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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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    Hey Alannah! I'm 19 and was diagnosed 3 years ago, so I can understand what you are going through! Firstly, I must say you're quite lucky with the doctors that you have. Before I discovered that I had celiac disease, I was very very malnurished and was literally on the verge of dying. I've been misdiagnosed many times with the most rediculous things; one doctor even had the nerve to tell me that I didnt have anything at all- that it was all in my head! So my road to diagnosis wasnt the best, it was actually my mom who came up with the idea that I had celiac disease. Be prepared for a very hard year ahead of you, there are going to be some tough times. You'll also discover how sensitive you are to gluten. Some people have it very mildly, and will only get a stomach ache, whilst others like myself only need a crumb in order to end up in hospital in need of morphine to make the pain go away. But don't be too alarmed, dont mean to scare you! After a while it will all become normal to you Best of luck! Tess