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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. I started my son's on a round of probiotics with their peds approval. One reacts severely to the slightest cross contamination of wheat or soy. I am hoping that the probiotics will be enough to help his system repair so that he will not react so severely to the slightest cross contamination. I am new to Celiac disease but I would caution you against thinking it could cure your symptoms.
  2. Isn't it just so hard to know? I would recommend being mindful of soy products. I wouldn't eliminate soy yet, just look to see if there is a pattern between soy and her reactions in the future. Her symptoms sound like a typical soy sensitivity reaction to me and processed meats tend to be high in soy protein. (But I am not a doctor and am on the same confusing journey as you. I am just trying to figure out what to feed my sons and keep them healthy too.)
  3. I feel your pain. I have been battling for an official diagnosis for 3 months now and changed pediatricians along the way. Currently we are waiting for the GI appointment in August. It makes me what to spring the $400 per person for mail order genetic testing and say the heck with the doctors. My whole family went gluten free to support my oldest son as part of an "experiment" to help his enuresis. (It helped dramatically and everything else fell into place.) I never even considered at the start of this journey that gluten could be causing all of our health problems. It turns out that my youngest son is even more sensitive and had more dramatic improvement in health than my oldest. Originally I had told my youngest that it was just in our home and we would take him out to eat on occasion etc. Then whenever we took him out he was extremely ill afterword. Currently we are all gluten and dairy free. This week my youngest had a severe reaction to soy and my oldest had a mild reaction to it so now we are soy free as well.