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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. Help, Please?

    Thanks! I was hoping I would hear back on some test results tonight, but no such luck. Oh well, day 1 down!
  2. Help, Please?

    Thanks for the responses. I had a full metabolic and Celiac blood panel done yesterday, along with a urinalysis. As I've noticed with some GP's, he was very anxious to give me things to fix the symptoms. Rash cream, dental paste for the canker sores, and Prilosec for my stomach. But, he did recommend that I try a lactose free diet or a gluten free diet for the three weeks before my next appointment to see if it helps me. So... as much as I hate the thought of never having my beer, pasta, or white bread again, I am officially starting my gluten free diet this morning. *sigh* Wish me luck! I'll post the test results here in a few weeks to see what you all think.
  3. Help, Please?

    As of now, I have seen no one. I am finally at the point that I am fed up and am going to my PCP to discuss.
  4. Hi. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I'd appreciate any type of a response as to if you think I should ask my pcp for a celiac test this afternoon. I've had a variety of symptoms, most of which I chalked up to different reasons, but, here is my list, broken up into when I noticed the symptoms. Most of Adulthood: Back Pain (chalked up to being overweight and a family history of early arthritis) Severely Dry Skin Upset Stomach whenever I would eat pizza or pasta with any type of greasy or rich foods. (Figured I was sensitive to the grease.) Last Year (following gallbladder removal): Stomach cramps (chalked up to losing gallbladder) Fatigue Anxiety This Year (following a miscarriage in July): Body Aches. I feel like I've run miles and my muscles are sore, but I have done nothing and stretching doesn't help. Mouth Ulcers which reoccur. I've never had canker sores and started getting them this October. A small rash on my neck appeared last month, which has yet to completely go away. Nausea. Pops up periodically. I thought maybe I was pregnant again, but I'm on birth control and keep having regular periods. Finally going to the dr today at 2 p.m. EST because the canker sores, body / back pain, and nausea / vomiting are getting to be too much. I'm thinking it may be Celiac disease, but goodness, I hope not! I am a carbohydrate junkie and love my beer. Please let me know if this sounds familiar to any of you. I just want to figure out what is wrong and go back to feeling healthy again.