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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 so much for an answer!! My doctor did not tell me ANYTHING... he handed me a print out from the internet on foods with gluten in it and how gluten is hidden in labels and pretty much said "good luck".... He never said anything about being careful about anything else while waiting for the villi to grow back... any other tips? I did start taking a multivitamin... after I researched to make sure it was a gluten free one!
  2. I was diagnosed with: Fischer's Disease (Some kind of bowel disorder at age 1) Thyroid Disease (although normal) Dwarfism (although again normal - I was 3'5'' and 48 pounds at age 16) Endometriosis - with hysterectomy Gallbladder H. Pylori Sjogren's Syndrome Depression (even though I told then I was fatigued NOT depressed) and FINALLY Celiac.... Not that I like the diagnosis.... I just hope I start to feel better....
  3. Why keep away from dairy?? I am a little confused by this?? Pretty much all I have been eating is vegetables, Gluten Free Chex, and Cheese.... LOL So I am doing BAD as far as avoiding dairy!!
  4. Boy what a HARD diet!!! I first had a celiac panel drawn in which the Tissue Transglutinamase came back elevated at 38, but the IgA was negative. So I was referred to a GI specialist. He did an Upper GI scope and took biopsies from my small intestine, which came back NEGATIVE.... so he was a little puzzled with the conflicting results. 1 positive celiac blood test, 1 negative and now the negative biopsy. So he wanted me to do a PillCam Endoscopy where I swallow a camera and wear a computer for 8 hours, which my insurance wouldn't pay for... I ended up doing the PillCam Endoscopy and it showed the the villi of my small intestine was gone, the lining of my small intestine was smooth.... so I had celiac. I have been Gluten Free since the next day... but it has been hard... I have lost 3 pounds in a week and a half because I can't find anything to eat.... but I am hoping with all the help I will find on the forum here, I will be able to eat!!!