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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. I always read people on this forum referring to 'healing'. Is there a time period it takes for your to heal or it does it vary widely depending on the person and the severity of the G-intolerance? Also, if I suspect milk, does that mean I need to remove all dairy from my diet? I.E. cheeses, and dairy?
  2. Hello everyone. It seems I have now become a member of a community I consider a double edged sword. I am happy to have traced the origin of some of my issues, but un-happy to be giving up some of my favorite foods. I have had digestive issues for roughly 7-8 years. My mom claims I have never had issues with going to the bathroom, since I was little...but the last 8 years have been harder than the previous 20. I am 28 and like I said have always seems to have a slight 'urgency' to get to a restroom. In high school/college this symptom seemed to magnify. <insert beer drinking> Now that I am am in the work world its a down right nuance. I have been to my family doctor and 2 years ago a digestive 'specialist' diagnosed me with IBS. Terrific, right?...well no matter how bland of food I ate, I was still running to the restroom. He had me try a dairy free diet, he prescribed me all kinds of expensive drugs...no dice. Which brings me to 2011. With the turn of the new year I decided enough was enough. I had my suspicions related to Gluten, but the doctor assured me that was not it. Well, I took matter into my own hands and as of January 2nd I have been as Gluten Free as possible. I will say it has not been perfect, but I have had leaps and bounds, more good days than bad. Where as before I was in a bathroom routine, of just dealing with loose stool and occasional migraines. My question...its been 23 days now. I would say I have had 18 good days and 5 bad. Does this mean I am gluten intolerant? or is the change due to a diet change and nothing more? Are the 5 bad days due to my uneducated diet? I try but i'm sure, not perfect as I learn more every day. Also, I have have noticed that milk may be cause some of these 'bad days'. Am I allergic to milk too? or is this just a sensitivity in the intestine as it heals? Thanks in advance. This forum really is a wealth of knowledge.