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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. Eating Out, Is Salad Ok?

    Thanks for the advice. So when you go to a restaurant do you get funny looks asking for that. How do you go about asking for those things?
  2. Eating Out, Is Salad Ok?

    Is it safe for a Celiac to go to a restaurant and order a salad? no croutons of course and Gluten free dressing. Has anyone reacted from cross contamination with salad?
  3. The Ignorance Hurts My Brain!

    Oh my!! Some people these days just are so ignorant and the worst part is the doctor that didn't correct her! I have had a problem with people that are doing the gluten-free diet as a trend. They just don't understand how serious it is.
  4. Beauty Products

    I was diagnosed with Celiac last Friday, tTG was 74, still waiting on my scope which is this Friday. I was wondering with Celiac do I need to avoid beauty products with gluten? How careful do I need to be with cross contamination. Should I use my own utensils and cooking surfaces (I still have to cook for my non-gluten-free husband). Do I need to avoid dairy as well?
  5. Hello Triomam. I have had two blood draws done. one last month and one last week. My first tTG was 11 and second was 74. My Gliadin also increased from 10 to 20. The GI doctor told me that it is defiantly Celiac and I go in for a Scope on Friday. I am nervous to see how it looks and how much damage is done if any. Have you seen a GI doctor?
  6. Celiac Diagnosis Today

    Thanks so much, I will defiantly check those out. How long have you been gluten free?
  7. Celiac Diagnosis Today

    Ok, Thanks I will do that. Do you have Celiac? What symptoms have you had?
  8. Hello, I am 25 years old and I never considered Celiac as the cause of my stomach issues. I self diagnosed myself with IBS but I always just thought that I has sensitive intestines but never thought of Celiac. My Celiac journey started about a week before this last Christmas. I broke out in this weird rash while on vacation. I didn't think much of it until it wouldn't go away. I have sensitive skin so I just thought it was nothing. Then I notices I was eating more after eating so I saw my doctor and he did some blood test for food allergies. He also screening me for Celiac. All the allergy tests were negative but my tTG was slightly high at a 10. I was so shocked. I hadn't had any gluten for about a week prior to the test because I was on a diet so they said that it could have been even higher if I had eaten gluten prior to the test. So I was gluten free for 3 weeks and I felt amazing. No stomach pain, no diarrhea, constipation, or nauseousness. I had more energy and my emotional state was better. OK, So I thought I would make it official and see a GI doc for more testing. They told me to go back to a normal diet and scheduled me for a consult and a upper GI scope for the following month (2/28/14). They also had me do more blood work last week and I got those results today. They said my tTG was higher, from 10 to 74, and my Gliadin went from 8 to 19. Has anyone else seen results like this?? They told me that it is positive for Celiac Disease, but they still needed to do the scope for confirmation. They told me that there is no other conditions that cause blood results like this, has anyone had these tests be high and no have Celiac? I noticed that my symptoms were much worse after restarting a normal diet after being off for 3 weeks, is this normal? I need to suffer for another week until my scope then I will go back to Gluten Free. Any advise would be great.... Thanks