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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 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