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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. Can't Stand It Anymore!

    It's hard, very hard to give up foods we love. My Thanksgiving dinner was: Turkey, green beans and squash, My sister made a crustless pumpkin pie for me. However, I'm just glad its not something a lot worse. Like my sister has macular degeneration and is legely blind. It's heart breaking to watch her try to read with a magnifing glass. So as difficult as it is :Count Your Blessings
  2. Need A Good Gi In Nm

    It was a Dr. Klien. My pcp refered me to him for evaluation-- she thinks I should have a colonoscopsy (sp). He walked into the room with the referal, my medical records and a new patient quiz I filled out and said " Why are you here? HUH? I explained my symptoms etc. Thats when he told me I could'nt be GS. I corrected him on that point. Then to top it all off he asked me "Well, what do you expect us to do for you?" I told him "Nothing, I'll just do the GFD for now and consult with my pcp. I've been gluten-free for about a month now with some improvement in symptoms. There's a lot to learn about this new lifrstyle. Mary
  3. Need A Good Gi In Nm

    There are support groups here in Albq. Just type Celiac Support Groups in Albq. in your browser to get a list. I don't belong to a group yet. I've just been dx with gluten sensitivity and am still trying to started on the GFD. As for a GI-well I haven't found one yet that seems to know much about Celiac Disease. The last one I saw told me flat out that if I don't have chronic D I don't I'm not gluten sensitve.
  4. Most Accurate Test

    Thanks, everyone. Its Entrolab-I'll order the test today!!
  5. What is the most accurate test for celiac? I've read that the blood test is'nt as accurate as the stool test. I've had IBS for 17 years now and getting worse! I think I may have celiac or gulten senstive. My doctor wants me to try IBS meds. I have tried them at the beggining of my tummy trouble-they did'nt help. I'm considering going on my own and ordering either York or Entrolab. Any advice? Mary
  6. I just read on another forum that a person gave up wheat and had an improvement in her vision. Has there been any research on the relation of gluten and vision? This is important to me as I have 2 sisters with macular degeneration. If there is a relation I want to send them the info.
  7. My sister can not gain weight.I think she may have celiac disease. She gets weak,dizzy spells. I'm really worried about her. Shes been to a GI-had tests for ulsers etc. but not for celiac disease. Do these symptoms sound like celiac disease. Mary
  8. Starches and sugar are no-no for me. MB
  9. For those of us that are not improving on the gluten-free diet I recomend the Specific Carboydrate Diet. It excludes starches and sugars. It is strict.It works!!MB
  10. I think many of us have celiac loong before we are dx. I was 59 before I started having severe adominal pain and was dx as IBS. I'm 74 now. Its been 15 years trying to figure out what I can or cannot eat. It's a relief knowing its mostely gluten and maybe milk products. I'm having more tests done, I'll konw in a few weeks MB
  11. My sister has spells of lightheadness and weakness. Shes had scans of her head,lungs,etc all neg. Could these be symptoms of celiac? MB
  12. What To Do

    To all you folks that are not feeling better on a gluten-free diet. May I subjest you try the Specific Carbodyrate Diet. Go to Breaking the Vicious Cycle for info. MB
  13. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

    I have been on SCD for 2 years now. I have IBS and celiac. It does work I've had a lot of up and downs-trying to figure out what I can and can't eat. I can't eat some of the legal foods on the diet-its trial and error. MaaryB