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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. The times I have ate gluten free I seemed to have less brain fog, bloating, and digestive issues. But I have not tested it longer that a few weeks. I did go on a wheat binge this past weekend and have been a mess ever since. That is enough for me to stay away from Gluten; if it makes me feel better why not.
  2. I love it! I tried it about a month ago, but the carbonation or fizz in it does not work with me!
  3. Yes, I was having symptoms and my sister has Celiac. So my doctor pretty much told me I was lactose intolerant with IBS. I still have symptoms here and there so I thought I would just cut out Gluten period and see what happens.
  4. Hi, I was tested back in April and was told my results were negative. Today I decided to get a print out and here it is: Deamidated Gliadin Abs, Iga: 3 (0-19 Negative) Deamidated Gliadin Abs, Igg: 3 (0-19 Negative) t-Transglutaminase (tTG): <2 (0-3 Negative) t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgG: <2 (0-5 Negative) Endomysial Antibody IgA: Negative Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum: 268 (70-400 Negative) I just want to be sure I am reading this right. Thanks!
  5. Good idea on picking up a lab slip, never thought of that. I will also make sure to state that it does wake me up, I can tell from what I have seen here that a lot of doctors just think its IBS and send you on your way. I plan to be very forward, plus my sister is Celiac which also helps prove my point that I need to be tested.
  6. I called them yesterday to see it I can be moved up but as of now there have been no cancelelations. I took a few immodium ad and it did help last night, I also got a gluten free probiotic. If the symptoms remain there today I plan to call my doctor to get this taken care of. It is starting to affect my work and home life!
  7. Thank you both for the response, I will have to add a probiotic. The past two evenings I have had watery BM every two hours, it really is getting out of control! I have cut down to one slice of bread, and have a little granola but it seems that my problems are intact. I have a journal of all the food and BM movements, let's hope my doctor is a good one (never been to a gastro dr). Thanks again for the support!
  8. I am scheduled to see the doctor on May 10, 2012 to request testing for Celiac along with other food allergies. I have been eating non-Celiac food for the past few weeks so my results are hopefully correct. My question is that I am having terrible symptoms now because of the gluten and possibly other things. I have extreme bloating, bad pain in my abdomen, gas, feel sick, loose BM, leg pains, etc. Can anyone have suggestions on how to cope with symptoms until having tests run?
  9. Thanks everyone, I made sure to eat 4 slices of bread today and will continue to until my appointment. I will check out the Chicago Celiac Center website, just want to be prepared after seeing on here that this can get difficult when it comes to the appointment. Thanks, you all are awesome!
  10. This is my first post! After suffering stomach pains and bloating for several months I have decided to finally see a doctor. I have a list of questions and concerns, does anyone on here have suggestions? I plan on requesting a Celiac test, but should I also ask for other tests? My doctor visit is in early May and I have decided to eat gluten regularly in hopes to help with the testing. I have tried low carb dieting, it made me feel better but gave me constipation. I am never normal, either going too much or not enough. Thanks!!!
  11. Hi, I am new on here. I was wondering what the testing involves to know if you have Celiac disease? I have been dealing with the following symptoms on and off for over a few years now, seems to be getting worse. The symptoms include, gas with horrible bloating, and pretty bad stomach pains, almost feels like a contraction that won't go away. I experience this mainly in the late afternoon to nighttime. I have followed a bread free diet before and from what I recall did not have this kind of pain, but it seems that it does happen a lot more now, and I do drink beer occasionally. I would like to get some ideas from you all about the diagnosis before I go to the doctor over this. Thanks!