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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. Oatmeal

    I have been a biopsy diagnosed celiac for 12 years. I have never tried oats and I want to... do any of you eat the truly safely???
  2. So confused...

  3. So confused...

    OMG I am an idiot. Celiac probably causes me to be a dork too :). Thanks Karen - you know I'm a nervous nelly.
  4. I have had celiac for 12 years...does this mean I am also going to get MS? This scares me. I just read some really frustrating study and I am confused...
  5. Anxiety and Celiac and Meds

    For the poster with anxiety - Lexapro paired with a small dose of Buspar has been the only combo that has worked for me recently. I have had biopsy diagnosed celiac for about 12 years and no amount of gluten free food or supplements have helped.
  6. Are there others of you out there with celiac disease (I have it) + anxiety who also take SSRI's and find they help? Thank you...
  7. Hoping to get some feedback from anyone taking lexapro. I've just recently started this medication and wanted to see if any other Celiac's take it? THANKS!
  8. Hi guys...does anyone take extended release Effexor (or venlafaxine) - do you all know if this is gluten free? (The generic is Teva). Thanks.
  9. Ground coffee?

    I haven't but I've never really gotten glutened by a Starbucks yet thank GOD!
  10. Guys - Just double-checking...it's still okay to drink plain brewed Starbucks coffee right? I just bought a bag of it (ground) and wanted to drink some...
  11. Help - Newer Diet

    I am totally not going back to her. Not pleased!
  12. Help - Newer Diet

    Yep - all is gluten free...I think it's too much too fast ....
  13. OMG. Let me know what you think. Just went to a nutritionist who put me on a new diet to help lower my cholesterol. Diet is already gluten free, but she added chia seeds, cod liver oil, coconut oil and bone broth. I have subsequently been in the bathroom all weekend with D. Is that likely from the diet?
  14. Need Some Reassurance

    Thank you...this helps me a ton. I also heard from the wonderful pharmacist who does the gluten free drugs list and he said Synthroid is safe for celiacs to take. Yay!
  15. Have had celiac (biopsy diagnosed) for about 10 years...just learned I have subclinical hypothyroidism. Have the rest of you dealt with this? Any encouragement or advice? I follow a completely gluten free diet, no real stomach symptoms anymore. Will be taking a small dose of synthroid. Thanks again!