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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 have a skin disease that is unrelated to gluten sensitivity. For this I have seen several dermatologists, a few primaries, my OBGYN, and a rheumatologist. Each doctor is puzzled as to why a 28 yr old has hair loss and anemia. I recently found out these are symptoms of celiacs. Doctors dont have all the answers and sometimes they dont want to hear you, but if you think you might know whats wrong, speak up until you get through.
  2. Thanks for your input. I know a few people who have gone gluten free, but by choice not because the they celiacs so its nice to talk with someone in the same boat. I am the type of person who needs to know, especially if I'm damaging my intestines. I have been eating gluten but its only been about 1 serving per week. This test is aweful! Like you have to purposefully poison yourself to get acurate results. Not sure if I can increase my intake. It hurts too much. I might have to live without knowing.
  3. I need help and don't know what to do next. I have been tested for allergies and came back positive for milk, wheat, peanut and egg allergies. On a scale of 0-5 (5 being worst)wheat is a 2. The other allergies are 2 or below as well. Wheat is the only one I have reactions to. When I eat wheat I get migranes, joint pain in knees, elbows, and ankles, I feel tired and weak, within the past 3 months I have started to get stomach cramps that last for days and blood in my stool, sometimes so much it looks like I've gotten my period. I even get the rash that is common with gluten intolerance dermatitis herpetiformis. To me this seems a little more serious than an allergy. I had a blood test for celiacs and it was negative. I wasn't eating gluten at the time and I hear that can give a false negative. All my doctors say it's just an allergy and they couldn't even diagnose my rash I had to look it up online. It's definately what I have when I don't eat wheat it disappears. Should I insist on further testing?