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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 so much GFinDC. This will be really helpful. :-) This is the best place ever, so glad to be here.
  2. Thank you guys so much. I haven't had gluten in 4-5 days now and I feel great. My new life has begun and now I will be able to live. I am happy to have found a supportive community like this.
  3. Thank you all so much for the support and information. I did get my Vit D and B12 results back and I am deficient in Vit D, but my B12 was good. I have an appointment with the Allergist today, because I have several food allergies that did not exist until 2009 I want to have blood drawn for all food and I will see in he will order the full celiac panel. But I do have a question, "I have been fasting for the last 4 days, not eating anything, will that affect the test?"
  4. Well just got my biopsy results back and they were negative for Celiac. This is so frustrating, I am so confused. I have been fasting for the last two days and have been feelings so good. The swelling in my stomach has gone down, the anxiety is better and haven't felt depressed. After my fast I am going to still go gluten free, maybe I have a gluten intolerance.
  5. @GottaSki- I started a fast yesterday to cleanse my systems and give my digestive system chance to rest. After my fast I will be start my new gluten free life. Thanks so much for the advice, I know this wont be easy but I will stick in there.
  6. My GI will not order more blood work for me, this is his response. You recently underwent an upper endoscopy with biopsies, which is definitive for the presence of celiac disease. You do not need additional blood work for celiac testing. Please be patient while your biopsies are being examined. Your results will be provided to you as soon as they become available. In the meantime, you may stop by the lab to have your Vit.D and B12 levels checked as requested. Latrice
  7. Thanks for the reponses. @GottaSki, just sent my doctor a message to see if he can put in order for me to go get the Full Panel done and also the nurient testing. @Cara in Boston, I will start my new gluten free life once the doctor tell me if he will put the order in for me. I was just looking at my health records and I have been back a forth with my symptoms since 2006, not 2007. But I am just hoping to be done with it all, so I can start living again. It is some much to learn. Thanks Guys Latrice
  8. Thanks for your repsonse GFinDC, I was thinking about going gluten free now and for life. Wasn't sure if I need to wait and maybe have my doctor do the full celiac panel since she only order the Transglutaminase IGA and Gliadin IGA and they came back NEGATIVE.
  9. I want to give the full list of my symptoms: Depression Stomach grumbling (after I eat or drink) Joint Pain in shoulder and akle Anxiety Weight gain Bloating Constipation/Loose Stool Nausea Blood in Stool Flatulence Itchy Skin Vitamin Deficiency Fatigue Arms and fett goes numb Inability to concentrate Oily Stool (most time) Some morning wake up feeling like I have a hangover but Have not had anything to drink Acne
  10. I am new to this site and decided to join because you all are so helpful to each other. Let me tell my story, since 2007 I have been dealing with intestinal issues and allergies. I have Kaiser and I would go in complaining about swelling after I eat, heaches, join pain, nausea, vomitting, chronic fatigue, depression, being cold all the time, unable to concentrate and hives. I was told several times that I have constipation and to take fiber and should be ok. For my depression I was given Prozac and have been taking ever since. I was told to go to bed earlier should help with the fatigue, but no matter how much I sleep I am still tired all day every day. They have always made me feel like I was going crazy or like I was a hypochondriac. I would do everything they tell me but my symptoms would not leave and in fact they have gotten worse as the years past. Some days the bloating is so bad that all I can do is cry from the pain an pressure. All of these symptoms would show up between 5-10 mins after eating. My PCP ran thyroid test, full blood work up and the only thing that came back low was always Vit D and Vit B12. So they would keep telling me that I am fine. In 2009 I started having server hive all over my body after eating, I had allergy test done and found out that I am allergic to: Chicken, shirmp, salmon, garlic, sweet potato, green beans and mushrooms. So I have removed all of those from my diet and still have the above symptoms without any relief. In March 2012 I had my PCP order blood work for Celiac she ordered Transglutaminase IGA and Gliadin IGA and they came back NEGATIVE. So I requested to have an appointment with a GI since I started seeing blood in my stool. So the GI did an Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy on November 21 and found that I have Diverticulosis of the Colon and Internal hemorrhoids. I am nervous about the results because for so long my doctors would tell me that there was nothing wrong. Everything I looked up about diverticulosis did not have the symptoms that I have. I think I may be Celiac Sensitive but scared to see what my results come back with. Any advice.