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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. Looks the same unless I make the browser window thinner by about 20%. If I make it 20% thinner the poster identities and new topic button show up.
  2. Looks the same. I appreciate the effort.
  3. I believe it's one slice of bread per day for 12 weeks. You should get the full celiac panel done because a high on any one test should lead to an endoscopy/biopsies being done by a gastroenterologist to verify a celiac diagnosis. The full celiac panel includes TTG IGA and IGG, DGP IGA and IGG, EMA, IGA.
  4. While I do see the button on my cellphone I still do not see the button on my tablet pc (it's a laptop in vertical ). I also do not see the posters names/pics. Screen resolution is 1440 x 2160 if that helps.
  5. If I were you I would get back on gluten and get the full celiac blood test done. It includes TTG IGA and IGG, DGP IGA and IGG, EMA, and IGA. You need to be consuming gluten for a negative to be valid. It only takes one positive result to get a gastroenterologist to do the endoscopy/biopsies. You have to be on gluten for all of it. A delay from gluten to symptoms is normal. A trigger event starting it all is also normal. I had week tendons at diagnosis
  6. Sorry, I don't have chrome. I have the same issue with Internet Explorer.
  7. Erased cookies and loggedin. Same issues.
  8. You're looking for a high on any one blood test. which would lead to an endoscopy/biopsies being done by a gastroenterologist. Must be eating gluten until all testing is done. 12 weeks of eating gluten before blood tests.
  9. Newb...Feeling Silly, But Better

    In America you can order your own blood tests at online places like directlabs.com or walkinlab.com. They do the same tests the doctors order. They are not covered by insurance. You can give the results to a gastroenterologist if there is a positive. I'm only suggesting this because your doctor "wouldn't allow" it. The full celiac panel includes: TTG IGA TTG IGG DGP IGA DGP IGG EMA IGA I use walkinlab.com (I'm not affiliated with them in any way). At walkinlab.com it's called the celiac comprehensive antibody test and costs $298.00 (not covered by insurance). The blood draw is done at your nearest Labcorp. You get your results in less than a week . You can see a sample report on their website. You have to have been eating gluten for the past 12 weeks for valid results.
  10. Did she get the full celiac blood test? It includes TTG IGA TTG IGG DGP IGA DGP IGG EMA IGA You only need a positive on any one test to need the endoscopy, which she has had. Anyway if she hasn't gotten all of the above blood tests then perhaps she can get them now. If one of the numbers is high you can use that as a baseline then check again in a couple of months to see if that number is going down on the gluten free diet. No gluten challenge necessary since she is already diagnosed. If the numbers are going down thatwould show that gluten free is working. Perhaps she would benefit from a simple diet of eggs, mild soups and stews, water to help things settle down.
  11. Wow! If your ranges are 20 or lower like cycling lady said you have to have celiac (not a doc). Those numbers are high! Stay on gluten until the endoscopy is done. Congratulations on now knowing that all you have to do is be extremely strict on the gluten free diet. It could take a while for your symptoms to go away.
  12. Cheese and dairy are only to be avoided if they are problematic. My numbers go down when I have cheese and ice dream.
  13. There's more than gluten that you added to your diet when you went off of low carb. Your issue could be something other than gluten.
  14. Sounds like he's doing great! Why not have the doctor test the levels now so you can see how he's doing?