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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. The issue is that a toxicologist at UC Irvine said "you might have celiac" after running a broad series immune globuline panel for hundreds of things after I got poisoned at work. Shell fish, dairy, nuts and many other things also showed up. Kind of like telling me "you might be a redneck" after hearing an okie accent. Not her specialty. Multiple gastrointerologists in ventura refused to do blood tests and told me I had to do an endoscope test, then said I didn't have celiac. Unfortunately, it's not like walking into a doctor and saying saying "I need to know if I'm pregnant" and figuring out what the problem is 9 months later no mater what anyone has to say. My upper GI is not involved, which is probably because I've been on a gluten free diet for 7 years. I know some kind of food substance is making me sick and all the doctors know how to do is prescribe "goof ball pills" when I get sick. I need the name of ONE competent gastrointerologist that will cooperate with a blood panel and gene tests. All of the symptoms say celiac but the biopsy says no. I know I get sick with wheat, barley, rye, and oats so I already avoid them. My right leg has been paralyzed for a month. I'm getting addicted to strong pain killers that I don't want this week. I've got skin ulcers that go away with steroids and antibiotics. Blood tests say no infection. If it's celiac, then I'm so sensitive that I'm going off on vapors. I haven't had a crumb of anything with gliadin for years. I'm beginning to think I go off when my wife toasts bread. The doctors I've gone to so far don't seem to care about anything but the money and what will happen to their medical licenses if the keep giving me narcotics for the pain. Thanks for the info. I appreciate that. Ow! This really hurts. I hope this finds everyone well.
  2. Looking for a competent gastrointerologist so I can avoid being hospitalized again. Have been to over a dozen physicians in Ventura county, Los Angeles county, and Orange county. All of the gastrointerologists in southern California insist that genetic testing and blood tests are junk science and are useless to diagnose disease. I have brought medical records to gastroenterologists that show elevated immune globuline for gluten and physicians that insist no celiac (DGA, EGA, tissue teansgluramate, ...). An immunologist and a toxicologist told me blood tests show celiac disease and gastrointerologists say this is a lie after being hospitalized when they told me it would be safe to eat wedding cake. There appear to be no competent gastrointerologists within hundreds of square miles, but all the other kinds of doctors appear to be competent.