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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. Thank you for your input. After reading your reply I did some research. It seems like my symptoms may be more closely related to Chrons. I wonder though if there still may be some type of gluten intolerance as well. I guess I will find out soon enough. The not knowing is killing me.
  2. @Beebs I am in the states. I have not eaten anything with gluten in it for 3 weeks or at least that I am aware of. There are 5 other people in the house who eat gluten, so the house/kitchen is not gluten free. I will be sure to mention the blood to the doctor. Although at the ER this did not seem to concern them (go figure). @ravenwoodglass I am really afraid to go back on the gluten. If it is absolutely necessary I will go back to eating it and hope that I don't end up back at the ER. My symptoms were already severe before I stopped the gluten, if being off it and then going back on it makes it worse, then that is definitely a scary thought.
  3. Hi, I am new to the forum here and have a few questions. For quiet a long time I have always had problems with bad cramping (since I was a teenager, I am 39 now) Over the past two years this seems to have gotten worse. Over the past month I have been having constipation problems, I wont be able to go for 5-6 days, when I do go its a all day process, with severe cramping (to the point of almost passing out) and diarrhea. I have tried alot of things, metamucil, probiotics, yogurt etc. I decided to try the gluten free diet. I have been on the diet now for 3 weeks. I was doing ok, I was not cramping as much. I still had some problems with constipation but took something for it. This past weekend I had the worst episode that I have ever had. I was back and forth to the bathroom for over 8 hours. I finally got some sleep, when I woke up the next morning I was still cramping went to the bathroom and had diarrhea. When I looked in the toilet I noticed what appeared to be a blood clot with bright red blood around it. This scared the hell out of me and I went to the ER. The doctors there told me it looks like I have IBS, sent me home with a bentyl prescription for cramps (which by the way gave me panic attacks) and told me to see a GI. Before this episode started I had eaten some soup with chicpeas in it. I don't know if they were CC with gluten. But when actually the cramps started is when I was cooking some ramen noodles for my daughter. I had went to go strain the noodles and the steam hit me in my face, this is when my cramping started and it went all down hill from there. Can you get gluten from noodle steam? (sorry, may sound wierd?) Does it sound possible that I may have Celiac? or does it sound like IBS. Being off the gluten has made me feel a bit better, but I now have symptoms of being dizzy and not being able to focus well. I have a doctors appt next week with a GI. Is there any specific tests that I should ask for? Thank you for any advice or input that you can give.