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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. Microscopic Colitis

    I am fairly new to Celiac (only 3 months ago was diagnosed). I am doing some research as my GI doctor has me scheduled for a Colonoscopy the day before Thanksgiving (next week). My symptoms have changed/worsened since going gluten free on the diet. Added to the "usual" Celiac symptoms, adding extremely elevated liver enzymes, liver (palpated) is enlarged-which is extremely painful, very loose stools and abdominal cramping that varies from "discomfort" to "stabbing and unbearable" feels as if a sword is passing through my intestines. It almost feels like gas pains, but with less severe bloating. I am being tested for AutoImmune Hepatitis and having the Colonoscopy for Microscopic Colitis. Does anyone have any tips on reducing the abdominal pain until next week? Each day it grows worse, to the point that I am scared to eat. Of course, my GI doctor doesn't return my calls, so I am trying to find ways to cope with it until he does..
  2. Thank you so much for this info!!! I have been trying to reach Starbucks to find out if my "Achille's Heel" aka: Caramel Macchiato, contained gluten - and had not received a response or reached anyone about it. This makes my recent diagnosis of Celiac Disease much less painful. THANK YOU for sharing this info!! I would also add that I asked McDonalds HQ via phone, if their McFrappes contained gluten or could be cross contaminated. I was told that the only ingredient that could contain gluten was the Whipped Cream. So I have been ordering mine without whipped cream, and surprise-they no longer make me sick. Good news for me again. You've made my day!