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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. No, I must not have been very clear. She had an endoscopy about 2 months ago while she was still eating a full-gluten diet. Now she's scheduled for a colonoscopy to check for ulcerative colitis. She was up every 2 hours last night complaining about her stomach, so I really hope we can find some answers soon!
  2. Mushroom, that's funny; I was just researching probiotics. I found this article to be pretty interesting for recommending which types of strands might be beneficial. http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/feeding/healthy-eating/probiotics-the-friendly-bacteria/?page=4 Thanks for the suggestion!
  3. Oh, I so agree about watching the pain. It is so frustrating for me to see my daughter in so much pain, and not have a real solution! Good luck with everything!
  4. Thanks so much everybody for your input! She recently was on a round of Alinea, an antibiotic. While she was on it she started having regular stool, but then as soon as she was done with the 3 days, her stool went back to it's mucousy nastiness. She's now scheduled to have a colonoscopy in a few weeks to see if she might have ulcerative colitis.
  5. She wasn't tested for it; I don't know if there's a test? Her GI doctor had her take 2 different antibiotics to see if they cleared up the problem, which they didn't. From what he told me, if the antibiotic had worked, then we could assume that SIBO was the problem.
  6. My 2yo daughter was diagnosed via endoscopy about a month ago, and we immediately started a gluten-free diet with her. Unfortunately, there has been little, if any, improvement. After consulting with her GI doctor, we put her on an antibiotic to treat SIBO, but it didn't make any difference. The GI dr's next recommmendation is to cut sugar out of her diet, and see if that helps. So, here is my main question: 1. Has anybody here seen a dramatic difference after cutting out sugar? If so, how strict were you about sugar. For example, did you eat fruit? After doing a bit of research (and reading WAY too many webpages full of unsubstantianted claims) I am becoming totally overwhelmed. The more I read, the more it seems like virturally every food out there is problematic! She's already dairy free, but from what I read, even non-gluten containing grains, like corn and quinoa can cause problems for celiacs. I'm considering putting her on a paleo diet for a few weeks, and see if there is any improvement. I'm wondering if anybody has had any success with paleo diets? Thanks!! Nanette