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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. Coworkers Are Not So Understanding

    My experience has been completely different at my office. I work at an urgent care, and while I was going through this process, I had a lot of support from my peers. I dont own a microwave. I am one of those weirdos that is conviced that nothing good comes from something that can heat in 30 seconds. I also hate lingering smells because for some reason I am advanced in the olfactics region. However I'm a realist. People don't have a lot of money these days. Maybe the only way they're going to get lunch is to heat up what they had the night before. Yes it's annoying, but you should be happy that they're being economical and not shoving the dreaded fast food in their mouths!
  2. I'd only been sick for a few months. But have always had IBS like symptoms. However all of a sudden things went from bad to worse. So when I finally got a firm diagnosis and changed my diet, I'd say I was feeling "better" in 48 hours.
  3. Hello From Maine!

    Hello!! I've been gluten-free for a few months now. I'm just getting to the point where I'm getting kind of sick of telling everyone exactly what celiac disease is, so I thought I'd join a forum where I don't have to explain myself to everyone! I had given up meat just a few months before the diagnosis. I have always been an on again off again vegetairan, but this time I've stuck with it. Not only for moral reasons, but because I had honestly thought it was making me sick. I felt better about the choice I had made, but physically, I was still sick. So I threw in the towel and called my Dr. He got me in for a SDV and lectured me on how harsh digestive problems can be for the body. He did some blood work and wanted me to call the gastro dr. So I got home and called. Later that week I went to see the GI. He had my lab results, that I would've gotten sooner, had my husband given me the message that my Dr called. So here I am now. I have to tell you that I feel great. As someone who has been struggling with acne since the age of 13 (i'm now 23), its amazing to see how fast my skin cleared up. I've been told that the gluten was probably always a toxin to my body, it just didn't know how else to tell me (I like that fairy tale version, don't ruin it!). People who have known me for a while stop me and ask me whats different. It's both embarassing and great to say "well my skin has cleared up to the point where I can wear make up". In fact, I just had a follow up with the dermatologist. We were going to discuss starting me on accutane, but guess what! I don't have to start it anymore! I miss nothing, really. If anything, I miss meat more than I do gluten. So anyway, I look forward to having intelligent, helpful conversations with people on this forum. Scratch that, I miss sour cream. I can't find any that don't make me sick!