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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. I am reading the book Fiber Menace-BEST $20 I've ever spent!!!

  2. Friday I was in a lot of pain.A co-worker who also has celiac said, "Geez, Colleen! You act as though celiac is killing you!" The room was filled with other co-workers...Her comment hurt me very much...I am glad she has no pain, I am glad she was diagnosed early enough not to be in daily pain...I pray for her to become more tolerant of me. I will be more mindful of keeping my co...

  3. GFinDC; Those glasses keep me sane!!!! Thank you for your knowledge, you hit the nail on the head with it! I working on my vitamins and minerals. I am now reading a book called Fiber Menance-best $20 I've spent in a long time!!! You are a Godsend! Hang in there Kryptonite, news sounds good so far! But please keep us posted!
  4. As of today, March 1st, I will be going almond/nut free to see what happens....

    I am aslo stopping the Chitosan supplements I have been taking. Something has brought back my constipation...after 8 years of chronic only 3 days on a gluten-free diet and it dissapeared! Gotta find out what it is!?

    LIVESTRONG says that Chitosan can deplete you of needed vitamins-we(celiac disease) NEED thoughs vitamin...

  5. Thanks for your warm welcome!!! I have the toaster and separate condiments. I checked all my meds & vitamins. No soy I can do, but no dairy will be tough (love my cheese!) I wish I went whole food only right away!!! I am getting there...No doctor told me to avoid oranges while my ulcer is healing...I am in ulcer pain today I have read that even though I have damage to my kidneys, that going gluten-free will stop any new damage love it!
  6. Hi All!It took 10 years to be DX,but I am thankful to God for sending me to the right doctors! On receiving my positive HLA-DQ2 I contacted everyone in my family, parents, siblings and daughters. After my positive DX for celiac disease I drove home giggly and giddy knowing I WILL HEAL!!! I am happy to have found all of your posts. I know I will heal mentally,physically & Spiritually...

  7. Hi Celiac Sisters & Brothers! Just a little FYI on my kidney issues... I too had blood in urine 3X and I noticed very foamy bubbles. My first 24 hr test can back at 3500+ for protein-WAY high!!! Next were more blood tests, more urine tests and then a biopsy. I was dx with FSGS (focal segmental glomerolsclerioses)(sp????)It means that some of my kidney filters are scarred...My foamy pee started in Feb 2011, my biopsy was in June. I recieved that diagnoses in Sep (LONG wait) and was put on Lisinopril. Kidney doctor sent me to a rheumatologist who did more blood work, I tested positve for HLA-DQ2 in Dec '11 I lost my gallbladder on 12/27/11....after that I sent myself back to my 3rd GI who agreed to do and a biopsy. I was put back on an acid reducer (I worked hard to get off them) because I have an ulcer in my small intestines that is NOT h. phylori. Weeks of anti biotics and waiting for results...On January 27, 2012 I was DX w/celiac disease!!!! It has been 10 years of an ever growing list of symptoms. Nobody could put the pieces together; my 24 migraines each month; my IBS, GERD, heavy menstral cycles (had a total hysterectomy with one ovary removed)8 years of consitpation, sensitivity to eye make up and jewelry, chronic sinusitus and rhinitus, hearing loss, tinnitus, chest pains, pressure in eyes, blurry vision, fear of crowds, depression, brittle & ridged nails, candida,hair & eyebrow loss,neck pain, back pain, bunions,feet pain and restless legs(neuropathy), and now osteo arthritis but I am SOOOOO happy to have a DX. Three days into the diet my constipation was gone and the tinnitus. But they are both back...(7 weeks in-started right after biopsy-still a newbie) I am very careful...I need to start eliminating other foods to see if it's a gluten & food combination. P.S. I have lost 8 lbs (I was a wieght gainer-I was always starving!!!!) May God continue to Bless you and heal you! I pray that American doctors open their eyes, ears and medical books=it's overdue!!!!! P.P.S. I love Celiac.com I need you all to heal physically, mentally and spiritually!!