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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. I have had "IBS" for about 15 years, until 2 years ago my Dad was diagnosed with Coeliac disease. I went to my GP for testing he performed a limited blood test from memory it was just the basic Iga test. It came back negative and my GP told me to go away I just had IBS so live with it. I moved house recently and signed on with a new GP, I mentioned the test when I registered with him and he told me he had seen quite a few false negatives. He asked me to go gluten free for a month and the change to my health was amazing from this he was happy to refer me to have the Endoscopy, unfortunately I had to go back on to gluten for 6 weeks which was hard, but have finally had the test. Results should be back in 3 weeks. Having been through this I am so glad I changed GP maybe you should consider it, but I understand it may be luck if you get a new GP that is sympathetic.
  2. Hi All My Doctor has asked me to go gluten free for 2 weeks and then try some gluten to help diagnoses. I have been Gluten free for just over a week and the fog in my head has cleared and my stomach feels great. Suddenly today the fog came down and I have had stomach ache and diarrhoea. I have thought back on what I have eaten in the last 24 hours and all I can identify as suspect is a chutney (not sure what ingredients were in it) and a visit to Costa coffee, I did have the Gluten free Chocolate brownie and a Mocha. I am trying to figure out if this is a gluten reaction and if so what caused it, does anyone have ideas or advice. Thanks.
  3. Thanks for the advice, I have been doing quite a lot of reading so feel I am now better equipped to talk to my doctor about testing. Think I was put off when my old doctor told me I tested negative for celiac, I am trying to get hold of the actual blood results and hopefully that will give me some indication. I will definitely look at getting my daughter tested would be a lot better for her in we found out early. Another question. I have had swelling in one of my fingers at the top joint over the past week, it came on suddenly and I have not injured the finger. It has now developed to hard lumps on the back of the joint and I have very limited movement in the joint and a deep pain if I try to bend it. I have looked on the web and it looks and has the symptoms of Heberden's nodes in osteoarthritis is this common in celiac disease or is it likely unrelated. I am 36 so seems early for arthritis. I have booked to see my doctor but can't get to see him before 6th March so just trying to find out a bit in advance. Thanks.
  4. Hi all I am new here and trying to find some information about what i'm going through. I have had stomach problems for at least 12 years I had some tests initially but the GP decided it was IBS so I just got on with life. One of my 3 daughters has also suffered stomach and bowel problems, I have also suffered oter symptoms. Joint Pain Headache Foggy head Ashtma Bloating so when my father was diagnosed with coeliac last year I put 2 and 2 together. My GP gave me a blood test which came back negative for coeliac and after that would not discuss anything with me other than you have IBS go away and live with it. I discussed my daughters condition with another GP in the practice but was told it was perfectly normal for a 4 year old to have constant diarrhoea and stomach ache. Recently I moved house and transferred to a new GP I discussed it with him at registration he was worried and said this wasn't at all normal, he also said coeliac blood tests can come back as false negative or I could be Gluten intolerant. He has recommended that I do a gluten challenge as he says this is the easiest way to check whats going on. Has anyone had a similar experience and do you have any advice. Many Thanks Pete