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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. Hi gatita, my doctor told me there is nothing more that can be done if I don't want to have gluten for two weeks and then go get a endoscopy. So I guess other than signaling doctors of my "allergy" (at the least) its good. But I wish I could actually find out. I need to check out the over the counter genetic testing.
  2. Hey guys thank you all so much for your responses and advice. Takala i didnt think about putting in my med record an allergy to wheat, rye, barley, etc. thanks everyone this community is invaluable!
  3. Hello! I'm posting in need of some advice. I have been mostly gluten free for years now (and now strict gluten free since my recent problems..to be explained). I would always take bites of non gluten free things here and there if I wanted a taste and never worried about contamination, but probably within the last 6 months I noticed I could no longer take little bites of things with gluten because I got horrible stomach aches and headaches. In August, I went out for dinner with friends and it was family style. I was stupid and didn't speak up about my needs so I ended up eating a lot of gluten containing food thinking oh well I'll just bear the stomach ache (this was the most non gluten-free I had had in a longggg time). Well it made me so horribly sick for a week. I couldn't eat at all. I was nauseas 24/7, had C and D, depression, anxiety, cloudy head, body aches.... Just overall felt like HELLLLL. I called my doctor asking for a blood test. It came out negative. I then asked for a endoscopy. My doctor said I would have to eat gluten for two weeks in order for anything to show up regarding celiacs. I told him the sickness I endured was so horrible I couldn't do it again. He said there is no other option for testing though. He placed 'celiac disease' in my medical record. I am now living as a celiac... Worried about contamination, checking labels feveriously... I have found since being more careful, I react to contamination issues now, which is a first. I feel like I have all the symptoms of celiacs, but do I just go about my life saying I'm celiac when I don't really know for sure?? Any advice or thoughts would be helpful. Thanks so much guys.