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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I am going to the doctor for a "pre apt" on Wednesday. I was asking for a blood test, but they want me to come in for an appointment before they order the blood work. I haven't gone to this doctor for a long time. This was my family doctor growing up, but for the last 2 years or so I was going to a clinic that my school district offers for free (i'm a teacher). I switched to my husband's insurance in December, so now I have to go back to a family doctor. I'm just nervous about the visit. I wish I could order the blood work, get the results, and be done. Ugh. What all do I need to ask for? Any advice?
  2. I didn't know they had pre-made.... YUM! It's my favorite. Sorry.. this isn't helpful... but if you are worried I agree with above poster- making it yourself will be the best bet!
  3. Hi Everyone! I'm new to this forum. I recently went gluten free (it's been about a week and a half) because of some stomach issues and migraines. I thought gluten might be connected, so I decided to cut out gluten to see if it made me feel better. Before cutting out gluten, I did an Advocare cleanse for 24ish days, and didn't eat many gluten filled foods during that time. Long story short- I feel SO much better already. The very dull pain i've always had in my intestinal area is completely gone, which has never happened. I know it hasn't been long, but I am also not going to the restroom as much (used to go 2-3 times a day). So now I'm reading the forums, and I am kicking myself for cutting out gluten before I was tested for Celiac. With the cleanse and going completely gluten free, I'm not sure how accurate the tests would be. I absolutely hate my doctor, and was hoping to find a new one, which is why I didn't go in the first place before cutting out gluten myself. So my question is... If I call and schedule an apt for blood work, how long do I need to be eating gluten first? Also- what should I ask for? Just a celiac blood test? Thanks so much for your help! This forum has already been tremendously informative and helpful.