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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. Thank you so much @pegleg84! I haven't had dairy in a month now, and no improvement (other than not having another sinus infection) so it's gotta be something else. Eggs are casein-free, right? Maybe I should try no eggs, soy and/or corn. I really haven't been having those frequently though.. Has anyone ever considered their intolerances to be connected to Leaky Gut syndrome? Or tried the diet and noticed any difference? Thanks!!
  2. Hi! I have some concerns and would really appreciate any advice!! I was diagnosed with celiac in August and have been gluten-free since. I still am in a lot of pain/discomfort with constant, chronic sinus congestion, that puts a lot of pain and pressure right between my eyes and on my upper teeth, and then post-nasal drip into my stomach, making me naseous. I think it could possibly be an anti-histamine reaction to some food I am sensitive to? I haven't had dairy for a couple weeks now, thinking that would help, but it hasn't made much difference. I've already had two sinus infections this year and am desperate to figure out why my body is constantly producing mucus. (I've seen an ENT, and had a CT scan done of my face, and they didn't find anything abnormal). I tried to get my food sensitives tested with the MRT (Mediator Release Test) but found out my insurance wouldn't pay for that. Has anyone found a way to cover this testing or a less expensive way to get it done? Also, any suggestions on who to see next, (Austin/Houston area), a gastro, rhumatologist, ENT, ?? And I had my allergies tested when I was diagnozed with celiac, but is it common for more food allergies to develop after going gluten-free? Or food sensitivities? (Other symptoms include: blurred vision, floaters in vision, dry eyes) Thank you SO much!!
  3. Austin, Tx Doctor Recommendations

    Hi! Have you found anyone?? I live in Austin (also willing to go to someone in Houston) and am desperate to figure out what is causing my other symptoms! I was diagnosed with Celiac in August and have been gluten-free since. My anemia healed, but I am still struggling with other symptoms (nasal congestion, dry eyes, etc.) and have gone to multiple specialists to try to figure it out. I finally found a nutritionist in Austin who specializes in Celiac, but she does not take insurance and I cannot afford anymore medical bills right now. Have you figured out anything about any nutritional deficiences or other autoimmune diseases?? Thank you!!!