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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. LOL, your wife sounds like an awesome lady! This store had all kinds of Radio Flyer wagons and tricycle's outside - it was a free for all as far as I was concerned!

  2. I love your profile photo! I could so see my wife on a tricycle! She and a friend got asked to leave a toy store some years ago because they wanted to test out those big bouncy balls that you ride on and see if they still worked like they did when they were little!

  3. You guys are wonderful I'm not looking forward to this one stinkin' bit, but I will definitely heed your advice. Thanks!
  4. lol - right? I'm definitely blessed with a great doc! She ran my blood tests on Friday, didn't chastise me; just kind of gave me that look and smiled. I have my other doctor's appointment with my Upper GI guy next week. I didn't want to hear another diagnosis on top of the Hashimoto's, Raynaud's, and Migraines (have had those since I was 14). It's foolish I know, but I'm turning 28 and it's high time I took control of it all and just sucked it up. Are there tests outside of the Endoscopy and the blood tests that were run that they do?
  5. That's pretty much a bad sign, right? Gracious, this journey is long, tiring, and frustrating. For starters, at 16 I started to get bouts of nausea - those bouts turned into me throwing up at random in the mornings and then hitting a peak that landed me in the hospital at 19 after having been put on Reglan at 18 for a misdiagnosis of GERD. They decided I had H. Pylori and stuck me on a PrevPac - add a few years, random bouts here and there and some 4 PrevPacs later... At 22 I started experiencing neuralgia in my limbs - numbness and tingling - it was awful! I went from being an active fencer (swords) and 20-something year old to frustrated, losing feeling, having every Rheumatological and Neurological test humanly possible run because no one could figure out what was wrong. FINALLY at 24 my thyroid popped up to 7 and they said Hashimoto's and Raynaud's. My stomach was still sensitive but it seems sensitive to acids and whatever, and it was just an ebb and flow thing - I could go months and months without issues and then, voila! Praying to the porcelin god, so Celiac never occurred to me. I asked my doc for a referral to an Upper GI guy because I wanted to know what my stomach and esophagus looked like seeing as I've been wreaking havoc on my lining for the last 11 years. We talk and I give him my case history and he kind of smiles and says, "I'd wager to bet you a free endoscopy that you have Celiac". I almost shanked him - ok, not really, but in my head I did lol. I'm a baker! Not by trade, but I bake ALL. THE. TIME! How dare you tell me you think I have Celiac! I also come from a Southern family! Gravies my friend, gravies! This man is trying to ruin me! This is 3 days after my 27th birthday and 2 days before I leave for Ireland. I wanted to cry. So...instead of doing something about it I ignore it, go to Ireland, come back and plan a friends rushed wedding, get sick at her bachelorette party (not drinking because I was the DD - thank you stomach, I hate you too), welcome a niece, and a goddaughter, have Thanksgiving, have Christmas, welcome a new year, meet a boy...and now I feel like crap, go back to the doc, she runs my blood tests that the Upper GI guy ordered and I never had done (I know) and I'm going back to my Upper GI guy next week... Raise your hand if you think I have Celiac.