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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. My doctor seems pretty sure that I have an intolerance to gluten. I am awaiting my test. But I am freaking out. I don't have the symptoms that I have read about here, but I having the beginning of osteoporosis because I seem not to be assimilating Vitamin D. I am a 59 year old female, I'm 5'3" and weigh 113 pounds. I am a "foodie" though I hate to even label myself that way. I'm basically a vegetarian and have been very many years. I eat fairly well (organic and cook from scratch) but I am a pastry addict. I don't eat a lot (or I would weigh more) but I lived in Europe, and I need to start my day with a cup of coffee and a cheese danish or an almond brioche from a french bakery in L.A. or a croissant with a cappuccino. The only time I ate really well, was when I was pregnant - I never drank any coffee. But the thought of giving up gluten would make me so miserable - I's probably turn into a blimp because nothing will satisfy my craving for starch. Has anybody else felt this depressed? I have great will power, but this seems beyond anything I can do. I have no stomach aches or pains. Maybe I'll get lucky and the test will be negative, but I know it probably won't. Will I at least be able to have an occasional treat, or is it all or nothing?