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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. Back On Gluten

    Hahaha my bad I should have done a background story!! So I've been gluten free for 10 months. I had a blood test done which "diagnosed" my coeliac, but after talking with another doctor he strongly suggested I go back on gluten to get an endoscopy, because I'm only 17. And I agree.. I don't want to be going through my life thinking "what if" you know?
  2. Back On Gluten

    So I'm getting an endoscopy late January early February so I'm back on gluten! I just ate some Indian Naan bread.. and it's only been an hour and I'm already getting pains.. Oh dear Does anyone have any tips about how I can make myself feel better while I'm eating gluten? Thanks!
  3. Hydrolysed Wheat?

    So, I've been eating original rice crackers by the brand fantastic. The incredients has in it, soy sauce powder [contains soy, hydrolysed wheat (gluten free)]. How can something that contains wheat be gluten free?
  4. I'M COMPLAINING! This has outraged me.. ohhh my goodness! IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY. They wouldn't make a joke if someone who was allergic to peanuts asked for something without peanuts in it, would they? Coeliac disease is JUST as life threatening in the long term if not treated :angry:
  5. Age diagnosed - Almost 17. Period of time gluten-free - 10 months Estimated % of Full Recovery - 20% Hahaha. my symptoms keep coming and going
  6. Oh you poor thing Thankyou for that though, I'll definately keep this in mind. I'm pretty sure I do have coeliac because I've had mishaps before (like having a hot chocolate at a cafe and not checking for gluten..) and I get pains and D from that.. so.. fingers crossed!
  7. Really? My doctor said 4 weeks.. So should I start in november? I have my major school exams coming up (I'm in year 12 so these are my last exams ever, the huuuge ones) and they finish on the 16th of November, my plan was to start eating gluten then..
  8. I actually had accepted it, but then I had all these weird symptoms coming back.. and I know that if I never get the biopsy done I'll always be thinking "what if?" Ahhh I so don't want it done!!
  9. So, I was diagnosed with coeliac disease through the blood test, my crappy doctor didn't tell me to stay eating gluten to confirm the diagnosis with an endoscopy, and by the time I found out that I should have kept eating gluten, it had been 6 months, and I wasn't looking to get one. My symptoms had gone and that was enough for me. Fast forward to August, my symptoms came back, and to cut a long story short, I decided that me being the age I am (17), it is SO worth me getting the endoscopy, because what if for some bizzare reason I don't end up having coeliac? So, I'm scheduled to get my endoscopy in February, but I was just wondering if (I highly doubt it...) you guys have anything that could make me feel better while I go back to gluten? I've had a few accidental glutenings.. and oh god are the cramps bad.. not to mention the big D, followed by days of constipation after it. Thanks guys!
  10. How Did Your Doctor Tell You?

    My mum and I were told by my old doctor (he has now retired) that if the test came back positive, he would call us. He didn't call us, but something in my gut instinct(haha) told me it was coeliac, after researching about it online. I called and made an appointment, and when we got there, he just blurts out of nowhere and goes "You have coeliac disease" I thought it was really unprofessional and I wasn't prepared for it at all
  11. What Is Wrong With Me?

    Thanks! I'll give that a go, I hope it isn't dairy though
  12. What Is Wrong With Me?

    Thanks! Yeah I got tested for EVERYTHING and its all fine
  13. So, I've been gluten free for almost 9 months now. I follow it very strictly, but as of two ish months ago, I've been having HORRIBLE stomach pains, they're different to the pains I get when I have accidently eaten gluten. These are sharp stabbing pains, and as of two days ago I've been having the big D, stomach pains, fatigue, you name it. I've had an ultrasound that checked my uterus and ovaries, a transvaginal ultrasound, and another ultrasound that has checked every single organ in my body, AND a blood test that checked my white blood cell levels. Everything is coming back normal. They also checked me for appendicits, which came back as being negatice. I'm in my last year of school and currently doing some major exams, and I'm finding it really difficult because I'm in so much pain. Do you guys have any ideas?
  14. The Winery, Sydney, Australia

    Thanks so much for posting this! I'll have to go there and check it out
  15. So I've been gluten free for almost 8 months, and my symptoms (stomach pains, Diarrhea, etc) went away. Around 3 weeks ago they started to come back, and as of 2 days ago, there has been bright red blood in my stool, partnered with horrible sharp pains in my stomach. I'm going to a nutritionist in a few weeks because my mum rang the Coeliac Society and they said it sounded like I had a food allergy. What do you guys think?