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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. Hi, I'm new to this forum and have been reading for quite a while. Newly diagnosed a couple of months ago and I don't seem to have a typical progression. I'm sure the celiac was triggered last April when I was under a tremendous amount of stress with two deaths in my immediate family 1200 miles away from home. I can pinpoint when the symptoms started, but they weren't really anything that dramatic. Diagnosis came when I went in for a checkup and the dr noticed I was anemic and asked what else was going on. She had it nailed on the first try and referred me to a GI guy. Blood test was negative, but the endoscopy was positive. Anyway, I've been good for a long time, but yesterday I just lost it. I had two social gatherings and just absolutely could not resist cheese and crackers and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I was also kind of curious to find out if I would have a reaction since I have not tested it since going gluten-free. The only negative reaction was hardly mentionable. I'm wondering if there are degrees of celiac disease and if this may indicate that I have maybe a "mild" case and may not have to be as careful as some people who have really bad reactions to any gluten at all. That could be wishful thinking and everything I have read would not indicate that it's true, but are some of us maybe more tolerant of gluten thatn others?