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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. My story is kind of similar. I suffered from bulimia and terrible IBS, athsma, gastrointestinal disorders, auto immune everything. For two decades, my PCP just kept giving me different medications. It wasn't until my dad drug me to his lupus specialist that within one day, I found out I had fibromyalgia, lupus, and celiac. No wonder I felt compelled to throw up. It was my body's way to rid itself of what I deemed comfort food. When we are sick, what does mommy tell you to do? Tea and toast.... Now that I am gluten free, I have not felt the need to throw up once. Unfortunately, when I have a dietary mistake, I still can throw up involuntarily for days. Two years ago, four days into one such episode, I passed out, hit my head on the kitchen counter and now suffer focal seizures and specialists at UPMC found a boatload of other auto immune disorders. Name an organ...even my blood! IPT anemia! Well, I'm in good hands. But the point is. I believe that eating disorders quite certainly are associated with celiac. Mine was never a question about body image just trying to feel better. Good luck. I know it is hard. Especially in the beginning when we think we can cheat. Regular bread and other goodies no longer look so good when faced with the alternative... God bless. Izzie