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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. From what I've read and heard, you need to cut out the gluten free foods as well. They could be causing you to have the same symptons as gluten. You can add the gluten free foods once your intestines have healed.
  2. I started having medical issues in Aug 2012. I started out itching all over my body. My face itches really bad and I get little red bumps around my chin, forehead and cheeks. I've always had bowel/intestine issues and that seemed to get worst (feeling bloated, painful bowels). I've been constipated for the last 17yrs. I started getting really bad heart burn which I've never really had before. My stomach ached for no reason. I went to my primary doctor and she checked me out and ordered blood test. Everything came back normal. She suggested that I take over the counter medicine for the heartburn and itching. I went to a dermatologist to see if she could figure out why I was itching all over. She gave me a steroid shot and a prescription cream to help with the itching. I went to Allergist to see if she could find anything. Nothing. She suggested that I take over the counter Allergy medicine. I tried all the OTC allergy medicines and they all made me sleepy all day so I stopped taking them. I started using Bragg's ACV. It helped with the heartburn but the itching would not go away. I kept searching on the Internet for possible causes of the itching because that was bothering me the most. I ran into an article about Wheat and the harm and can do to your body. I asked my doctor for a test to see if I have Gluten sensitivity and the test came back negative. I'm not sure which test she requested but I decided to start a Gluten-Free diet anyway. I started the Gluten-Free diet on 4/9/2013. The only diary I consume is cheese. I still eat sweets (fruit, candy, and honey), white rice and potatoes and I've lost 4lbs in two weeks. I'm still learning what I can and can't eat. I bought some Gluten-Free cookies, crackers and chips for my kids but I've also been eating them. I've learn just recently that I probably shouldn’t eat these items just yet. The itching has decreased but not completely gone away. The bumps on my face have disappeared until I eat something that contains Gluten. I went to a birthday party a week after I started the gluten-free diet and ate a piece of cake. The next morning my stomach was aching really badly and I itched all over for an entire week. I still have constipation. I have 4yr old twins and my daughter has been itching since September/October 2012 so I think she may have the same sensitivity. It seems like an ingredient was changed in something because I don't recall the itching before then. My son does not have the itching symptoms.