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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. Thanks, ciamarie, I'll check them out! And I like the blog, too . Yeah, maybe the low-carb is just for big weight loss? Hmmmmm.
  2. I recently read this book, and I'm wondering if others here have read it. Dr. Davis makes the case that no one should eat gluten, as it (specifically wheat) has been modified so much that it's not fit for consumption. It's totally believable, and worth checking out. Any thoughts from those who've read it?
  3. I think you made the right choice...I recently read the book "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis. He makes a case for the idea that no one should eat gluten. Check it out! I, too, was having issues w/diagnosis or not, and this book helped me. I decided that I would give up gluten even if I didn't have celiac, for my overall health.
  4. That's what I'm confused about...if you have the genes and symptoms, is that pretty much celiac? Or, can you have the genes and symptoms, but have it be non-celiac gluten intolerance? My gut says celiac, but I guess I'll never know...? Do doctors ever make clinical diagnoses of celiac?
  5. Just a note on Lyme disease tests...they are VERY OFTEN false negative - especially the ELISA (the basic Lyme titer they do initially). The only way to ensure an accurate Lyme test is to test through IgeneX in CA. I was negative twice on the basic test, and finally tested CDC positive through IGENEX. These types of antibody tests (like Celiac, as I understand), can easily be negative depending on the body's immune reaction, the test sensitivity, etc.
  6. Whelp, y'all were right - it wasn't enough ! Got the results back today - just said negative serology... I know I'm positive genetically, via stool tests for antibodies to gliadin & casein, and feel very sensitive to gluten. I could not handle the gluten challenge - too many other health issues to contend with. Is it a good bet to assume celiac and be really careful? As mentioned above, I have Lyme, hypothyroid, adrenal issues...
  7. "The cell walls of Candida, the yeast responsible for oral thrush, vaginal infections and intestinal Candidiasis, contain the same protein sequence as wheat gluten and may trigger or stimulate Celiac Disease." I know it's a stretch, but in light of this quote, it could be possible, right (for a positive test)? Could this explain why some people test positive after being gluten-free for awhile, and some don't? And, yes, I have hypothyroid as well as Lyme. So many things overlap!
  8. I came across this thread while googling "candida and celiac link." I have a question: If I was extremely gluten-light before my blood tests, but have been dx w/systemic candida, is there a chance that could make my blood tests positive? In other words, since the candida seems to cause the same reaction, would it show up on the blood test (I do believe I have celiac, as well)? Please ask if this question isn't clear...thanks so much!
  9. Called my dr. yesterday(whom I love, and who has Celiac himself). He told me to come in and get tested right away, so I did (through Prometheus). From what I've read, most people think that's not enough gluten. I guess if it's positive it'll be clear, and if it's negative, I'll have to re-evaluate. At this point, I don't think I'm up for a gluten challenge, so will probably drop the search for diagnosis if it comes back neg. I will most def. remain gluten free. So, I guess it's not crucial to get the dx. But, I'd really like to know for sure!
  10. Hmmm that's a good point. This is a tough one. I feel like i want to take advantage of the fact that I've inadvertently been eating gluten, since i plan on going totally gluten-free asap.
  11. Thanks for the welcome & info! I think i'm just going to try for it, since I've met my deductible and I have been consuming some gluten (even though not too much). If it's negative, then i can decide if I want to try it again w/more gluten. If positive, voila!
  12. Hello! New here. Don't know too much about celiac, but do have Lyme and other health issues... My gut (no pun intended) tells me to get tested for celiac. I have been tested for the gene - positive. Also, I have tested positive for antibodies to gluten & dairy via DianosTechs stool testing (not sure if this is considered reliable). Anyway, I would like to be tested, as I have I have been gluten-free for six mos and am not feeling better. I recently discovered that one of my supplements that I've also been taking for these six months contains defatted wheat germ (the only time my gut felt better was when I had to stop my supplements for the stool testing - go figure!) So, my question is, if I have been consuming no gluten but these pills for the past six months, is that enough before I do the blood testing? Please say yes! Thanks!