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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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    Hi Alannah! I'm 22 and got diagnosed roughly 2 years ago. I have a similar story to you and found out rather quickly what was going on with my body. The only big difference was that both my grandfather and father have celiac disease so I think in my case the gene was probably very strong. My story probably started after I got home from studying abroad (where I ate tons of bread) and I was feeling so sick and bloated on top of other symptoms. I honestly thought that I had caught a really bad bug at first and was following the BRAT diet to try to get better. Little did I know that was definitely making things worse. Thankfully I was able to see a gastroenterologist who did the blood work and an endoscopy within a couple of weeks which confirmed that I had Celiac disease. The first year is probably the toughest especially at our age where going out to eat and drink is the norm but it definitely gets easier once you find places that you know are safe.