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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. Is there a test to confirm gluten intolerance? I'm tempted to do gluten OD for the next 12 days before my GI appt. and have them re-test me. It's driving me nuts not having a clear answer, and it's so expensive every time I have to go to the doctors. I wish they had a policy where you don't pay until they give you a diagnosis .
  2. I've been suffering with tummy troubles for about 18 months now. I get severe bloating, gas, and feeling of fullness after eating only a small amount, no "C" or "D", or nausea though. I wake in the morning and feel OK but a few hours after my first meal is when all the symptoms start. By the time I'm in bed for the night, I am so bloated and gassy that I have laid there wondering if it's possible for your stomach to explode from to much gas in it, that's how bad it gets. So about a month ago I went to see the doctor and described my symptoms, she was unsure what my condition was and suggested I try a low-fructose diet, and ran some test. I went on the low fructose diet and cut out a bunch of gluten as well (wheat has the fructans) and felt about 70% better. After 2 weeks I returned to the doctor and told her I felt about 70% better but I wanted a test to make sure it was fructose (because that is a hard diet to be on). She referred me to a GI doctor (still waiting for that appointment), and ran more test for food allergies and Celiac disease. That was two weeks ago. About a week ago, I decided maybe it was just gluten and not the fructose. So I've tried to cut out all gluten from my diet and did not worry about fructose. I started feeling about 85% better. I was thinking great, I can handle a gluten free diet (better then a fructose free diet), and if it is Celiac Disease, at least I will have a better understanding about what is going on. I just got the call from the doctors office and all tests are negative! No food allergies, negative for Celiac disease, no closer to an answer about what is going on with my tummy. Could it be a false negative? Is there any other conditions it might be? I am so lost and frustrated!!