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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. thanks for everyone's help and clarification!
  2. Thanks for the quick response! So let me see if I understand: Because I have half the pair of two potential celiac genes (and the 505 that also indicates RA), this makes me gluten sensitive? Is this correct? It is encouraging to hear about the research link to gluten and autoimmune. It makes sense to me, but my RA doctor is having issues "embracing" the idea. That's why I experiment to provide proof via my labs. He gave me 2 months more to get back off gluten/dairy and retest again, before he puts me on plaquanil. I caught it early with early testing (my sisters and mom have RA, too), so I'm doing my best to stay off the RA meds! You wouldn't happen to have links to any of this research, or could point me to journals that might have this recent research? Thanks again! Veronica
  3. I, too, need help interpreting results. Most of the literature I've found online is too technical for me to understand. I understand that it is possible to be negative, but still gluten sensitive if one or part of the genes are present. I don't know if this is my case. I tested positive for RA and it seems to better lab-wise when I'm off gluten (I've experimented DQ2 (DQA1 0501/0505, DQB1 02XX) Negative DQ8 (DQA1 03XX, DQB1 0302) Negative Do both A1 and B1 have to be present to be gluten-sensitive? Thanks, Veronica