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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. Hello everyone. I started a gluten-free diet about a month and have been really strict with it. I haven't had tests to know if I have celiac, but I think from how much better I feel from eliminating it from my diet, I'm pretty sure I have gluten sensitivities at the least. I would like to get to the Dr. eventually, but at this time don't have insurance. I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago, but until I can get to the Dr. , I'm not really sure if that diagnosis was correct then or still is... with IBS/Crohns/Colitis/Celiac disease all having similar symptoms. I'm going to try and get there soon, so no need to tell me. Anyway, I figured I'd see if the gluten free diet helped with my issues, and it has helped my stomach a lot. I have many less bathroom trips, and I'd say my stomach discomfort is much less frequent. Overall the month of testing out different foods, everything has been going really well. Even my aches and pains feel a bit better. The only thing that worried me a little was I dropped 5 or 6 pounds, and was wondering if this was normal for anyone else. I've always tended to lose weight easier than gain any. I've always been around 5'8 and 130 pds. and I'm 32- I've come to accept I'm just a small guy, but more weight makes me nervous. So when I popped on the scale and was at 124 I figured, I'd ask. I know in the beginning it was hard to find as many foods to eat frequently so that may have been one reason. I also know weight fluctuates a couple pounds here and there, so I'm not overly nervous about it, especially since I feel a lot better and haven't really seen any noticeable change in waist size or anything. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. Thanks for all the help everyone. I'm going to wander around the grocery store tomorrow and just read labels. Lol. But, there's a lot more I found I can eat than I originally thought. My previous diet consisted a ton of snack foods like waffles, muffins, graham crackers, and so on. The cravings are rough at the moment, but I found some gluten free waffles that aren't too bad. Plus rice pudding is good. Any of you guys have favorite snack type foods? Thanks again
  3. Hello everyone. I have recently decided I would try and eliminate gluten from my diet which is going to be really hard. I'm determined to learn how to cook and give this a go, to try and see if it helps with my stomach issues. I'm just really confused with so many things containing gluten. I know veggies and fresh fruits are good and meats without seasoning. Also anything labeled gluten-free is a go. I've also heard rice and potatoes are good. I'm really more stumped by products to cook with like cooking sprays/ olive oils. Butter and that type of thing. If anyone can give me some good start up advice/ pointers it would be much appreciated. Trying to google everything, is making me nuts. Thanks