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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. Newbie From Louisville, Ky

    Hey all! Long time stalker (and sufferer), first time poster. I'm a thirty year old from Louisville, KY. My back story? I have been dealing off and on with vague stomach pains for the past three years since I had an open Nissen fundo. Then last March I polished off three boxes of girl scout cookies and ended up in the ER with pancreatitis. They couldn't figure out why, the amount wasn't the problem. There were no obvious reasons why (structurally) that should have happened. I went gluten-free right after that and was totally fine. My gastro insisted on doing an ercp to check for damage (even though I insisted I was ok on the gluten-free diet), and I got a raging case of pancreatitis from that (like liver functions over 1000, in the hospital for two weeks kind of raging). He said no permanent damage...Yay! So my ost recent trip to the ER was for eating something my husband bought, which I thought was gluten-free....it was not!!!! They did a cat scan which showed excess fluid in the lumen, but that was resolving. Continuing on my gluten-free diet, I am slowly getting better after this insult. BTW, I am also allergic to egg and soy, which makes the diet difficult. Anyone with experience with all the allergies PLEASE pm me! I would love to chat with you. Thanks all and I can't wait to talk to you guys!