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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. Hello, I thought I would share my testing experience bc I was nervous about it all and this board helped a lot! After a very positive blood test I went gluten-free for 6 weeks. After seeing a GI he wanted to do an endoscopy. He old me to go back on gluten immediately and scheduled the scope for 6 days later. I was nervous bc everything I had read said you need to be back on gluten for a minimum of 1-2 months. Nevertheless, the biopsy came back positive. Maybe being gluten-free for only 6 weeks wasn't long enough to do any healing. I am also one if those lucky people that doesn't have much of a reaction to gluten. Just bloating and a little anxiety. I've actually gained 40 lbs in the past 6 years. Anyway, good luck to all of you going through the testing process!
  2. Thanks for all the ideas! I left with a big cart full of stuff to try!!
  3. Tomorrow I will be hitting up whole foods... What are your favorite gluten-free foods from there?!
  4. I was just diagnosed with celiacs last week. I climbed Mt Rainier this summer and am already scheduled to do I again next summer. It was a total white out on the summit so I need to go back to see the view from the top! I went with IMG - a FANTASTIC guiding service! They provide your breakfast and dinner. Looking back it was very carb and gluten heavy. They will however do their best to accommodate any dietary restrictions.
  5. Thank you! I'm so glad I found this forum! Of course I get the blood results in the mail on a Saturday morning and have no idea what they mean. Anyone know how to interpret this? T-Transglutaminase IGA AB >100.0 (H) Help!
  6. Restaurants In Ohio

    I had yohan's pizza tonight and it was good! It's in the Polaris area (Columbus)
  7. Hello, last week I had a blood test for celiacs and got a letter today stating that "according to the blood work you do have celiac disease". It also said they scheduled a follow up appt with a GI specialist for a treatment plan. I have 2 questions: is it possible to have a false blood test? Or does this confirm I have the disease? Second, I've been on a gluten free diet for 1 week. It seems like from what I've read that the GI doctor will want to do a biopsy? Am I correct that this is the next step or is the blood work enough to confirm? My appointment isn't until the end of November. Should I go back to eating gluten in case more testing is needed? Thank you!