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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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  1. Does anyone have a list of gluten-free make-up products handy? I was diagnosed with celiac 8 months ago and have been very careful with my diet but have not paid much attention to make -up and other products and am wondering if that's why I'm still not better. Sigh. Anyway, if anyone has any input, I'd appreciate it. Thanks! Christina
  2. I feel your pain. I was diagnosed about 6 weeks ago and after endless expensive tests, my doctor sent me off to a nutritionist who gave me a handout called "50 Things You Can Eat." On that list - Velveeta, Fritos, Snickers. ICK. So not helpful. When I emailed my doctor's PA to tell her that the visit to the nutritionist hadn't been helpful she told me to educate myself. So frustrating!!! I am really overwhelmed. So I guess our experiences aren't that unusual, which is comforting in a way, but also frustrating that we all have to go through this. Anyway, good luck!
  3. I was recently diagnosed with celiac and could really use a support group. After diagnosing me, my doctor basically cut me loose and told me to educate myself about the disease. I'm a little lost. Does anyone know of a Chapel Hill, NC support group (or one in Raleigh or Durham?) Thanks! Christina
  4. I wish I'd heard of Enterolab - maybe I wouldn't have had to go through all the testing I did. My bloodwork was negative too but then they found evidence of celiac during my endoscopy. Good luck!
  5. I don't have any answers for you since I'm in the same boat! I've been gluten free for a month now and still don't feel better. I also have had trouble losing weight and am hoping that once the gluten is out of my system that it will be easier. Fingers crossed for both of us!
  6. Hi. I was just diagnosed with celiac (endoscopy) and have been gluten free for almost a month now. I still don't feel any better. How long should it take to start seeing an improvement? Also, my migraines have gotten really out of control in the last couple of weeks. My chiropractor thinks that my body is detoxing and kind of freaking out. What are everyone else's opinions? I'm so glad I found this website. Thanks! Christina