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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. Everyone has such great ideas! I'm a grad student and have been gluten free for almost 3 years but I still struggle with my food issues weekly, if not daily. My biggest symptom is my nausea, which really sucks when trying to do research/study. Most days, I'm at school for 12+ hours and run out of food... it's a constant battle between eating enough, not passing out (when I am low on food), drinking enough water (I'm also constantly thirsty) and not getting "secretly" glutened when I have to buy food on campus. I've been thinking about starting a Gluten-free group on my campus but haven't done it yet... maybe that is something we should all think about. I'm sure there are more students who would also love advise/help with their food problems.
  2. I've been gluten free for almost 3 years and still have bouts of discomfort and pain. I am a "borderline" Celiac, meaning my doctors wont classify me as "full blown" Celiac because of testing. Weird, since I have a dead spot in my stomach from gluten and am extremely sensitive... but, with that said, no tests (not even an colonoscopy/endoscopy) come back positive. How do other people handle their symptoms when they occur at school? I have a hard time managing my discomfort, lack of appetite, anxiety, foggy brain and depression once I have been exposed to gluten but, it's exhausting. How do you eat on campus? Most days I am at school 12-13hrs and even if I pack food, it isn't always enough. I'm scared to eat food that is prepackaged, even if it is labeled "Gluten-Free"; as I just recently found out that Amy's organic "gluten-free" burritos are still main on equipment that processes wheat! WTF? How is that even allowed? I'm frustrated and very tired of not feeling like I am able to concentrate on my research, when I am constantly fighting my symptoms. Even after all these years of being gluten free....
  3. So Fed Up

    I've been having a problem with "gluten free" processed foods too.... how can they be labeled "gluten-free" if people are still having reactions??! AGH! Yes, SO FED UP TOO
  4. I have been gluten free for almost 3 years now and still get symptoms occasionally. My boyfriend and I have a gluten free house hold but, as a grad student, I sometimes have to eat at school or pass out from lack of food. Today I have been feeling awful! Distended belly, anxiety, exhaustion, blurred vision, foggy, bloated, faint, sad, etc. I am always careful about the food I eat but, I guess I am more sensitive than I thought. How have people figured out their sensitivity level? I thought I was ok as long as I didn't eat it directly but, who knows now....