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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. I got my test results: Immunoglobulin a : 92 (normal range= 82 to 453) Transglutaminase IgA: < 20 (normal range= <20 units) I understand that there are alot of false negatives. I feel like the gluten free diet has been helping me over the past few days. When I am on it, I dont get diarrhea. Yesterday, when I accidentaly ate gluten (soy sauce)I could immediately tell. It felt like I had drank bleach, and had diarrhea. I am going to continue gluten free until my GI appointment on September 15th. Is it possible to have gluten intolerance and not celiac? If so, does the intolerance still cause intestinal villa damage or just stomach upset? Thanks, LNo
  2. aside from a CBC to look for low rbc, hemoglobin and hematocrit or a stool sample to check for blood what are the other tests fo crohns? I haven't had any obvious signs of bloody stools ( other than black stools thanks to my friend pepto bismal). And I def don't have an issue with weight loss... What other symptoms of crohns should I look for?
  3. I forgot that I've had barium swallows that show I have bad gerd. When I layed down, the pill came back up. So they told me to take over the counter pepcid (which isn't cheap!) i have an appointment with GI next month, and if he suggests doing a biopsy I'm all for it. At this point, I'd do anything to feel better and enjoy life.
  4. I just started reading about celiac yesterday because Im at my wits end. Im tired of getting diarrhea after most meals, Im tired of having to worry about where there are public restrooms. And mostly, im just really tired! About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with IBS after an incident of dizziness, blood in stools (i was told it was hemorrhoids), and diarrhea. I went on to have a colonoscopy, which showed juvenile polyps. ( I have had 2 subsequent colonoscopies that were normal). Ive been able to tolerate the IBS over the years, sometimes getting diarrhea for no reason...or being able to eat the same thing on numerous occasions and then have it give me diarrhea. About 2 years ago I started having really bad sinus infections (about 5 in a year), and at one point they prescribed me augmentin which gave me colitis.) In June of this year, I went to the Dominican Republic and came back with really bad diarrhea (like...really bad!). I was put on 2 rounds of antibiotics ,and while the consistancy of the diarrhea has changed, the frequency is still ridiculous. It is interfering with my work, social life and everything else. I get diarrhea multiple times daily, even after eating plain/bland foods. If it were IBS, would plain pasta cause diarrhea? Yesterday I had to leave work early after having severe cramps, sweating, nausea and diarrhea multiple times. Im afraid Im going to lose my job! I started looking online and celiac seems to match alot of my symptoms. Also, I have underlying medical conditions...which REALLY suck. My Medical History: Asthma since 8 months old (for several years wheat, yeast and chocolate would exacerbate asthma) Third degree burns (Not related to anything except depression) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (havent had normal periods for almost 15 years) Gene positive for Huntington's Disease (ya..my futures real bright...) Depression Sleep disturbances Night Sweats Chronic Diarrhea Bloating Gas Stomach Cramps Chronic sinus infections requiring surgical intervention Tonsil stones requiring tonsillectomy Chronic costochondritis low back pain chronic fatigue headaches weird rashes on both forearms that dermatology couldnt diagnose (def not dermatitis herpatiformis) and the list goes on.... I also have fam history of: Colon Cancer Breast Cancer Huntingtons Disease Kidney Failure Multiple Sclerosis Dementia Diverticulitis i had the blood testing done today for the celiac panel. I hope that this is what I have, because I am so tired of no answers. I already have enough medical conditions, I dont really need another. but at least with celiac there is a treatment! Do my symptoms sound like celiac to you? Im just tired of being depressed. And Im ONLY 27!