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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. I have to tell you the only time I personally have eaten out was in the Hard Rock Hotel, there is a restraunt called the Pink Taco. The chef was incredible. I explained my fear of cross contamination and he made me the most incredible gluten-free chicken/mexican style dinner Ive ever eaten. The entire wait staff was incredible. (I cannot remember the name of the plate I had but it was the paper thin cut chicken dinner). Hope this helps.. I also ordered room service at the same hotel and explained the same concerns and when the waiter came up he let me know he was having a different plate made for me due to the fact that he wasnt sure a roll didnt touch my plate. He was having my meal re-perpared and once again I had no problem.
  2. Hi all, Im still very new at this but feel the need to write. Ive been gluten-free for about 7mo now and night b4 last I got up and slept walk to eat some bread. Ive always walked in my sleep but never to eat. I was told by my doctor once again that I tested negitive for C.D. and wasnt willing to eat the stuff again to be retested. It hurt too much. Well, after getting up and eating that wonderful gluteness food I have been SICK since. Cant even leave the house due to the stomach pain, constant trips to the bathroom, insomnia. Now, this really makes me mad cause I was just told once again I was crazy. Subconsciously tried it one more time and feel terrible. Does it sound crazy that blood tests could just be wrong? I had taught myself to stop eating all together before testing cause I believed everything made me sick. Now Im crazy cause I started this diet due to the pain I feel when I did eat glutens? Is there a win in this situation? I know Im not crazy... just proved it to myself again but how do I get this doctor to understand?
  3. I too was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about 6mo ago. Ive lost about 40lbs and cannot reach or maintain 100lbs. Im 27yrs old,& eat all the rice pastas. I know most of the weight I lost was due to no more beer...pizza, tortilla (flour), and bread but like I said, beer. I have never been a big girl but now Im very small. I think the scarriest part for me is I look fine to me, until I develope pictures. Thats when I see a problem. I also havnt found a bread product I like and because I only will eat things I like, I dont have bread. Next step is learn to bake it myself. Food has always been secondary to me, something quick as I was running out the door and I was fine, or there was the drive thru. Now I have to think about WHAT I eat, when I eat, how much I eat, then worry about if I like it or not. Just for the record Im about 5'3" and weigh about 90lbs now. (Ive gained 9lbs in 2mo.)