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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. Thanks for the link, they look yummy. I think I might have to plan a drive to Eumundi in the very near future!
  2. Hello All, I'm 26 living on the Gold Coast, but also spent 14 years living in Christchurch. I was just diagnosed this week, so my heads still spinning a bit! But I thought I'd drop by and say hi Reading through this forum has already been helpful, super excited that not all cadbury chocolate is off limits!!!
  3. Hi All, I'll have to try that Choices bread. I was just diagnosed this week, and tried my first gluten free bread a few hours ago and it wasn't very appetising! The pasta on the other hand, was pretty tasty, I guess you've got to take the good with the bad I live on the Gold Coast, but go to Brisbane regularly does anyone know any tips for local places that sell tasty gluten free food? I've heard Sol breads are good, but have yet to try them?? Thanks
  4. Thanks for that. I'll guess I'll just have to wait and see, finally got my referral for an endoscopy this week. So at least I'll know the outcome of that before seeing the rhumatologist. This may be a stupid question, (I haven't done much research on what positive ANA, ENA etc actually means and if they can change!) but have those blood work results improved, or stayed the same since going gluten free? Just wondering whether I should have more blood tests done after going gluten free, but before seeing the rhumatologist?
  5. Hi, I'm 26 and completely healthy, or so I thought! I had a routine blood test last August that showed abnormal liver function. Numrous additional blood tests, an ultrasound & cat scan showing nothing. And all the while I present as asymptomatic. In November I saw a specialist who did further blood tests, including one for Celiac. My Tissue Transflutaminase Iga Abs was >100 U/ml , I'm now waiting to have an endoscopy through the public system. I've since also had further blood tests with my GP that showed positive ANA, ENA, Anti-Ro 52 Antibody & ds DNA, which apparently is an indicator for lupus? (I've been referred to a rheumatologist for this, although appointment is not until April). To date, I'm still asymptomatic, although I have been more aware of a few random stomach cramps, but they're generally more annoying than really painful, and I also wonder whether this is just me being a bit of a hypocondriac now that I know something is potentially wrong with me? In terms of other symptoms, I do experience joint pain, primarily in my fingers and hands, and sometimes in my elbows. The joint pain has flared up on and off over the past five years, but I've always dismissed it as something more RSI related due to retail work, and now work that requires me to spend alot of time at a computer. Has anyone had any similar experiences, or been diagnosed whilst asymptomatic? I'm trying to prepare myself for the possibility of going gluten free but it's hard to convice myself when it doesn't seem to have an adverse effect on me, at least overtley anyway.