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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. One word of caution for you...while going gluten free may really help you, you should also consider that there is a difference between being gluten sensitive and having celiac disease. While the gluten free diet is the same, the long time effects of the diet you are currently on are much different. Most people that have celiac disease continue to have some follow up care to make sure that their systems are healing properly. If you never find out if you have it or not you may not get the best follow up care. Just a thought. i am really struggling right now. I am three years gluten free and starting to have problems again. NO celiac specialts will see me because I don't have a diagnosis and I cannot go back to eating gluten to be tested. Just a little advice from someone that did it on their own and is suffering a few consequences from not being diagnosed.
  2. Hi Ashley,

    Via a group on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/groups/164761150259262/), I found out about a doctor named Dr. Colatrella, at Pittsburgh Gastroenterology Associates. I haven't gone yet, but he is supposed to be good. I go next week. I do not know about any support groups. Thanks!

  3. Hi, I totally understand the whirlwind. I have been gluten-free for three years and can remember my first few weeks very well. It does get easier...with bumps along the way. Once you are feeling better you will see how much it is worth it. Not sure if your doc talked with you about it or not, but I am one that also suffers from some neuro problems from gluten and through all of my research I have found how much gluten can be a cause of ADHD, so you may even find after time you wont need your meds anymore. I have been able to get off of all medication after my healing started. Stick to it and be happy knowing that you now know what is wrong. That is such a HUGE part of recovery. Good luck and def find yourself a good support system. For many people these forums are just that!
  4. Support Group - Pittsburgh, Pa?

    I am in Pittsburgh and would like more information about a support group...or be very interested in helping to start one.
  5. On The Border Changed Gluten Free Menu

    Sorry, I meant are the On the Border chips sold in stores still gluten free?
  6. On The Border Changed Gluten Free Menu

    Are their chips still gluten free?