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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. Scientific Articles

    Great, lots of good suggestions, I will look into those avenues as well. Thanks. Before I graduated I was able to get access to all the full-text I wanted. I don't have the same access, at least remotely, anymore. Maybe if I'm on the university computers or perhaps they have some sort of alumni access or something. I'll look into that thanks. I don't seem to have great luck with google scholar. It seems like anytime I find anything worth looking at it is an abstract. I haven't used pubmed much so I will look into that a little more. Just in case either of you are interested I have registered with gastrojournal.org with a free account. They let you access some full-text articles and abstracts as well. Thanks again.
  2. While there is a wealth of information from the users on this forum, I was wondering where people go for peer reviewed scientific articles. Thanks for any suggestions
  3. Endoscopy

    For me it really wasn't bad. I was given Fentanyl and Propofol and only remember counting up to 3 then I was waking up to some water in the recovery room. I second the suggestion to have someone there who can talk to the doctor. I don't even remember seeing him after the procedure, but I guess we chatted a bit. I also did not have a sore throat and felt back to normal later the same day.
  4. I have been using a number of trackers from this site My link . Not sure if they are the best, but they are free. Maybe others will chime in with additional options...
  5. When I was first diagnosed I started out using Ener-G bread and was not impressed to say the least. I am still new at the diet but have found I much prefer Canyon Bakehouse or Udi's bread.
  6. Safe Rice For Oat Intolerant Celiacs?

    I just moved from minute rice to using this brand of rice Lotus Foods. However, I'm still not sure if I am oat intolerant or not so I cannot offer any insight on that. Perhaps another option for you though.
  7. Thanks everyone for your thoughts. Like you all have mentioned the fact that my tTg IgA had dropped made me happy, but when my doc said I should be in the negative range it was kind of a blow as I felt I had been very careful and wasn
  8. Having just been diagnosed a couple months ago I'm not really caught up on all the issues surrounding the labeling of gluten free. I know it would be great to get some standards though and this man has employed an interesting tactic to try to get things done Sueing Senator over gluten free labeling Mods please move if I posted on the wrong board.
  9. Hi all, Cliff Notes: It is clear that I have Celiac (biopsy and blood work confirmed) I'm just trying to find out why I still feel so crappy and whether or not it is gluten or something else. Do the numbers after 2.5 months suggest I am still getting enough gluten to make me sick? Longer Version: So I was hoping that someone here may be able to help me understand my blood results a bit better. I asked my GI but I am skeptical of his interpretation. Basically he said that at this point (2.5 months gluten free) I should not be showing positive on any of my tests. However, I thought that it could take longer for some of the numbers to drop off. To me I thought it looked like my numbers were much better, but I do have a difficult time understanding them and it doesn't help that different labs processed them. The numbers only concern me because I still feel very crappy. I have intense abdominal pain every morning, other abdominal issues throughout the day and reflux type symptoms all day long. These symptoms came on over night. I never had them until I went on a high dose of Protonix for gastritis (about a week before I started my gluten free diet). The doctor seems to think the reason I still feel crappy is gluten, but I have noticed very little to no decrease in symptoms since starting gluten-free. This makes me wonder if my symptoms are in fact due to gluten or if there is something else going on. Anyway here are all the numbers I have: ARUP Lab 3-20-2010 Celiac Reflexive Panel IGA 304 U/ml (68-378) Deamidated Gliadin Peptide AB IgA 21 Negative <19 Weak Positive 20-30 Positive >31 Tissue Transglutaminase Ab, IgA 62 Negative <19 Weak Positive 20-30 Positive >31 LabCorp 4-10-2012 t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA 4 U/ml Negative 0-3 Weak Positive 4-10 Positive >10 t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgG 15 U/ml Negative 0-5 Weak Positive 6-9 Positive >9 Endomysial Antibody IgA Negative (Negative) ARUP 05-07-2010 Tissue Transglutaminase Ab, IgA 36 Negative <19 Weak Positive 20-30 Positive >31 Endomysial IgA, Titer <1:10 (Not Listed) If you made it through all that and have any insight I would greatly appreciate any insight. Thanks so much for your time.