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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. I just typed this all out and then the board ate it. GRRRRRRR. Symptoms: SEVERE lower right abdominal pain about where my ovary is. At times so bad that it hurts to put my right foot on the ground, hurts to breath, walk or talk. Hurts to be touched on any part of my body because it will make that spot hurt worse. It will even wake me up in the middle of the night or make some morning terribly hard to get out of bed until it eases up. Bowels have never been “regular’ like most people. As I’ve become an adult they have become much more regular but I’m not a once a day kind of person. Usually every 2 days or so. Just found I have slight acid reflux which is helped without meds as long as I stop eating 3 hrs before bed and prop the bed up. I can’t have things on my abdominal section. Maybe this is a personal quirk but it just bothers me. For instance my husband might lay his arm over my stomach and I will move it above my ribs or below my hips. History: 2004ish – blood work came back that I might have a case for celiac (this was not the dna test) - first biopsy said an almost positive it for celiac although I was on a gluten-free diet because one doctor told me to eat gluten-free and the GI did not know that I was eating gluten-free - had a barium enema to check out my intestines which showed up fine - demanded second biopsy AFTER eating a full gluten diet a month prior which came back inconclusive - I was told I have IBS and to live with it - since that test I have been eating a normal gluten diet, although I eat 95% unprocessed foods/organic/natural - August 2009 the pain came back with a KICK. I am sure I had it prior to that but it was just something I lived with. - 12/3/09 had endometriosis taken out but on the left side and they found none on the right side to explain the pain Today – I am in pain. I’ve been gluten-free for 5 days and the pain has not eased up one bit. I’ve been exercising, drinking water (it’s all I drink), and living a healthy lifestyle minus the pain. I know the text book cases of celiac but what are the non text book…..could I be one….or does this sound like something else? What should I ask my doctors beyond…what is the next step? I would love to have some ideas to research before diving back in. I just really want this pain to be gone gone gone.
  2. Hello everyone. I am very new to this as I just found out yesterday that I have celiac disease. I'm interested in finding someone in the area or maybe not in the area to talk to. It's a very scary thing to have and I am very confused. Any help would be wonderful! Hope to talk to someone soon! ~DawnE8199