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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 so much for the feedback, guys! These are some very good points you've made, especially concerning children and family genetics. Fortunately everyone in my family sees the same family practicioner and I do have lots of confidence in her... I can also contact her via email to ask her about the tests. Wondering how much of my hesitation comes from being afraid of the results! Ahhh!! But even if they are "normal" I'm still going to try gluten-free for a while. Partly its because our family has a huge addiction to everything made with wheat and it would force us to become mindful of what we eat. Thanks for listening and for your advice
  2. Hello! I'm just wondering what the benefit of being tested for celiac is. My hubs and I were going to try going gluten-free for a month to see if we feel any better but I've never talked to my doc about my idea. Its mostly for my husband who has IBS but we both also have seasonal allergies (plus asthma for me), anxiety, occasional fatigue (but hey, we've got a toddler to chase around) and I also get vertigo/dizzy spells a couple times a year. I don't think we have celiac because our symptoms are usually very manageable, but thought we may have gluten sensitivity. I've also heard that some people handle gluten much better after taking a break from it... has that happened to anyone on here? I just wonder why its not enough to go gluten-free, see how we feel, and let that be the test.