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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. I think I am going to make an appointment to find out for sure. The doc was in a big rush to get me out of there last week so maybe if I ask specifically what they were, they might take a minute to explain. I dont know why docs in Canada are so hesitant to discuss any results. It's almost like it's a big secret or something.
  2. it was a "Celiac Panel". That was all it was listed as. I am in Canada...are they different here?
  3. I took a Biocard Celiac test a couple weeks ago and it was positive. Went to my doctor and told him the results so he sent me for blood work and it came back "normal". So I called Biocard and they sent me another test to try and sure enough... same positive result. What gives? My doctor only told me my results were normal & never gave me any levels or anything. Any chance I could be slightly positive? From everything I have heard, if you have a positive Biocard test - you are pretty much going to be Celiac. But now I'm not too sure. I'm confused
  4. Thanks for the answers... I just thought I'd ask because you never know lol.
  5. Oh, I do now. That hospital thing was about 8-10 years ago. Stevia, honey, Agave & sucanat are my staples if I ever need anything sweet.
  6. As long as I can remember I had a bad reaction to artificial sweeteners. When Splenda came out (Sucralose) they advertised it to be just like sugar - just without the calories. Well I went and gave it a try and ended up in the hospital with SEVERE vomitting etc. If it wasn't coming out one end - it was coming out the other! lol TMI, sorry I dont think I've ever been that sick after eating something in my life! Now whenever I have anything with a tiny bit in it I am instantly sick. Is there a link between artificial sweetener intolerance and Celiac?
  7. Hi there. I was first on here about 2 years ago for my daughter but now I'm on here because of myself. I've always thought I had Celiac. From a very early age I've had symptoms and now I'm 32 and I can't keep living like this, so it's time to find out once & for all. I've had asthma since I was about 8 years old. Lactose intolerance since I can remember. Since I was about 15 I've had stomach pain constantly. I was told it was reflux, then IBS, then ulcers - put on several meds & nothing ever really helped. I can't even eat any more without being in pain immediately after. The gas is horrific & embarrassing. My gut bloats like a bat outta hell & here come the rumblies!! Just recently I started losing weight. Not that I'm complaining lol... but I'm down about 8 lbs now without even trying in the last month. I went to my doctor about 2 months ago complaining about the following symptoms: - Sick feeling all the time - Nausious at night, sometimes vomitting - stomach pain after eating - weakness to the point where I couldn't even move a chair... coming from an ex fitness competitor this was a huge thing for me! - irritable - irregular/heavy cycles He sent me for some blood work & it came back I was bottom of the barrel with Vitamin D and low, but not Iron deficient so I was told to take some supplements & if it didn't work, he would talk to me about anti-depressants. I'm not depressed!!! It's been 2 months and I still feel like garbage even after the supplements so I ordered a GlutenPro test which should come here soon. Anyhow, sorry for the long-winded message. Just thought I would say hi and relay my symptoms to see if you think I might be on the right track. Hello everyone!!
  8. She has a milk/soy protein and Corn allergy She tested negative for Celiac but I was trying her gluten-free just to test it out.
  9. Does your daycare provider understand the nutritional needs of your child? Mine doesn't!! For some reason she just can't seem to get it through her head. Today she gave her hotdogs & said "well they are all beef, so whats the problem?". Now my daughter is going through a diaper every 30 mins. I am so upset...
  10. Wow, this could have been my post!! Everything you describe is happening to my 16 month old. I know what you mean about the 30 day wait for bloodwork through a naturopath. Anyhow, sorry I'm not much help... just thought I'd mention I'm in the same boat so you're not alone! Good luck & I hope you find some answers. My daughter's celiac test came back negative but that isn't going to stop me from trying gluten free.
  11. Wow, this is interesting! My 16 month old just tested negative & I could have sworn up & down Celiac is what she has. Maybe I'll try a gluten-free diet anyway and see what happens. I guess it can't hurt!
  12. UPDATE: The results of the Celiac panel were negative. As were the IgE's for milk, soy, corn and eggs. She tested positive in an IgG for corn & eggs about a month before (?) & hasn't been on milk or soy products in a long time and no corn & eggs for a month..... so maybe thats why they were neg? Who knows... Anyhow, I am out of options... and twice as frustrated.
  13. Asthma Medications

    Wow, that's interesting! I use both Advair & Symbicort.
  14. Success! I went to the appointment this morning and she ordered tests for Celiac, glucose, CBC, iron and also a RAST for milk, soy, corn and eggs. I will have to wait a few days to get the results but atleast I got her the Celiac test!! It sure was hard hearing her scream when they were taking blood though!