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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. Personal Story

    Hello, everyone! This is the first time I've ever posted anything. The following is an exerpt from my final research paper for an English class. Let me know what you think. Around the beginning of the summer, I started having intense stomach cramps after almost every meal. I have always had lots of food intolerances (bananas, papaya, poppy seeds, eggs, pineapple, spinach, broccoli, you name it), but I was not eating any of those, and I did not know what was making me so sick. Food that I loved and had a ton of previously was suddenly making me curl up in a ball trying to vomit so I would feel better. I finally found out that I had celiac disease. The trauma that caused it to surface was a miscarriage that drained me both physically and emotionally. I was even more depressed finding out that my fertility rate was being affected by a disease with no cure. I fell off the diet once because I somehow convinced myself that I did not really have the disease, and I impulsively shoved three pieces of bread into my mouth. Though they tasted awesome, it did not make up for the intense pain and sickness I felt later. I finally realized that a gluten-free lifestyle was not such a bad thing. The online forums and Hasselbeck
  2. General Questions

    Sorry, I should have specified that I need 1 person's answers to all the questions. It's supposed to be kind of like an interview format. I tried to interview local doctors and have had no luck, plus I tried to get ahold of Elisabeth Hasselbeck via her gluten-free website, and I just got a generic response saying that her schedule didn't allow her time to answer. Any help would be appreciated.
  3. General Questions

    I'm a student in CO, and I'm writing my research paper on celiac disease. Right before the semester started, I started getting sick after almost every meal. I still haven't been diagnosed (I want to wait until August between classes), but with all my research, I'm about 95% sure that I have celiac disease. I was just wondering if someone could answer a few really basic questions that I could use in my paper. 1. How long did it take for you to realize you had the disease? How were you diagnosed? 2. Has living with the disease affected your family much? 3. Is it difficult to cope when you accidentally ingest gluten? Are the symptoms worse after being off gluten for a long while? 4. Are you able to enjoy many of the same restaurants, just different menu choices? 5. Is there anything positive that has resulted from having the disease? I would appreciate any help I can get.