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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Thank you so much!! I took the advice of another poster and didn't run out and buy a bunch of gluten-free stuff....I'm sticking with proteins, fruit, veggies, rice, salad, corn chex for now and will gradually add in some gluten-free items. Today is day 3 and I feel good....the main issue is the gnawing pain in my mid-abdomen. It seems to be getting worse instead of better =(...it's actually causing me a lot of worry!
  2. Hi, all...I will keep this short. Just had an endoscopy for upper right quadrant & belly button region pain. It came back positive for Celiac. My symptoms are pretty mild compared to most people, I think...bloating, moodiness, anxiety, occasional hives. I'm a 38-year-old active & weight-appropriate female. This pain/pinching feeling started about three weeks ago and it's not cramping...it's more like something is scratching the inside of my body, sort of a "niggling" feeling. It comes and goes and is not severe. I'm going in for blood work & a CT scan this week. My questions are: 1. What additional tests (if any) should I make sure the gastroenterologist orders? I've seen some people mentioning the camera pill. I'm extremely nervous about having some type of malignancy, so that's why I want to make sure I'm proactive. 2. I plan on going gluten-free as soon as my blood tests are done tomorrow. Does anyone have a good recommendation for a gluten-free cookbook? I'm an omnivore. 3. Anything else I should be aware of aside from gluten-free prep for the CT? Thanks for your help in advance!! I've been lurking this site since the procedure and it's encouraging to find that so many are having a positive gluten-free experience!