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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. Seven months ago, I broke out in hives that turned to blisters. My dermatologist ordered a panel of blood test but came back negative for celiac. Then, after six months of watching this spread over my body and scalp, he biopsied a blister that came back consistent with DH. I ran to the internet and discovered the celiac link. I called my gastroenterologist and scheduled the test. ( He was the same one that diagnosed me with IBS 25 years ago. ) He said it was a waste of time but ran the test which came back positive. Two weeks gluten-free and all the GI symptoms were gone. Unfortuately, I was now on Dapsone. My folates are still out of range and I am anemic because of the Dapsone. Over the years there have been so many unexplainable medical events in my life. One of them was two years ago, when I started having retinal bleeding. I lost the sight in one eye. Since being gluten-free, that eye has stablized and the "good" eye has cleared. Good medical support is the most challenging thing about this disease. Finally, we traveled 500 miles to the University of Chicago celiac center where the right tests for absorption were done. Getting diagnosed early would have been a blessing. Now, my daughter can benefit from this knowledge.