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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. Feel Like I Need Confirmation...

    Thank you to all who shared your thoughts and advice. I appreciate it.
  2. For years, every once in a while I would get the most horrific stomach pains that would last for 5 or 6 hours at night. I could never narrow it down to any specifc foods or drinks, and no doctors (the 2 I went to) were able to figure it out. I had an edoscopy, a stomach sonogram, all sorts of test with no diagnosis. 4 months ago I went to a new doctor and when I told her my symptoms, right away, she had an idea what it was. She took blood and the test came back that I had the "antibodies" for celiac. My numbers for this test should be around 45 and I was at 145. So doc told me to go wheat and gluten free for 3 months to see how I feel. Since then, I've felt great. No stomach pains, heart burn is gone. All seems to be OK. But doc hasn't had me go for any other tests to confirm. She says "we go by how yoou feel. If you feel good, stick with the diet." I do feel good, but should I have any other tests to confirm I have celiac? Should I be doing anything else? I welcome any thoughts or comments...