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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. Hi All, Are Kroger grits safe for a celiac to eat? Signed, Kiss my Grits
  2. Waterloo/cedar Rapids, Ia.

    Hi Monica, My name is Angie. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease about a month ago. Could you please put me in touch with a Celiac Support Grp. in the area? I live in Roscoe, IL. Thanks!
  3. Get this?!!!!! I am so glad that I asked my GI dr.'s nurse to send me the results via mail. I DON'T have DQ2/DQ6 at all.---I have DQ2/DQ8. Well, at least now I do know with more certainty. But,... I've lost some faith in the doctors in my area. Oh, well...at least now I know. I have an answer & I can move forward. I'm doing great with the gluten-free/CF diet & I feel really great!!!
  4. Thanks. Yes, I'm 43 now, & the surgeries were from age 33 to 39. But, since I've been gluten & casein free since 3/2010, I've been feeling great most of the time. This site is what helped me to figure it all out. When I made it to my appt. with the Internest, he really did seem to take the time to listen. Except,...for when he ordered the blood tests/Celiac Panel to be done right then & there.--Even though I informed him that I had been gluten-free/CF for over 3 1/2 mos. already. The results came back only slightly elevated, so he called them "negative". Then, he had me have a Breath Lactose Test. Even though, during the 4 1/2 hr. test I kept running to the restroom with the big D, it also came back negative. So,...then he ordered Ova & Parasites testing on stool samples.--Also, negative. He referred me to a GI dr. who knows me well from the past abdominal stuff. He also listened & when I told him that I did not think that I could work full time & perform the Gluten challenge right now---'cause I know how it would end up (also, told him about my mother's recent diagnosis of M.S., and my teenage daughter w/Epilepsy), he said that we should just go for the genetic testing & if I decided to have the Biopsy fine; however, he pretty much said to just see how the genetic markers turned out. When the RN called me with the gene results, she told me that they were negative & to go back to eating gluten & dairy. I was incredulous, and did more research. Then, I called her back & told her to ask the dr. again because every 'Celiac' site I looked on says that I have the genetic markers for it. She got back on the phone & said, "Oh, the doctor says that you're right." Okay............
  5. Hi there, I'm new to all of this. I have undergone some testing, have had 5 abdominal surgeries, and today I found out I am DQ2/DQ6. I have every possible digestive,as well as, some neurological symptoms of Celiac. My mother was diagnosed with late onset M.S. 3 yrs ago. Am I a Celiac?
  6. Doctor Visit - GW Hospital

    Hey there! I'm so sorry to hear what happened at your Gastro. appt. I actually have my Gastro. appt. this upcoming Tues. & am worried about running into the same thing. If I do run into an unknowledgable dr., I'm considering checking out the Celiac Clinic at UIC (Chicago). I'm not sure, but I think that I read on this site that they're having a screening open to the Public this October. This is actually my 1st posting. I'm new to all of this.--Came to the stark & disappointing realization that my symptoms may actually be either a gluten sensitivity or full-on Celiac around June 2010. Whatever the case may be, I've been feeling so much better & the 'brain fog' is a lot better since I've been Gluten-Free/Casein-Free since mid-March. I've also had really weird, bad rashes, & 2 GERD operations--fundoplications & hiatal hernia repair a few years ago. Hang in there, keep researching, and try to be really careful to stay away from gluten. Try to keep your spirits up & keep in mind that you are not alone.