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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'm 20, and I figured out that I have celiacs about a year ago after suffering from progressively worsening symptoms for the past three years and many doctor's visits. I am having a rather hard time dealing with this on top of the other things I have to deal with. I have been in and out of the hospital all my life, having had 9 major surgeries, developmental disorders requiring speech therapy and extensive work to develop fine motor skills, possible brain damage, and even one point where the doctors where sure that I was going to die as just an infant. I also have alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, which was discovered when I was just a baby. Aside from the medical conditions, I also was a shy kid who had to deal with an older sister with aspergers, who had been a huge strain on my family. Along with that, and some bad choices in friends to confide in has left me with self-isolting and unable to really trust anyone, even those who really care about me. I am pretty much at my wits end and am sort of tired of having to deal with everything, since I have never really had many healthy times in my life and I already have a fair amount to deal with and, partly through my own action, no one I can really turn to that understands all this and is willing to be there for me. I don't know what I really am expecting from this website. But, I could always use some help on this. Part of the problem I am really having is just, it is very hard to have a social life and connect with people when so much of the food and places my friends and others go to have gluten. It is especially tiring for me since I am extremely uncomfortable talking with people and then to always have to deal with and describe celiacs to others, on top of the others things I have, is just getting to be to much.