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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. Just wondering whether I am being tested correctly Tests ordered BLOOD TEST: HLA DQ2 and 8, deamidated gliadin IgG, fbc, lftm crp, anti-ttg, total IgA Endoscopy (with biopsy) Ultra sounds Barium Swallow Does this sound right?
  2. Thank you, I'll make sure to include it!
  3. Thanks I find it amazing too that I wasn't diagnosed!
  4. Gosh, I am so sick of explaining myself to doctors! I have been to so many in the last few years it has done my head in! After my last run in with one who refuses to look at anything but my blood pressure and pregnancy tests, I decided to just give up and take my own self diagnosis. I gave up eating most gluten (a few things I wasn't aware of snuck in there!) and I felt GREAT. I haven't been blated or sick, I get up early and don't have trouble sleeping. No going to the toilet every half hour, and I have had so much energy. I decided to try gluten again after 2 weeks to see if I had any reaction. The first day I was fine - the second day I was so so very sick. I had some of the worst stomach pains, and could not move. I was so bloated I felt like a helium balloon. I couldn't sleep and had terrible anxiety. After all of this I plan on going gluten free, but first I am going to a celiac specialist I found close by. I am so excited and hopeful, I can't wait for my childhood GP to send me my referal! I really hope that this will give me some closure, or at least point me in the right direction. I'm also really scared - I hope this is the source of all my problems. What do you think? medical background * Failure to thrive - baby/infant * Father also had failure to thrive for unknown reasons as a boy * Small bowel biopsy as a baby revealed scoured/burnt villi * Depression/anxiety caused by suspected chemical imbalances * Joint problems including TMJ * Constant stomach issues all my life - always put down to illness/flu
  5. I haven't been officially diagnosed, as my doctor believes only in celiac disease, not gluten intolerance. I can't get a proper test for either because he believes I am to large to have celiac. His first solution - I am pregnant. I think I would know if I was. Even though I insisted I WASN'T, he still sent me for a pregnancy test. The result was of course - negative! Second solution - it's your blood pressure. I am an 18 year old girl and have had normal blood pressure all my life. He suggested blood pressure tablets, even though my blood pressure is perfectly fine when I get it taken at chemists and at home. Third Solution (His current one) Take some paracetamol. It's all in my head, nothing to do with my stomach.
  6. I am wondering whether there is anyone from Brisbane (or surrounding areas) in Australia who has/knows a good doctor to deal with about gluten/celiac issues?
  7. Frustrated

    Thank you, this is what I needed to hear. I am definitley going to find a new doctor, or maybe see if I can talk to a specialist in this area. I think it's very sad that many people on here know much more about these health issues than the doctors themselves.
  8. I cannot figure out what is wrong with me! I have had *SEVERE Bloating *Nausea *General Discomfort *Gas *Constipation/Diarhhea (alternating) *Indigestion *Fatigue After a lot of searching, I thought I may have celiac or a gluten intolerance. My symptoms have been slowly building up and slowly getting worse. Two of my Aunts and father experience difficulty eating wheat products, and my sister has crohns disease. I've been to my doctor, who had my blood taken. He thought I had a stomach infection - but it was clear. In fact, everything on my blood test was in the normal range. I asked whether it could be something to do with what I was eating, like gluten, and he told me that celiac disease was highly unlikely. He said that he would expect someone with celiac to be extremely thin and be very sickly (he made motions as if someone was very old and fragile?) I do have some extra weight, but I am not obese. He ordered a celiac test for my bloods anyway, but didn't seem convinced. MY QUESTIONS - Could this be related to gluten? - I have normal levels in iron, vitamins, etc, is it possible to have gluten intolerance without being deficient? - I am not emaciated, are all celiacs thin?