatologist. He said well, could be arthritis, but I think celiac disease is a possibility. Any GI symptoms? Nope. He ordered blood tests for celiac and rheumatoid arthritis. They will call next week with results My question is, if I have swollen joints and fatigue as my only symptoms, how could I have celiac disease?