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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. Kaiti Thank You for your help with my signature!
  2. I had punch biopsies, I think this is what you are all calling circular. They used a local wasn't painful at all, no stitches. Did take a while to heal, but not painful. Still have a scars but hasn't even been 2 months.
  3. I have ordered Cheche and will see how it is. Thanks for the ideas. Hey off the topic, I notice everyone's messages have info about them at the bottom of the message, how do you get these in your messages. I am new, and am struggling a little with my messages. Marcia
  4. My hair dresser was trying to help me figure what was cause my thinning and breaking hair. Since I have been gluten-free, my hair is growing back in and is thicker. I love it. It's nice when you really see results from being gluten-free. It makes you want to keep going! biopsy at rash site, 4/29/05 diagnosis, 5/12/05
  5. I found out I had HD in April of this year. I had the rash for 2 months trying to find out what caused it. After searching the internet myself and with the help of co-workers, (Science Dept at a Community College) we came up with HD and I shared my concerns with my Dr. who did the Biopsy at the rash site and confirmed my suspicians. I have been on Dapsone since the first of May and will have my first appointment since the diagnosis this June 17. The Dr. is keeping me on the Dapsone for 6 months and then we will see what happens, I have been gluten-free to the best of my knowledge since diagnosis. It is very hard and I am still learning. I have not had any new break outs since the Dapsone. Be sure to ask a physician about Dapsone and pregnancy, don't take any chances. For the rash I found Calamine lotion worked best for me. Before I was diagnosed, the Dr. did put me on prednisone and it cleared up the rash immediately, but the minute I stopped it, the rash was back the very next day. Cold packs also help the itching, but when you have it in your scalp, on both arms and knees, it a little hard to keep all the cold packs in place! LOL! I have no GI symptoms and never have. So I look at the HD as a blessing in disguise, that maybe I've gotten gluten-free in time before any GI symptoms. My Mother died from Colon cancer in 95 and looking back on her life now, I am convinced that she had celiac and was never diagnosed, so was never gluten-free and all her health problems were probably from celiac disease. I have met a woman in my town that suffers from celiac disease and she has been a tremendous help. Recipes, cookbooks support etc.. I could use any hints on baking with the gluten-free flours and mixes, I can't get things to turn out very well. All my breads and crusts are gummy and heavy, any suggestions? I had to laugh at my husband today, he was looking for something to take in his lunch, and I had some left over gluten-free pizza and offered it to him, he said "I don't think I would have enough time to chew it" I will leave on that note. Good luck and remaining totally gluten-free is the key.