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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. Ran across this today. I remember being in the pediatrician's office around age 10 for a routine visit and my mom asking him about my tongue. Said it was nothing. 25 years later...
  2. I first had geographic tongue around age 10. Doc told my mom (who is 100% celiac and in denial)some people just have it and it wasn't a big deal. 25 years later... no more geographic tongue, mouth sores, or burning tongue!
  3. I decided just this week to forego "official" diagnosis. I can't imagine going back to feeling how I used to. Same as you, many symptoms that had plagued me my entire life were cleared. I also fear being labled with a diagnosis that could plague me if I ever have to change insurance. I feel I know what the situation is and will just have to live the best life I can gluten-free!
  4. Really great points, all. I appreciate it.
  5. My journey was totally accidental. A friend and I decided to try the Paleo way of eating at the suggestion of a personal trainer. Lo and behold, I felt like a million bucks and shed the symptoms that had plagued me for years. I started considering the family history on my mom's side of the family along with my symptoms. What a revelation! Many maternal relatives of my mother had contended with and ultimately died from a variety of auto-immune diseases. My mother is celiac, but denies it. Her mother died from complications of scleroderma. I have a cousin who is diagnosed celiac. So without a doubt, it is running on this side of the family. At any rate, here I am. My question to those who have been diagnosed via lab tests, is there a real benefit to "official" diagnosis knowing what I already do? Amy gluten-free since 2/20/11
  6. I have figured out the same exact thing. For some reason Papa John's pizza does not affect me like others when I am brave enough to try it. Wish we knew the WHYs.