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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. "cheating"

    Yes, I still eat dairy. I'm totally clinging to dairy!!! The stabbiness is gone. There were/are several other symptoms with the stabbiness. I'm calling it my 1st glutening so I can feel like I know how it feels and get over this feeling of needing to "cheat". Last weekend at a birthday party, I picked up my 3 y/o daughter's juice box and took a swig thinking it was my juice box. She had just finished enjoying pizza and birthday cake with that juice box. The stabbiness and discomforts started the next day.
  2. "cheating"

    Thank you all for your nice responses. I was preparing to put up my dukes after using the word "cheat". I've seen some very unpleasant reactions at the mention of that word! I'm glad I posted about this. I'm finding a lot of comfort in knowing that in these early stages, it's common to be frustrated in wondering, "did I get glutened or what?" I've been having a stabbing, localized pain in my left side for the past several days. This is actually the abnormal pain that took me to the Dr. which ultimately let to my diagnosis. I thought I must have had an ulcer or diverticulitis or something. Nope. Celiac, straight out of left field. My endoscopy and colonoscopy didn't find any other cause for this stabbing pain so at this point, I'm thinking it must be my "you've been glutened" signal. Everything else that I've been feeling my whole life (and still experiencing) must be what's taking time to dissipate as I heal. So thank you all again, very much!
  3. "cheating"

    Has anyone ever done this in the early months of being gluten free? I've been gluten free for several months and I have no desire to eat gluten just for the sake of eating gluten, but sometimes I think it would be good to know what to be on the lookout for in the case of an accidental glutening. I've had various symptoms of varying degrees of severity for most of my life but I always thought tummy aches and such were normal for everyone on Earth. They were/are certainly normal for me. It's only been in the past few years that I've realized it's not normal for the need to have a BM to be signaled by tummy aches. I'm still having a lot of those symptoms these days, but my TTG has improved greatly, so by the numbers, I'm on the right track. It wasn't until a couple of months before my diagnosis that things started getting abnormal by my standards, so I wonder if I should be expecting those symptoms (which I don't have a lot of experience with) when glutened? Or am I being glutened still, because I'm still experiencing my normal stuff? Or should I be eliminating other things? Or is it something else altogether? Morbid curiosity?