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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. When I was on vacation this past summer (my first vacation as a celiac). I ate at a Wendy's several times (explained I was allergic to wheat to simplify things) and didn't get sick once.
  2. Hello, It's my first time using the email support group. I was recently diagnosed 4 months ago and have been diligent with my gluten-free diet. Yesterday, I was at a soccer tournament all day. I brought food along to sustain me the whole day, but when a group of people suggested a little Italian restaurant for lunch-I caved in. I thought I was eating gluten-free by ordering a salad with chicken strips (no breading). I am suffering terribly for the first time in months, I guess the chicken may have been fried on the same grill as their bread or buns???? Well I learned a very valuable lesson----------I eat my cooking or a restaurant that I have already deemed gluten-free by my many questions. My question is---------on average how long does it take to get a severe reaction (cramping, gas, diarrhea)? This is my first time being sick, I don't think it is a viral infection. How is one sure? Thanks!