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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. Hi everyone! I've been gluten free for roughly a year and a half. In middle school, I had periodic, extremely painful, stomachaches. During my sophomore year of high school, I suffered from daily severe migraines. My best friend, who is also gluten-free, suggested I try going gluten free. Within 2 weeks, my headaches were gone. Now when I eat gluten, I get a stomach ache+GI stuff/sinus clogging/headache that lasts 2-3 days. Miracles, right? I also went off of most dairy. I can tolerate high fat stuff like butter and heavy cream. I'm also allergic to soy (traditional allergic reaction to tofu, soy flour, soy protein, etc), which has been diagnosed. My allergist at the local children's specialty hospital does not believe I am truly celiac, because I don't present traditional symptoms. She ran a blood test on me, but I had not been eating gluten intentionally for a year and a half by that point, so I wasn't surprised at all when the test turned up negative. I have not been diagnosed with celiac/gluten intolerance. I'm seeking the best and most efficient way to get a diagnosis of some kind. As I'm going off to college next year, it'll be easier to confront their dining services with a concrete diagnosis (or if that fails, doctor's notes or something) so that I can have a reasonable chance of eating next year. What would you guys recommend? Should I get tested for other allergies? (the same allergist refused to do a food prick test). Thanks!