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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. Re diagnosis I had blood tests but they came back negative. I took it upon myself to go gluten free because I was in soo much pain I was willing to try anything on the 2 occasions I ate gluten I was ill within a couple of hours. To be honest I'm not willing to start eating gluten again just to get officially diagnosed coz my reaction to it makes me almost bed bound which I cannot afford to be. It was the specialist that originally said she thought I had celiac disease. I'm just waiting to hear back from her at the moment. How have you found going to restaurants? X
  2. To be honest I'm finding it hard I'm the first to admit my diet before going gluten free was awful! Going around friends houses is difficult I find, for example telling me I'm silly and of course I can have some Doritos even though it says in the packet it's not gluten friendly!! I'm trying to keep it simple now as I've tried a few gluten free versions of things and not been impressed. My diet at the moment Is mainly protein, veg and rice. I imagine its even harder being veggie. How are you finding it? I haven't officially been diagnosed yet I had a colonoscopy which showed inflamed bowl and all my symptoms lead to having celiac disease. I did have an endoscopy but unfortunately this didn't work I'm not 100% sure what happened as I was sedated so its all a bit of a blur but what I can remember is vomiting blood and the nurses screaming at me to stop being sick! So I probably will never be diagnosed properly as I took it upon myself to go gluten free. But I'm just glad I've found a way to be out of pain. Although I've never been good at sticking to diets or anything before so I really hope my cravings will settle down soon.
  3. Hi I have just started going gluten free and am loving being back to my normal self again! Not sure about how much help I can be to be honest but just wanted to say you're not alone! Where abouts in the uk are you? I'm from Newcastle! How you finding the diet so far? All the bread like options I'm finding difficult as they are soooo dry! I've found genius to be the best bread so far but even then it has to be toasted x