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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. Curious to see if anyone from the Green Bay and Fox Valley Celiac Sprue Association is here.
  2. Fmla For Celiac's Disease

    I'm new to this group, so I'd like to introduce myself. I'm a thirty something college graduate who was just diagnosed last year with celiac's disease. I've had symptoms all my life, but no doctor could come up with a diagnosis. I would have all the so called classic symptoms, constipation and diahhrea (with all the joy they bring), extreme edema, anxiety, depression to name a few. At one point a doctor told me that because I was extremely constipated, I needed to "eat more fiber... like whole wheat bread". I went back a few days later, (after sitting on the toilet all night after he suggestion), and complained that the fiber worked a little TOO well. She said "well then, try eating pasta, it should easier to digest". Wrong again doc... This went on for years with different doctors. I got pretty much the same response, or worse, they gave up on me or told me that I was putting on an act. Anyway, I got diagnosed and am happier. I had to leave work several times and didn't come in at all because of my symptoms. I've tried to get FMLA through the doctor who diagnosed me but he refuses, saying that it doesn't pay since the Feds don't consider it a chronic disease. How can it not be chronic if I can flare up if even the teeniest gluten crumb comes across my lips?! Do I have any other legal recourse? I'd like to stay with my doctor because he does seem to be more knowledgable about celiac's disease than other G.I.'s im my area, but if I have to, I'll switch to another one. I've almost beend fired in the past because of the "point" system. Each time I got sent home it was either a "half a point" for staying at least part of the shift, or a "whole point" for not coming in at all. We are allowed 8 points and then it's automatic dismissal. At one point, I was a little over, because they sent me home (a co-worker thought I was in too much pain and called my boss over. The boss sent me home even though I could have worked through the pain). They eventually let me come back, since I had a good work record, besides the problems with attendance. This being said, I still have occassional flares, from an unknown source of gluten, which I believe is at work somewhere.... and am afraid I loss my job if I have any more problems. Please help me!
  3. Anyone Unemployed Or Divorced Because Of Celiac?

    Sorry about your loss of a friend and loved one. In a sense, you're still in mourning. 2.5 years is a long time to be together. Take heart, you're on to bigger and better things my friend. I think she just couldn't handle that she would have to change some of her habits too, if she was going to marry you. That shows her insecurities and has nothing to do with you per se and it sheds light her major character flaw. Personally, I believe you can use this situation to your advantage. In the future after you get to know a possible future date/relationship, tell them about your condition. You'll probably get one of four answers A) the "that's interesting ... now let's order a pizza with extra thick crust" response, and you'll know to stay away because that person is just plain evil! You may even want to grab two gluten free bread sticks, form a cross and slowly back away. B)the "all in your head... you're just plain crazy" response. Please from smacking them upside the head and make a witty comment like "no, it's not in my head, it's all in my gut, baby" or whereever your symptoms flare up and walk away. C) the "I can't deal with it" response, which you've probably just experienced and D) the "I completely understand, because I have (or have family members) celiacs disease." And with that response, it might just love and gluten free gravy from here on out. Seriously though, I do feel for you, and hope you find peace with yourself and eventually with the woman who stabbed you in the back. Remember, we understand at least physically what you're going through and we all want the best for you in the future. Keep holding on and God Bless.