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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. Thank you so much for your reply. We're in Geneva, Switzerland....we actually contacted the hotel about our situation before we came here and they said it would be no problem. When we arrived that morning they seemed to know us by name and brought a basket of "gluten free" pastries to our table. I was like a kid in a candy store: gluten free Swiss chocolate croissants, who wouldn't eat them? I'm pretty sure looking back that maybe only the croissants were gluten-free and that the bread in the basket was regular. No one seems to know what we are talking about when we ask for gluten-free food. Last night I had to send back an entree and they replaced it with fish wrapped in pastry. Today my stomach has calmed down, but I feel kind of flu-like...without the flu. As for the biopsy, I don't think I can have one now I've been eating gluten-free for almost six months. There is NO WAY I would ever try a gluten challenge at this point.
  2. I'm hoping people with experience can help me. I'm new to all of this. Background: I've been gluten-free for five months for treatment of Chronic Fatigue/ Fibromyalgia. Despite not having positive blood tests, my physician encouraged me to try being gluten free as I have a high ANA and very low ferritin. For the past three months I've been feeling better than I have in years. Current Situation: I'm on vacation in Europe with my husband. Traveling has been challenging. The other day I ate nearly a full basket of bread and pastries that the hotel told me was gluten free (after days with no bread products, I went a little crazy). I'm starting to think that perhaps it was just normal bread. Since that breakfast, I've been feeling awful. Worse than I did before starting the gluten-free diet. Day 1 - diarrhea and cramps all day Day 2 - fatigue and scary-bad acid reflux Day 3 - body aches all over, headache, fatigue...can't move from the hotel room. Is this what being 'glutened' feels like? Could it have been the bread? How long will I feel this way? Is there anything I can do to feel better? We have only two days left and I haven't left the hotel. Please help!