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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'm a Dental Hygienist, and I will check at work tomorrow the brand names of products we use that are gluten free. I know our polishing paste is definitely Gluten free (I want to say the brand is "NEXT" and it does contain fluoride), but I'll check more tomorrow! The filling materials for composite (white) fillings, and Amalgam (silver) fillings should also be gluten free. Endo (root-canal) stuff should be too--- but I'm not quite sure about the Endo, but I'll get back to you soon!
  2. Did Your Blood Test Come Back Negative?

    Wow, I just read the post from WhenDee, and I'm totally new to this forum and Celiac/gluten intolerance, but my symptoms are almost exactly the same, but much milder. I have frequent headaches, bad acid reflux for the past 5 years, hair loss, pretty bad joint pain, (constipation) , tired, and vitamin D deficiency (even tho I'm very active outside). My doctor is very nice and informative, but is referring me to the university of Chicago for further evaluation because my genetic testing was very low, but the antibody test came back positive for celiac, the biopsy's of my intestine & colon came back negative for celiac, chrons & colitis. I've been gluten free for about a week-- and haven't noticed anything different yet-- but reading all these posts makes me hopeful! The whole reason I went to the Dr. in the first place was due to the acid reflux-- it would be AMAZING if this diet will help reduce my symptoms!!! (But I'm not looking forward to the weight gain!) Thanks for all your information!!! I've also been called a hypochondriac my whole life!!! (I do tend to be pretty paranoid tho, lol)