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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. Collagenous Sprue In Large Intestine

    Must not be that weird of a diagnoses, as it seems to be covered on this website (found through google) http://www.celiac.com/categories/Celiac-Disease-Research:-Associated-Diseases-and-Disorders/Refractory-Celiac-Disease-&-Collagenous-Sprue/
  2. A New Doctor Or Go Gluten Free?

    Hey all, Thanks for all the replies, they are greatly appreciated. With regard to the medical records, things work a bit different here in Canada since our healthcare is covered. I do think the medical secretary was being a bit difficult, so I will see what the doctor says. I was not expecting her to give me the info over the phone; I simply wanted to know if I could pick up a photocopy, so it shouldn't have been much of an issue with regards to confidentiality, but who knows. As to what I need to live a gluten free life? Sometimes I don't think I need a doctors diagnoses, as it seems I would just be spinning my wheels and wasting more time. I am really eager to just start something that I hope will make me feel good for once in my life... but then, I start thinking it would be crazy to make such a huge dietary change without knowing for certain. So yeah, I am really confused, as you can probably tell.
  3. A New Doctor Or Go Gluten Free?

    Hey Mushroom, thanks for the reply. I am going in to see him next Friday, so I will see if I can grab those numbers. Believe it or not, it was like pulling teeth to grab my cholesterol numbers the last time I called in. I was told it was confidential and not available to the patient without a charge...go figure. Might be different if I am in an appointment with him, so I will see. I do recall seeing a 20 for one of the antibodies when I glanced at the sheet, but that's probably not much help Some additional info if it helps: I seem to have alot of allergies on top of the above, that I can't pin point. I get the sniffles, sneezing and runny nose when I eat out, and I also noticed it when I drink V8 vegetable juice and eat grapes. Yeah, I'm a wreck (or a crazy) it seems
  4. Hi all, First time here on the boards. Definitely a real wealth of information to get through here, so apologies if this is covered elsewhere in one form or another or is in the wrong section. I have been dealing with digestive issues for a good 7 years now (I am 32),things such as bloating, diarreah, sore stomach, are fairly common. I used to chalk it up to lactose intolerance, as I can't drink more than a glass of milk without ending up on the toilet for the rest of the day (sorry if that was too graphic ), but I find that even if I avoid dairy I still get sick more often than not. I am at the point where I generally carry Immodium with me when I go out to eat, and am often nervous to eat anywhere but home. I have also been suffering from depression and anxiety for the last ten years, and am often tired. I found alot of this improved when I went on a low carb diet, and was eating mainly vegetables and protein. I finally decided to bring these issues up with a new doctor of mine during a physical, and he sent me for a celiac blood test. The test came back 80% negative with only a 20% chance for celiac. The only number I remember, was that my IgG was 70, everything else was normal. I also showed a vitamin D deficiency and high cholesterol. Based on this, the doc says I don't have celiac, and he pretty much said I have IBS, which he thinks is caused by my anxiety. I have a real hard time buying that though, as something just does not feel right. Just this morning, I ate some ceral (wheat biscuits) and immeadiatly went to the bathroom and felt very tired afterward. My wife and I also just came back from dinner out, and we ate pretty much the same things, and she feels fine, where I feel tired, bloated and grumpy. Obviously something is up. So my question, after that long spiel is this: should I go back to this doctor and insist on seeing a specialist, or should I just try a gluten free diet for a while? I am just really tired of feeling the way I do most of the time, and I get the vibe that my doc doesn't take it all that seriously (I'm actually kind of offended that he insinuated that it was all mental) I live in Canada, and it's kind of hard finding another doc, as there is a bit of a shortage in my area right now, so I am at a loss as to what to do...just want to feel like a healthy young man, know what I mean? Thanks a bunch for any help you can offer.