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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. Hi all, I haven't posted anything in a long time, but I am so excited about this find, I just had to share! I found boxed Au Gratin potatoes that are gluten free at Sam's Club. They are made by Inn on the Creek Foods, and are called "Cheddar Cheese Potato Side Dish and White Cheddar Chive potato side dish". I looked at the ingredients, bought the box and confirmed with the company by email that they are indeed gluten free. Their email also stated their creamy potato soup is gluten free. I believe you can also order them online at www.innonthecreekfoods.com. Anyway, I made some yesterday and they are really yummy. I think I'll be serving them with the Easter ham!
  2. Hi, I had a positive blood test IGA 44.8 and IGG 184.5, but my biopsy came back today as negative. During the procedure I had told the doctor I felt better since I hadn't been eating wheat, etc. and he said "You don't know that diet, there is no way you haven't eaten any wheat, it is in so many things...." Anyway, he called today and said it came back negative and that I can eat wheat I feel so much better since I haven't been eating wheat. My symptoms were severe stomach pain (on a scale of 1-10, the pain was a 10+), and now I only get little twinges of pain now and then. Any advice on whether or not I should try wheat again? Of course my head says no, but my heart says "some pasta sure would be good right about now"!
  3. Thank you to all who replied to me. I appreciate all your advice and insight. I go today for my endoscopy/biopsy. I have been gluten-free for two weeks so hopefully it will not affect the results too much, but I am really scared to eat anything with Gluten in it because of the pain. hapi2bgf - Thanks for the advice on breastfeeding. I actually just had to give it up because of a new medication I am on, and I really miss it! I am keeping my fingers crossed that my daughter won't develop Celiac. Thanks again to all who replied!
  4. Hi everyone, I am 12 weeks post-partum today. My baby was delivered by a C-section and ever since her birth I have been experience a number of health issues. I was finally admitted to the hospital two weeks ago for hydration and a multitude of (not so fun) tests performed by a GI doctor. They did a blood test for Celiac Sprue and my IgA was 44.8 and my IgG was 184.5. I go in for a biopsy next Tuesday to confirm whether or not I truly have Celiac. My question is, has anyone had severe abdominal pain as a symptom? My pain started about 6 weeks ago and on a pain scale of 1-10 it was a definite 10. At one point I even begged my husband to put me out of my misery because the pain was so bad!!! The pain is like someone lit my stomach on fire starting at my belly button and going straight up about 4 inches. It then moves over to the left hand side right under my rigcage, but the pain is different there, kind of raw and tender. The pain has been constant but not as severe even since going gluten-free. However, on Tuesday night our neighborhood had a national night out party and I must have eaten something I shouldn't have because I woke up in horrible pain on Wednesday. Is this severe pain a normal symptom of celiac sprue? I have seen abdominal pain listed as symptom, but is the severity I am experiencing normal or should my doctor and I be looking for other causes? Any advice you can give is greatly appreciated, I can't handle the pain anymore!!! Thanks, Carrie Strong