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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. Wow! I am thrilled for you! Great news! I am so glad that you updated us, that is so inspiring. 😁 If I may ask, what have they recommended for the gastritis? I may have that...not sure. Gastro agreed to do labs first, just in case my gluten reactions have changed...so I don't know. But I don't want any of the medications. Thanks and great job!
  2. Help!

    I hope you do, I would love to know what you learned.
  3. Help!

    Thank you again for suggesting this! I heard back from my Dr and he has ordered labs. He said we'd start there and then decide next steps based on those results. I am going to do a walk in to the lab tomorrow.
  4. Help!

    I think you could be right. I am going to ask my gastro Doc. Just sent him a message about it. Thanks for the suggestion!
  5. Help!

    I appreciate this a lot cyclinglady. I've been asked if I was glutened and I really don't think so. Usually my gluten exposures have resulted in massive D, body aches, headaches for 3 weeks or so. This is literally just upper abdominal bloating and burping. Uncomfortable, but that's it for a little over a month. I do wonder though...in December I ate out twice. Both times at a gluten free restaurant, though. But I usually only eat out about twice a year. I switched to a new gluten free flour because I wanted to try one. Should be fine right? Maybe I am not as careful about handwashing all the time as I was? My youngest started school this year and she has gluten there every day. I have also gone out for coffee several times recently, which should be fine? But who knows anymore. It does give me pause to think that maybe it is a very slight gluten exposure and not something terrible...so thank you for that!
  6. Help!

    Hi jms, I am so glad that you posted this as I am having a similar issue and am hoping you get some answers. Mine started on December 10th, according to my food/symptom diary. I have bloating in my upper abdomen...stomach area I'm thinking. I also feel like I need to burp all the time and do. I sound like I have been downing beers all day. It's frustrating and I don't know how to make it stop. Googling has led to it possibly being gastritis, along with some scarier things, but I am pretty sure if I go to the Dr he will think gastritis and want to start a PPI, which I don't want. I hope you get some answers that can help all of us!
  7. Thank you for sharing that! It's encouraging to hear!
  8. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I did, I may have eaten too much though!
  9. I'm so sorry to hear that! (((Hugs))) I do wonder if gluten has been causing the symptoms of what your Dr believed was gastritis. I think either a whole foods diet or whole foods plus certified gluten free for a time would be good. Maybe 6 months and then retest. In my house we only cook gluten free. I do let my kids have crackers and snacks that have gluten, but they are in their own area and everything has to be cleaned up after. I tried doing a shared kitchen after I was diagnosed, but it was too hard. I do all the cooking and decided that we would just cook gluten free things. My family fully supported me and brag about how my gluten free stuff is better than gluten stuff. 😀 Maybe it's time to make your home gluten free? Just a thought...big ((((hugs))))
  10. Wonderful news! Congratulations!! 😁😁
  11. Headache

    I try not to take a lot of ibuprofen as I know it's not great for my gut. But, when I need it, I take Costco's Kirkland ibuprofen. It is labelled gluten free and I have had no issues with it.
  12. I walk and do yoga. I started off slow, but was able to increase it as I felt better. They are still my 2 favorite ways to exercise.
  13. Yep. Initially I had the full panel. DGP was the only positive and it's the only one my doctor orders now.
  14. Hi Cristiana, It's hard to remember exactly, but somewhere in the low 20s. This was DGP though as that was my positive test. It has been much higher previously. The next time it tested negative.
  15. Hi fbmb! So glad to hear that you've been feeling well! I am excited to hear your results...it sounds like you have been doing a great job! 😁 For me, at 6 months the antibodies were lower, but still positive. The next time they were checked, between a year and a year and a half, they were negative. Do let us know!