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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. Actually, I was really nervous that he would give me the "depressed housewife" or "IBS" diagnosis. Called me to say he wants to do another series of tests. Thyroid, metabolic profile and CBC, just to be sure of things. What's a metabolic profile.
  2. He wanted to make sure I didn't have any gallstones, allthough I can't see how that is relevant. THe word "tissue" made me wonder if that was a biopsy. Thank you for clearing that up. So will they just take a syringe of blood and do the ultrasound and that's it?
  3. Hey all.. been trying to go gluten-free, but accidentally glutened myself the last two days, and I was only gluten-free for 2 days before that. Went to my GP today to tell him what was going on with my body, and before I could even say "Gluten" he said "Have you ever heard of Celiac Disease? I think it could be a definite possibility." THANK GOD! SO he ordered the tests but he didn't really tell me what they were going to do for the tests so I came here. Here's what my sheet says: US ABDOMEN COMPLETE (Ultrasound for my gallbladder.. why?) TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMATE IgA & IgG (omg is that a biopsy? I've never had one. Is there anesthetic involved? Will I be able to come to work?) GLIADIN IgG ANTIBODY (a blood test, i presume) ENDOMYSIAL IgA AB (another blood test?) I have no idea what they're even looking for and all this medical jargon is making my head spin. Can someone give me some insight, and perhaps a bit of insight?
  4. Getting Started

    Those Fresh Express Salad blends... I got one with chicken in it. Do we know if the chicken is ok? And the dressings?
  5. Surreptitious gluten-free Dining

    I agree. I went to Applebee's for my birthday (a place my town has where the manager is actually aware of Celiac) and they were VERY accomodating. I ordered the Fiesta Chicken (no tortilla strips) and they brought everything out separate just to be safe. Sauce in a separate bowl, cheese separate, pico de gallo, rice, etc. My waiter did, however, put croutons on my salad, thereby rendering it inedible. He fixed it once he realized what I did, but waitstaff can get busy and fall into habit (like putting croutons on a salad), so regardless, I would always say something.
  6. I haven't had any reaction at all to Vitamin Energy, but Vitamin Water gives me a little grief. I would think it would be the other way around. Any insight on this?
  7. How long will it take for me to feel better? Does anyone recommend drinking detox tea to help clean out my system a little bit? We have so few places here that carry ANYTHING gluten-free. This is going to be more difficult than I thought
  8. Thanks to everyone for the insight. I bought some gluten-free products today, and I'm eager to see if this helps. The more I read about it, the more sure I am that this will help my symptoms. It is really difficult for me to figure out what's "safe" or not. Obviously bread, pasta, etc. But I'm gong out to dinner with family tonight and I don't have a clue what I can order. Any insight would be appreciated. I've found the list of what to look for as far as ingredients, but that won't help me tonight! And most of the lists of restaurants I've found don't have any that are around here (i WISH we had a PF Changs!! )
  9. Ok, so I'm really really new at this and just realized THIS MORNING that gluten could be what's causing all these crazy symptoms that I have. I drank about 8 oz. of Florida's Natural orange juice this morning and had 2 bites of a bagel w/cream cheese and my stomach is so distended that i look 6 months pregnant. I'm bloated to the point of pain after I eat most meals. Usually I can't even eat til I'm full because I bloat so badly. I've lost weight but you can't tell because of how badly I bloat. I fluctuate between an 8 and an 11 it's so severe. Some pants I zip up with ease one day, and the next day i can't button them to save my life. On top of that, my mood swings are crazy. One minute I'll be perfectly cheery, then I'll drop a fork or stub my toe and suddenly WATCH OUT! I've always had very low iron levels and blood pressure; only when I was pregnant has my blood pressure even been close to normal. I get random very painful headaches a couple times a week. I fall asleep the minute I lay down, no matter where I am. I've had 2 miscarriages. I've gotten 5 cavities in the last 3 years, despite brushing at least twice a day every day. (?) My eyes change vision all the time.. .my vision is terrible anyway, but some days will be way blurrier than others, depsite the fact that I wear my contacts daily. (?) I get painful cramps in my hips and neck. I always feel like I need to stretch. I am also allergic to Nickel and Sulfates. I'm scheduling my blood allergy test tomorrow. I would very much appreciate any help and advice to help alleviate symptoms as I have no idea how to go about this. Thank you!!!