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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. Hi, Just wondering if anyone knows of any links between Salicylates and Amine sensitivity and Gluten intolerance? As a baby I was diagnosed with an intolerance to high levels of Salicylates and Amines. I also have a marked reaction to Monosodium Glutamate (I get very itchy and I have had extreme face swelling numerous times). As a baby I was also intolerant to dairy (I still feel that I am, but not as severe). I'm fairly sure I am gluten intolerant. I have been tested for celiac in April 2012 through a biopsy and it was negative. However I also had a biopsy as a child and my villi were 'scoured'. I also have all the symptoms of gluten intolerance and do better gluten free. Would be very interested to hear about any research or links between these intolerances (even if its not all of them).
  2. Hi everyone I was hoping you could help me out? I think I might have some sort of intolerance to gluten. I've gone to see a doctor and he's not too sure what it is. He's testing at the moment for a virus, but I don't feel 'sick', if you know what I mean?? I've got lots of info below Let me know what you think? Background When I was a newborn hospital staff fed me incorrect formula (I was also meant to be breastfed). This resulted in my digestive system being scoured/damaged. I became very sick, had failure to thrive. Eventually I was diagnosed with an intolerance to milk protein. I've grown out of this now, and am able to eat/drink dairy products without any ill effects. I have also been diagnosed in the past with chemical depression - which they speculate is caused by my digestive system not absorbing certain nutrients. I have always been prone to illnesses, especially stomach bugs. Current Symptoms I have noticed for a period of around 4-5 months I have been starting to feel sick after eating. I have also had irregular bowel movements. I feel especially sick when I eat Oats, Chips, deep fried foods, wheat cereals, pancakes and foods that have been cooked in a lot of oil? I'm fine eating plain foods such as meat and vegetables. I also get exhausted easily, and I have noticed that I no longer have the stamina I once had. Over the last 2 weeks I my symptoms have worsened. I have felt extremely nauseous, I feel like throwing up but never do (I gag). I've also lost my appetite, I've missed meals - yesterday I barely at any lunch or dinner and felt very sick (this was after eating wheat cereal) I sort of feel hungry, but just can't/don't want to eat?? Hard to explain. My doctor felt my stomach and said I was very bloated (although I haven't eaten hardly anything) I am also starting to get very thirsty - I have to have a bottle of water with me everywhere I go. I had THE WORST itch I have ever had - but didn't look like Dermatitis Herpetiformis. It hung around for about a month, up until a few weeks ago.