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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 A Hello

    Hi Lolli. I am going to keep coming back to learn all this awesome info myself. Keep your chin up...I believe there is help for us ALL!
  2. Gluten Free Toaster

    Wow...I didn't even think about the can opener! You all sure are a wealth of knowledge!!
  3. Celiac, Sex, And Pancreas

    No he hasn't been tested for anything other than pancreatitits. But I was just wondering if this could be an issue with him as well. I have no doubt that I am gluten intolerant but not sure about celiac. His pancreas problems are not easily diagnosed. They know its affected but not sure why. He doesnt have the usual signs. and nothing they do for pancreatitis is working. I was just taking a shot in the dark.... Thanks to everyone who commented!!!
  4. Hello everyone. I would like to ask a couple of specific questions and hopefully with all the knowledge that is floating around this website, I can get some good answers. 1. Can celiac disease and/or gluten intolerance effect your pancreas function? My husband, who refuses to believe glutens could be my problem, has been diagnosed with pancreas problems but they do not know why its happening and are not completely positive its chronic pancreatitis. I have recently found out that my symptoms are amazingly similar to a lot of the celiac symptoms and have recently been tested...waiting for blood results. Could glutens cause his pancreatic problems? 2. I have been having severe symptoms ever since we got married. 6 years ago, all of my severe symptoms started rearing their ugly heads. No doctor has been able to find out why I am sick so much, and have never mentioned glutens as a culprit. I made them test me this time, since I stumbled upon the gluten blogs, websites etc. So, my question is.... could my husband eating glutens and having sex with me cause a reaction in me? I have read several times on this site about checking your pets food for glutens because they lick you and can affect you. So, can having sex with my husband, with his gluten infused fluid, cause me to react? I have never seen anything posted about this on this site, but was just curious as to the effect it would have on me, since early in our marriage I was wondering if I was ALLERGIC TO MY HUSBAND....any thoughts on these questions would be helpful!~! Thanks!
  5. Can All This Be Celiac?

    Yes, that is what I did to. I made my doctor take the celiac blood test. I am tired of wondering what is wrong with me to! My trouble is that I don't think my doc will take it any farther after blood tests results come in good or bad. So, I may just have to wing it and go gluten free without diagnosis. What to do what to do.....
  6. Hi

    Hello everyone. I am also new here. My name is Eddie. I am female lol. I also am self diagnosed right now. Maybe forever since my doc doesnt take this thing seriously at all. So here I am trying to get some good quality info under my belt to help me on this journey of becoming gluten free.
  7. Eating glutens changed my life for the bad...NOT eating glutens will change my life for the good!!

  8. Your Symptoms...

    I have many of these symptoms as well. I had my blood test today but dont know if I should continue eating glutens until i hear from my doctor. Guess I should keep eating for awhile. I am almost positive that this is what I have to!!! I am of course, self diagnosing but I have no choice since no one else seems to know whats wrong....
  9. Hi everyone! The first thing I would like to say is....I understand that this is a condition that needs to be taken seriously....by everyone! I'm new to this whole thing about gluten....I have been really sick for six years, but no one could ever diagnose me or help me. I have had shingles 5 or 6 times since last year, and severe yeast infections for 6 years. Now, for the last year or so I have had severe fatigue among several other symptoms. For the past 6 years, no doctor has found out what is wrong with me. My current doctor told me to take a probiotic and that should fix me. Didnt do anything for me. She told me to try a different one. Nothing. I told her I wanted a blood test to see if I was difficient in anything....I was. Vitamin D was low and my IGE level was high. She gives me a vitamin D to take once a week and told me my IGE level was allergies. Well, I do have allergies but I am not convinced! I found a website that said my frequent infections and other symptoms were candida yeast overgrowth, and I asked my doctor about this. She didnt really know much about it but that is when she told me to take the probiotic. I started eating the way the website said to avoiding almost everything lol, and I started feeling a little better. Then I stumbled upon the website that talked about gluten intolerance and celiac disease and I found myself fitting that as well. That makes more sense to me than candida. So I started a little test of my own and stopped eating glutens then started eating them again to see how I reacted to them. I got ill everytime. I have suffered from gas and bloating for many years to the point where I couldnt be around people much due to fear of passing gas (which I could not help). So, I spent the last 6 years not going to many church fellowship meetings and this has upset my husband and myself desperately!! I asked my doctor is there was a chance that I had gluten intolerance or at the worst celiac disease and she said that it was very possible. But.....she told me to stop eating glutens and if I felt better than I had my answer. Period. Nothing else. From what I read celiac disease is serious business! It is not a matter of just not eating it today, but maybe eat it tomorrow or nibble at a party or like some of you have said, not putting your chip or cracker in my gluten free food. It does matter! So....I asked her to do a blood test. I took it today. Had to eat glutens all week though and I feel horrible! I have shingles again, and a bad cold which I caught from my husband, missed two days of work, two services of church, and dont know if I should eat anymore glutens until I find out what my next step is. What worries me is if something does show up in my blood test, will my doctor just blow it off and say dont eat glutens? I totally understand what you are all saying! People dont get it. Why? Because it is not a well know disease? I never heard of it before now. But this could very well be what is wrong with me, but my husband doesnt want to hear the words gluten free. He feels like it is going to be a hassle. Well it might be. but my health is worth something right? He keeps saying that its probably something else causing my sickness. Well....I AM self diagnosed right now. Mainly because I cant get anyone else to find out whats wrong with me. Until its ruled out then I believe it is glutens that is making me sick. Any thoughts? (Sorry to ramble on).