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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. Thank you again, when I get the chance I will post my test results, I do not have them with me at the moment. I will give the diet another go and see how things work out. You guys have been very helpful this past week, I appreciate it.
  2. Well, I got my blood test results back today and I was basically devastated. I do not have celiac disease. My blood test results were very normal. I was told I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which to me is so much worse. I was given a bunch of info on it and how to go about dealing with it from exercising, to managing stress, to eliminating food groups and foods, all of which I have already done before and nothing has worked. So I am basically back at square one. I was given a prescription, but I have to lower my dosage down to one a day and the doctor will only let me be on it for 6 months, he wants me to eventually be weened off of it and if I still need it after 6 months I have to go back. I really don't know what to make of this or even where to go from here. I am quite upset at this turn of events, as I was fairly certain I had celiac disease. I just don't know what to do now.
  3. Thank you as well, I will definitely try the diet after testing is done. In the mean time, I have been trying to treat the symptoms with Digestive Advantage for Irritable Bowl Syndrome (which is originally what I thought I had) and Peppermint Oil pills. The Dr. also put me on a medication to control the diarrhea and I have been on these things since last friday and they already stopped being effective, so the diet is the last thing I can think of no matter what the results. I will make sure to start checking Wegman's out for the gluten free products. I have found some recipes on here in some of the other threads that I want to try.
  4. Thank you, it means a lot, I'm glad someone responded, its kinda lonely being the only one I know with it, I only told 2 people about what I might have but they can only empathize so much. I decided to get tested b/c I am still on my parents insurance for a few more months before I get kicked off b/c I will be too old so I figured I might as well do all of this now while I can. It feels weird saying it, but I hope you have a positive diagnosis too and I hope you find relief from going gluten free. I have not decided to do that yet incase I need a biopsy, but it kills me every time I eat gluten or wheat or barley or whatever, I know its probably toxic to me. I will post my results here as soon as I get them.
  5. Hello everyone, I am 24 years old male and I went to the doctor last wednesday and they took blood samples after I told them all the symptoms I was having that had been going for about 6 years now and the doctor thought it might be celiac disease. Now I have to wait (very impatiently) until this friday where I will get the results back. I honestly hope I do have celiac disease, just so I can have some closure and move on with things. I hate not knowing what is wrong, and I definitely need to have something done to fix myself before I graduate from college (going to be a nurse). I really don't want my symptoms full blown while trying to work with patients. Its great to have a forum like this, reading some of the things everyone has written has made me feel a little better about things.