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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. Weird Reaction At Biopsy Location

    I just had my biopsy yesterday and I'm having quite the flare as well.
  2. Rh Factor - Neg. Or Pos. Who Has It?

    I'm new on the Forum and had biopsy yesterday to confirm DH but I am RH negative.
  3. Hi, I have severe dermatitis herpetiformis and have had it come and go for the past 4 years. I'm an East Texas girl who loves her fried chicken and gravy, chicken and spaghetti casserole, etc. but the truth is, I suffer from other symptoms besides DH. Your list has made me more determined to stick to a gluten-free lifestyle. (It ain't easy.) I have itchy, dry, flaky skin all over my body and scalp. Thank you for the motivation. I need it.
  4. Very Mild Case?

    I have had Dermatitis Herpetiformis off and on again for about 10 years or longer. It does get blistery and insanely itchy. I have never had the perfectly symetrical pattern but maybe one elbow, one finger, one knee and then other times it would be both elbows, both knees. It's just a crazy disease. It waxes and wanes though and sometimes I can go for a period of weeks or months without a breakout. I have scratched until I bled. Now when the itchy patches come, I use an Rx from my Dermatologist, Pramazone lotion (which actually dries up the blisters) given a few days time.
  5. resolving to be gluten free and it ain't easy!

  6. Surprise Benefits Of Going gluten-free

    I am a woman in Texas (a flight attendant) who is in the battle of a lifetime with Celiac, also Dermatitis Herpetiformis with my skin. I would love some help/advice/coaching from someone. I have absolutely no idea what things are good to eat and what things are bad. Sure, I know not to eat wheat, oats and barley (bread), but so many things have these in them - what to do? I will give you a brief description of what I am like now. I was 135 lbs. last year, and I am 168 pounds now. I have a very large, tight stomach and gas. I also think I have a severe case of IBS. I have alternating constipation and "almost" diarrhea. I have fatigue, headaches, brain fog, aches and pains, and obviously osteoporosis. (I fell down my stairs in January and shattered my ankle. It was a horrible break - a trimalleolar fracture.) I can eat just a little bit and then my stomach feels full, tight and bloated even though I am still hungry! I look like I take steroids and feel fat and round. Will I ever get my slim stomach back again? For the past 4 years, I have had a skin condition with blistering that the Dermatologist thought it was dermatitis. Now I have been told that it is Dermatitis Herpetiformis. It is the absolutely worse stinging than I have ever had without being bitten. It is a maddening itch, scabbbing, itching, scabbing....on and on. Mainly, I want to get rid of the bloated belly. Please, if anyone has any advice, share it with me. I am absolutely not overeating. I am spacing very small meals throughout the day, and still the bloating continues. I have had a Gynecological checkup and all is well. Thank you for all of your help! Jan Hall