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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. I had the Celiac Panel tests done last week. I had stopped eating gluten when I found a thread on this site where people were describing their symptoms. Then I started eating it again after reading the tests come out better when you are eating gluten. I tried to stay on it but couldn't keep eating it. I stopped 3 days before the test because my symptoms all came back worse and I had other symptoms. It was too painful to continue. My doctor thinks 3 days won't make a difference. I'm just hoping he is right. I don't ever want to eat gluten again! This morning I realized it was probably dumb to eat the enchiladas but I couldn't imagine them having wheat. Thickener for sauce makes sense. I think I'll just bring my own food from now on. My mother in law told me I could eat her German hamburgers. I know she mixes a roll in with the meat before cooking so I can't have them anymore. She in a nice way kinda argued with me that her hamburgers don't have gluten. I had to explain it... I think that could happen with a lot of people.
  2. Has anyone found gluten in enchiladas? I went to a party last night. I read labels for most things but there were enchiladas and refried beans without labels. I can't imagine why there would be gluten in either of those. This morning it is painful to drink. I don't want to think about eating. This is what happened when I reintroduced gluten the last time. Each day my symptoms got worse. I'm hoping all symptoms won't be repeated! I also had ice cream and some potato chips but I read the labels on those. This makes me not want to eat anything I didn't make! I haven't been diagnosed with Celiac Disease but I'm waiting for the tests to come back. This could be something totally different. I don't know what is happening!
  3. Thank you. I see my doctor tomorrow. I'm going to ask for the tests you suggested and for a referral to a GI doctor. I'm sure I'll be back here to learn more. I'm about to look at the links you posted. I appreciate you responding so quickly. The information you gave is very helpful.
  4. Hello, I think I have a problem with gluten. I had a baby in February. Shortly after his birth I started having sulfer burps that would start between 6 to 9 pm followed by diarrhea until 10 am the next day. At first I thought I caught some stomach bug but after a few times noticed a pattern. This problem has gotten more frequent and now I'm experiencing bloating and pain when eating and drinking. I found a thread about nocturnal diarrhea on this site one night. As I read the posts I almost started to cry. I could have written any of them. I decided to cut out gluten the next day. All my symptoms went away within a few days. Then I read that you need to eat gluten for the tests to come out accurate. I began eating gluten again. That is when I started having a lot of pain when eating anything with gluten. It actually took about 3 days for the symptoms to come back. I don't know what tests my doctor will order but I stopped eating gluten again because it hurts so much and I can't take very good care of my children with the symptoms. I also passed a kidney stone about a week ago and have another still there. I don't know if this could be related or not. What I need to know is this: How long before testing do I need to eat gluten? What tests are important to have? Is there any way to eat gluten and calm the symptoms of gas, pain and diarrhea so I can function well enough to care for my children? Is there a problem with nursing a baby with Celiac Disease?