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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. So Overwhelmed! Where Do I Start?

    Wow! Thanks everyone. I'm feeling more motivated now and I'm going straight to (Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned) to buy some books. It's a relief to learn that I'm not the only one who has had horrible experiences with Doctors. It's devastating to keep hearing that they can't find anything wrong with me...but still knowing deep down that something is wrong and I'm way to young to be living like this (mid 20's). It's caused me to slip into a slight depression and It's finally catching up with me. I haven't taken a gluten-free diet very seriously until now. I think due to the negative experiences with Doctor's lack of a diagnosis, I was kinda skeptical that I found the answer on my own... but now after doing just a little bit of research I'm convinced that going gluten-free is my answer! Now I just have to stay positive and educate myself! But everyday has been a battle. I was craving greasy breaded food the other day and my sweet Husband went out and bought a little frier and made me chicken fingers using gluten-free all purpose flour and crushed up gluten-free corn flakes... but I learned the hard way that there was gluten in my BBQ sauce that I dipped my wonderful chicken fingers in! UGH! It's gonna be a roller coaster ride isn't it!
  2. Hi! I'm new to this forum and very new to being Gluten-free! I haven't been diagnosed yet with celiac or a gluten allergy, but I've been dealing with major symptoms and negative doctor's tests for years. I've been tested for lupus, lymes, cushings, B12 deficiency, etc... I found out that a friend of mine with similar problems/symptoms and negative test results said a gluten-free diet has helped her a ton... so here I am! It's been about 1 month trying to live gluten-free and I can already tell a difference in my symptoms. Actually, I'm still learning what does and doesn't have gluten in it, and I can tell when I have gluten... the symptoms I didn't even know were related to my diet always come back. So I guess you can say I've been self-diagnosed. However, I'm getting very overwhelemed and comfused. I don't know where to start or how to educate myself (other than finding this forum by googling "is there gluten in ____(fill in the blank)" I guess what I'm asking is where should I start... I don't have time to google everything I need to know, and plus there's so much confusing information on the internet these days. Can anyone recommend a book or something that helped you get on track? I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!!!
  3. What type/brand of magnesium suppliment do you take? Can you get it at a normal pharmacy?
  4. I'm very new to a gluten-free diet and I've discovered I had a reaction to Mugs diet root beer. Very upseting since I love it so much. I didn't realize it at first, but I had major fogginess and then an intense headache. Can anyone explain the ingredient that I should look out for in other sodas? I've read the Mugs diet RB ingredients and I can't figure it out. Thanks!!