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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. Hi - I'm sympathetic to hear that your parents "don't beleive in celiac disease". My own general practitioner "doesn't beleive in celiac disease!". Luckily I have a gastro specialist who does. I've found that the hardest thing about being diagnosed is that people don't take my condition seriously, mostly because I can't come up with an appropirately horrifying answer to the question "well what happens if you eat wheat or dairy?" I feel like when I DON'T answer "I'll die", people get bored and assume it's not that serious. That's a cynical way to look at things, I'm sure - but I sometimes think about it that way. I can't add much to the excellent suggestions others have made about supporting your daughter and helping her deal with her condition, but I do suggest that you tell people (as I do) that she has an allergy. In my experience, when you say allergy, people think about peanut and shellfish allgergies and take you much more seriously. My two cents. the captain
  2. Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm relieved to find out it's not all in my head! the captain.
  3. I have a question, I was diagnosed two weeks ago, at which time I had symptoms that bothered me, but nothing truly ferocious. I was on a completely "normal" diet (meaning just whatever I felt like eating I ate.) Then I went gluten-free, and I feel fine - much better in fact. But when I have a little speck of a forbidden food by accident, I get raging intestinal problems. Weird, eh? They were never this bad before I went gluten-free - and I was eating piles of gluten all the time. So, my question is, has anyone noticed that they became MORE sensitive to gluten after they went gluten free? Or am I just making this up? I'd appreciate other perspectives. the captain.