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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. Thanks everyone! I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to have new eyes on the problem! We are stopping dairy today. Keep your fingers crossed! Whole food diet...say more. We don't eat a lot of packaged food right now as it is. Is it just cooking from scratch? But does that mean no gluten free flours? No gluten free pasta? I did a little googling, but I would love a little of your perspective. Seriously, thanks. I can't tell you how much it means to me to know that it may just take a little more time and careful eating.
  2. Thanks so much! It's hard to feel like I am doing anything right when she is still in pain. It's nice to hear that I am on the right path. I have been trying to make everything from scratch, so maybe I will just cut the crackers she eats as well. Just to be safe. I have not tried to yank dairy..I have been reluctant because she LOVES it so, so much. I will give it the ol' college try this weekend. While your daughter's numbers were headed down, did she still have pain? Or did switching to a gluten-free diet give immediate relief?
  3. I have been trying to read even when things are labeled, but I will double back. Thanks!
  4. I have been quietly lurking, trying to find families with similar issues. I would love some wisdom, as I am losing my mind. My daughter was diagnosed with Celiac after a 18 months of stomach complaints in early March. Her panel came back so clearly Celiac that we were rushed into a Pediatric GI the next day. (IgA over 50; IgG over 100). She was so anemic that she was not even registering on the test. In our pediatrician's defense, she was always in the 90 percentile of height and constantly growing. After the endoscopy (lots of visual scaling), we immediately went gluten-free in our entire house. I even painted the cupboards to ensure that we sealed in anything harmful. We bought a new toaster. We replaced cutting boards, cookie sheets. We did keep our dishes and pots. We have been closely controlling her diet. We only buy labeled foods from Trader Joes. We ensure everything has not been processed on equipment that had wheat. All shampoos and soaps are gluten-free. She is still in so much pain. The doctor said it was constipation and put us on a "clean out" order + a cap of Miralax a day. We did that and she has had liquidy stools ever since. In our last appointment, the pediatric GI told us she is still getting glutened (IgA is 4 now; IgG is still way over 100) and suggested we replace our toaster. When I shared (again) our regiment, she didn't have much to say but said we are still glutening our child and to do a "strict" gluten-free diet and to continue with the Miralax for another month. I feel crazy, desperate. If we have already done what we were told, how can the response be to essentially "do it better?" Any advice? Should we ditch our plates? Our pots? We scheduled an appointment at the Mayo Clinic. I just don't know what to do. Help?