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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. I am curious on what others think.... I am new to gluten-free, I have already seen major improvments in myself only after a short time. I chse to go gluten free on my own. I am wondering if I should start back up on the gluten and go get the testing done. Honestly, I DO NOT want to go back, I felt horrible and am not sure if getting a diagnosis is worth the misery for me. Thanks
  2. Hi, I am new to going gluten-free, I have not yet been diagnosed as having celiac disease, nor do I know for sure if I have an intolerance. I have an appt with my family dr in a few weeks and am going to see a natural path this week. Here's my history: since I was a baby I have dealt with excema, milk and dairy intolerance. As I got into my teens I have had bowel issues, constantly going to the washroom, scared to eat, etc. As I got older the washroom trips have become more frequent 6-7 times a day, always diahrea. I also have been getting boils under my arms and on my legs, no dr prescribed creams or antibitotics have cleared them up. I recently had a colonoscope done to test for crohns or colitis, and 2 polyps where removed. I have not received my results yet. The Dr did say that he didn't see any visable signs of either. I am over weight, I need to loose atleast 75lbs to put me in the high end of a healthy BMI. I find when I am home I would eat eat eat, I knew there was a bathroom near so it didn't matter as long as I filled my stomach and I would eat anything. So exactly 7 days ago, after my horrifying colonscope experience and fear of major bowel issues I researched many diet changes and came across gluten-free, celiac disease, all the sypmtoms screamed my name and I have been omitting any gluten and also processed foods. I feel fantastic, I have never felt better. My energy level has quadrupled and my mood is fantastic, ( I also am on anti depressents). I am no longer in the bathroom all day, only once or twice, my boils are clearing up, I had a patch of them and they are not looking inflamed. My excema has not changed yet, but hoping in time it will. So my couple of questions are; I have been dropping pounds like crazy, in 7 days I have lost 6lbs, is this normal? Should I be monitoring my calorie intake, to be sure I am getting enough or is filling my belly with fruits and veggies and lean meats enough to not worry about that? Also when I go to speak to my Dr and request to have tests done what am I looking to ask her? Thank you for reading, I look forward to responses!! Nicole