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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? - 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

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  1. The endoscopy was negative for celiac, but showed inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis) and stomach (gastritis). R/O stands for rule out. Blood tests also negative for celiac.
  2. Icelandgirl, I think your doctor sounds reasonable. Your body is showing a genuine cholesterol issue (carotid partial blockage) and he is recommending lifestyle changes before drugs. I hope you can make a dietary adjustment that helps.
  3. I have a possible allergy to contrast dyes so my doctor prescribes pretreatment with prednisone and Benadryl.
  4. Oatmeal

    I don’t have obvious symptoms. My GI said I could try them for 6 months then retest my antibody levels.
  5. Some of Target's generics for Tylenol, Advil and Aleve are labeled gluten free.
  6. Congratulations. Keep up the good work.
  7. No, it won't tell you that, you'd have to call each manufacturer, if their website still lists it as a product. Based on the ingredients I found for sulfasalazine from one manufacturer (Greenstone) I'm not sure why it isn't safe, but that seems to be the consensus on the internet. Greenstone had starch but didn't list the source, that might be the problem. Or maybe it is how the active ingredient itself is produced, or maybe it is made on shared equipment, or...
  8. Here is the FDA list of manufacturers, if my link works. It is on the 4th page of "S" drugs. Just click on the drug name. methylprednisolone is on the 4th page of Ms. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/daf/index.cfm?event=browseByLetter.page&productLetter=S&ai=0 They may not all be making it any more, but this may be a place to start. The generic companies often have websites.
  9. Wow, it is nice that they call the manufacturer. I'll see if I can find a list of manufacturers on the FDA website.
  10. These are generic drugs that may be made by more than one manufacturer, you'd need to know the manufacturer to look up the inactive ingredients. I need to tell my pharmacy that I have celiac, I hadn't thought of that (I don't take anything on a regular basis).
  11. They might tell you what they saw visually, but visual doesn't always correlate with the biopsy. I got my biopsy results in a few days but most people here report a longer time.
  12. Yes you will hurt yourself eating gluten even if you don't have symptoms, although I'd call malabsorption a symptom. Some doctors don't seem to think Celiac is real. A doctor I was seeing for something unrelated to celiac recommended a test where radioactivity could accumulate in my small intestine. I asked if it would harm my intestine because I have celiac. His response "You probably don't have that". He said that with no evidence whatsoever. I'm skinny so I actually look like what doctors think a typical celiac should look like. I was able to respond, "well I just had a positive biopsy last week." He never apologized. I declined his test. Thank goodness we can treat this disease ourselves by diet without needing a doctor to write a prescription.
  13. Wifey, I agree, high result should be investigated, not just assume it is false positive because it is weird. (The marketing department couldn't believe the test could be wrong and was convinced I was going to go into anaphylactic shock when I did the cat allergen skin test).