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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. I have had problems with what i've been eating for years now, but never really thought anything about it until recently. I have become extremely bloated to the point that I have people asking me if I am pregnant and have D almost everyday. The bloating comes instantly after eating and is the worst pain I experience, it is definitely getting worse. I just recently started seeing a naturopath who ran some blood tests that my GP has not before. I am deficient in B12 and D. Other symptoms I am experiencing is extreme exhaustion, memory loss (have difficulty remembering words), A LOT of gas! weight gain, always hungry, moody and find that when I drink beer my chest closes up to the point where I almost went to the hospital the last time I drank it (have completely cut this out of my life!). I asked my doctor for a blood test, even though she was hesitant and when I went to get the test found out that she only sent me for the transgluteminas AB test only! This test came back negative and she told me that I only needed this one. She said if this really bothers me then she can send me for the other more invasive test. What I'm really wondering is whether I should fight her on the blood test and get a second FULL celiac test done or if I should just go and get the more invasive test? I am trying to cut out gluten, however I'm finding it extremely difficult! I don't have a lot of support at home and my own self-control is not there! I need help!! thanks! Ashley