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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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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?