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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. Thank you for all of your great replies! Cleveland Bob - I think the restaurant you are talking about is Sansei (there is also one in Kihei now). I have been wary of sushi because I read that the wasabi can contain wheat and I was afraid the language barrier would make it too difficult to explain to the waitpersons and chef about gluten. I love sushi though and it would be great if I could know that is a safe place to eat. I have to say again what a great message board this is and how helpful it is to have you guys as support! Tamara
  2. Thanks for your replies. This is such a great message board and everyone seems to be so helpful. It sure is making it easier for me to learn how to eat safely!! I am glad to hear Roy's is a safe bet - I have eaten there pre-gluten-free days and really enjoyed it. Can anyone give me advice on talking to restaurants? Is it best to talk to the manager or the chef? Should I call or go by in person during their non-busy hours? I know one of the replies suggested writing a letter - is this a better idea than the phone/in person? Again, thanks for your replies! Tamara
  3. Does anyone know of any gluten free restaurants in Maui? We do have an Outback Steakhouse and what a relief it is to know I can eat there safely! I have just discovered that I am gluten intolerant. I need to begin calling restaurants and figuring out what I can eat where but I am a bit intimidated. I was hoping that someone was already aware of safe places to eat. Thank you, Tamara
  4. Thank you all for your great replies!! My instinct was to skip the doctor and just stay on the diet but I wasn't sure if there was some reason, that I was unaware of, that I should get the diagnosis. With the symptom relief I have had I have no doubt that gluten is the issue! I could just cry that I have spent my whole life very ill and it could have all been avoided. But, I know now and I feel great!
  5. I just joined this forum. About 6 weeks ago I stopped eating gluten after reading a magazine article. I am 41 and have been diagnosed with Lupus and Fibromyalgia. I was taking pain pills and muscle relaxants daily and was miserable. After reading the article I thought what the heck and tried the diet. Within days my symptoms began to dissappear. I have no more headaches, muscle pain, bone pain, vision problems, teeth sensitivity, bruises, fatigue, depression, irritability, diarrhea/constipation, gas, bloating, distended abdomen, nauseau. I have been diagnosed in the past with osteopenia, leukopenia, anemia, seizures. I went to my family doctor to see if he had any resources to help me better understand the diet. He did an anti-gliadin test and said it was normal (I had been off of gluten for 6 weeks) and he wants to send me to a gastroenterologist for a biopsy and more tests. My position is "no way am I putting a bite of gluten in my mouth"! He says he can't give me the celiac label without the tests. My question is why do I need the label or the tests? I feel fantastic now! I am figuring out the diet fine through research on the web. I am extremely motivated to eat this way the rest of my life. I have wasted 41 years been very, very ill. I don't think I could take it emotionally if I were to eat gluten and have my symptoms return. Does anyone have any advice for what I should do? Are there any truly compelling reasons to get tested? Thank you.