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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. I came back negative for celiac from tTG and and IgA (that's all my doctor ordered) but my recent endoscopy showed flattening. I'm still waiting for the biopsy results but they think it could be celiac.
  2. Thanks for your advice. I will stay on a gluten diet until the endoscopy. My dr tested only for IgA and tTG. I'll have to ask him about that. He specializes in IBS and he keeps telling me that's what I have, but with everything else, it seems like it's more than just IBS. I will definitely look up going gluten free this week for after the endoscopy. Thanks
  3. My blood tests came back negative for celiac, and I have to be honest that I am disappointed. I really thought that I had celiac and I wanted to be able to go gluten free and have at least some of my symptoms go away. I just wanted an answer and to have a solution. I have always had a sensitive stomach since I was young, either diarrhea or constipation. My bms have never been really normal. It's embarassing but they always smell really really bad. I also have been dx with fibromyalgia, pcos, anemia, restless leg syndrome, edema, cluster headaches, and migraines. I'm 28 and I've left jobs, dropped out of school, missed social engagements and I just want to feel better to live a more normal life. I'm obese so my doctor was hesistant to test for celiac. When I eat high protein, very low carb, I usually feel better and have more energy, but I've never been able to stick to Atkins or South Beach. My gastroenterologist specializes in IBS (which I have been dx with) and he seems to think that's what I have. I feel like all of these things put together are related in some way but he thinks they are all separate. I am having a colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy next week. For the past 4 weeks I've had diarrhea every day several times a day. Prescription anti-diarrhea medicines aren't working and the anti-spasmotic gives me horrible stomach cramps. Blood tests and stool sample came back negative for parasites, e coli, salmonella, etc. Could this be all individual problems or do you think they would have to be connected somehow? My doctor is very hesistant to believe that it is celiac, especially after the negative blood test results and the fact that I am obese, but I don't know since I feel better when I cut out carbs, even though it's hard to stick to. I'd appreciate your thoughts or advice.