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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? - 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

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  1. Wow, I found both the question and the answers very helpful. THANKS. I'm struggling with diagnosis (10 days, but who's counting). I'm sorry to say this - but I really felt like most of the "Gluten-free" people were just nut jobs, overly anxious about food poisoning, and just generally hypochondriacs. Now, I feel like that about myself too..... Sorry to all of you, that I now realize have a VERY REAL problem, and some of you from what I read are in worse shape than I am, and best of all, many of you have triumphed over the disease and give me hope! Please keep those answers coming and don't be offended by questions from those of us that are newly diagnosed and still trying to figure out what are symptoms of the disease and what are just normal problems that come with life.
  2. Wow, you guys make me feel way better, I been getting the exact same treatment from friends and coworkers for the last week. I was starting to think they were right and I was crazy, after all how could I be allergic to something I've been eating my whole life! I feel your pain, I get it! This forum has made me feel better for the first time since I was diagnosed, it's a real disease, and it's not just in your head, we need to hang together for support.
  3. Thanks again, and I' m sorry if that question offended some, but I am sure I am not the only person that wonders these things, No this isn't a Fad diet for me. I have probably had this disease for 10 + years! but I was only diagnosed 9 days ago. I finally got so bad that I went to a Gastrointerologist, and he had me tested for celiac's, the tests came back positive 9 days ago. Anyway, I'm going to try my best, and thank you all for the wonderful advice!
  4. Ok, like I said earlier today, I'm 9 days gluten-free. I feel better honestly, but I'm wondering if I need to go "cold turkey" gluten-free, or if I can "ease into this eating thing" What I'm really asking is "Can I cheat on this diet, and how sorry will I be when I do?" I almost caved the other day when my co-workers were all eating pizza and cookies.... I know I will break down at some point. How much wheat is too much? After all, I ate wheat products for 50 years, and I have only been sick for 10 years.... - Any advice?
  5. I've been gluten free for 9 days. It seems over whelming, glad to read such an encouraging post.