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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. 15-20 mins my stomach starts to bloat and hurt. This lasts for hours and then the humdinger bathroom visits are usually 6-8 hrs later.
  2. Yes, when I get glutened. I just posted about this very topic two weeks ago!
  3. My natural medicine doctor was not big on colon cleansing either. He had me do detox by supplements, rebounding :-), and sweat.
  4. Many of us have thyroid disease as well. I have not noticed any change in my disease since being gluten free. That would be wonderful if you experience that benefit. I think it depends on the amount of disease you have, whether you will experience benefit from being gluten-free.
  5. hee hee that was funny Jestgar. Thank you for all the great info everybody. I appreciate it.
  6. I've been dealing with that for two years. Every time I go, I end up with another Rx for 50,000 IUs a week. Usually for 3 months then a recheck. A doctor told me to just start taking 4,000 IUs daily. I do, and haven't had a problem since.
  7. I think at this point, I just give up. I have been eating gluten-free, and will just continue to eat gluten-free. It doesn't matter that he thinks it's not really necessary. I know my body. And I knew he would not hold any accountability to the Enterolab report. Sigh... it's like no one believes me. I will be dumbfounded if my labs show anything on them. Thanks everyone.
  8. I have been gluten-free for six months. I did enterolab testing and that came back with very high antibodies (Transglutaminase IgA: 98 AND Anti-gliadin IgA: 57)10 and under is considered normal. I cut gluten out and had a literally miraculous recovery. I finally established myself with a new doctor and told him my story, and of course he said the stool testing meant "diddly squat" and he would do a blood test. Did I mention I'm on a Rx for B12, mag and D?????? My understanding is the blood will come back with normal antibodies since I have been gluten-free for so long. He said if that's the case, I don't have Celiac. He said the gluten-free diet was an unpleasant lifestyle and why put myself through it if it isn't necessary? I know I have a severe intolerance, not sure about the actual Celiac since I have not had a biopsy. I am sick in 10 minutes if I eat gluten, I am NEVER EVER eating gluten again. I guess it's just frustrating and I wanted some opninons. He said if the antibodies came back elevated, I really should do the biopsy, that even after six months the villi would still show damage.
  9. Can I ask if the test was painful or uncomfortable? Did they put you to sleep? I'm sorry to intrude, but my doctor wants me to have the biopsy and I am afraid.
  10. yes- left hand and left foot!
  11. I agree. I think many of us go through this. I did it myself a couple of months ago. I ate two sunchips, just to "see" what would happen. I WILL NEVER do that again. My reaction was so severe, I was sick and in agony all night long. If you decide to do it, just know that you could have that type of reaction.
  12. Yes, only after I have eaten dairy or gluten. Then it seems to cycle out and become normal again.
  13. I also say food allergies. If they ask for specifics, I tell them. Most people just say "oh" and that's the end of it.
  14. Success! Sweet sorghum flour- I really like it. Anybody else ever try baking with it? I have tried every kind of bean, potato, tapioca, etc. Finally, something I like!