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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. Thanks! My homemade tomato sauce is simmering away now and for the first time in a while i'm looking forward to eating! I look forward to seeing where this journey takes me. Trying to be positive about it and looking forward to feeling better/finding an answer.
  2. So, i was able to speak with a woman at the clinic, good news is they can perform the tests, bad news is they don't have any appointments for new patients until late september. I don't think I can go on that long with these issues. I am going to try gluten-free diet and focus on whole, unprocessed foods as suggested. I am also going to abstain from dairy and soy as you mentioned, squirmingitch. thanks for that info. looking forward to dinner tonight - going to do fresh kale and cucumber salad with fresh tomatoes stewed over some certified gluten-free pasta the hubby got for me. Also, there is a walk in clinic across the street that said i can come in for an anemia test on monday for a reasonable price, so i am going to do that. I am going to keep a food diary to track how i am doing, hope it would be okay to share my experiences on the forum.
  3. Thanks for the responses! It is nice to know that there are others out there. jeanzdyn: i cried a little when I read that you went through the same stint of diarrhea that i'm dealing with. it was hard for me to even admit that to my husband! i will look into that probiotic you mentioned. I did a bit of research and found a low-cost clinic that offers many different types of lab testing, but their info says that they aren't always accepting new patients. I am going to call them and see if they are and if they offer the tests that you mentioned, Lisa. *fingers crossed* I know i have to continue to eat gluten for any tests to be accurate, so until then, I will cope. Thanks for the welcome. It's good to be here.
  4. Hi. I'm new to the site. My name is Sarah. I've been wondering if I have Celiac disease for a while now, but I can't afford testing and have no insurance. Here's where I'm at: for a little over year now, i've had diarrhea. Literally every day I have to RUN (not always making it...super embarrassing) to the bathroom, especially after eating, have terrible stomach pains that precede that. I'm constantly bloated, and always exhausted. I bruise so easily that my husband is afraid that people think that he abuses me. Now, lately I've had this consistent itching...not really any rash to be seen, but I do have bumpy bits on the tops of my legs that look a bit like whelps only not red. I'm really at a loss as to what to do. Should I go gluten-free and see if that makes a difference? My credit can't afford to take another hospital bill that i can't pay, it's already a bad score. I just feel really alone. I've missed work because of how I feel and my boss has asked why I go to the bathroom so much...i'm so embarrassed.