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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. Choking On Food

    I actually have had the same exact problem, with symptoms getting worse for about 5 years. I had an esophageal manometry done last week and apparently I have simultaneous contractions of my esophagus (it's supposed to contract sequentially from top to bottom) so basically mine can't get any food down. Are there any other celiacs with this diagnosis?
  2. Before I went gluten-free my favorite cereal was honey bunches of oats, so recently I started putting sliced almonds and spiced pecans in nature's path corn flakes. With a little sugar it tastes AMAZING and as far as I can remember I like it as much as honey bunches of oats!
  3. College Drinking

    Does anyone know if amaretto is gluten-free? It's not on the safe list, but I don't see what's in it that would make it contain gluten ... I don't get reactions so I have no way of doing trial and error or knowing if I ever get glutened. Also, what's a good reference to find gluten-free alcohols ... my doctors are still at Children's Hospital and have no idea about liquors
  4. Dermatitis Herpetiformis After Going Gluten Free?

    Since I'm originally from MA but go to school in New York City, I haven't been able to see my regular doctor. I went my school's Health Services, but couldn't find anyone helpful. The doctor I saw had never heard of DH before so he did a little "research" while I was in his office. He googled it, read an article about it and told me that "since it normally occurs on the elbows, knees, buttocks, etc and since mine is on my neck, i DEFINITELY don't have it". Wow he had no idea what he was talking about. Anyway, he gave me a prescription for a topical steroid cream and I'm not sure if I should use it. Any ideas? (I left a message with my doctor at home and she's on vacation so I can't get in touch with her)
  5. Halloween Candies

    I was once told that the regular bite sized plain hershey's chocolates are gluten-free, but the ones that come in the multi packs with other hershey candies aren't. I've never checked up on it to see if it's true, but you might want to
  6. Dermatitis Herpetiformis After Going Gluten Free?

    I started getting a rash/blister on one side of my neck at the beginning of september and then got another two on the other side only a few weeks ago. The first one is mostly gone but the two newer ones are definitely still there. This is the first time I've noticed anything liek this but I have only been completely gluten free for about two months...so what you said about getting more symptoms after going gluten-free could definitely be true. sarah
  7. I was diagnosed with celiac about a year ago by accident (I have always been symptom free). Even though I had trouble sticking with the diet at first, I finally went totally gluten-free this past summer. Recently, I've had this rash on my neck. At first I thought it was from my necklace but it only seemed to get worse after I stopped wearing it. I checked it out and it looks a lot like the pictures I've seen of dh ... Is it possible that I could get dh now that I'm totally gluten free, after never having symptoms before going gluten-free?? Any thoughts would help ... thanks! Sarah
  8. My question is essentially whether or not you can develop symptoms even after being diagnosed with celiac disease while symptom-free. When I was diagnosed with celiac disease 3 months ago, I had no symptoms. (I used to get symptoms 3 years ago but they went away and I quickly forgot about it) Since I was diagnosed, I've been pretty strict with my diet. I cheat very rarely, and only because I never got symptoms and it's been kind of tough adjusting immediately. But the past couple of days I've been getting these absolutely ridiculous stomach aches. Tonight I went out to dinner and had a burger with no bun, but I didn't ask them to clean off the grill. The same thing happened two days ago. Is it possible that I'm getting a little bit of gluten in my food and I've become more sensitive to it now that I haven't had any in my diet? (or is it probably just that I've gotten some stomach aches and am making too big of a deal out of it...)