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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. Thanks for the replies! I'll have a look around for that one. I have a feeling it's not sold in Canada but maybe now that I've heard of it I'll see it. Happy New Year!
  2. Hi, can anyone recommend a gluten free soluble fibre supplement that they like/had luck with? Or any to stay away from might be helpful too. Thanks, Rachael
  3. Interesting quote about the tTG which i'm pretty sure is the one I'm going to take. "Tissue transglutaminase has been identified as the protein that is actually being targeted in the endomysium and the tTG test has been developed to measure antibodies to this protein directly rather than looking for its visual effect on the endomysium so it's easier, faster and less subjective than the endomysial test." Link to full article http://www.enabling.org/ia/celiac/diag-tst.html
  4. Thanks for the link that helps!! I certainly may have to go with a diagnosis through diet and not worry so much about the tests. Getting healthy is the priority. As I i've noticed even people with all the tests to proove they can't have gluten sometimes still lack support from people close to them Thanks, Rachael
  5. Hmmm so I'm guessing people have had negative results even after eating gluten for a long time perhaps it has to do with the individual. I'm not sure how much i was having either. I can see how a week wouldn't make much difference on the tests though now after reading some of the other posts. I still feel like I would be better off in the long run with a diagnosis. I'm worried that because my symptoms are so chronic that I wouldn't see improvement for a long time anyway. Of course self harm isn't the way to go either. The medical system would save so much money if they just exercised some preventative measures. I've been to the Dr's office so many times without any help, it's really strange that they are so eager to diagnose my symptoms and give me drugs but have no interest in why i'm sick beyond the most basic tests. I'm thinking maybe they haven't figured out how to cash in on Celiacs or early onset of other diseases:P Rachael
  6. Hello all, I'm really glad i found this forum. I'm trying to figure some things out and am finding I can relate to so many of the things being discussed here!! Where i'm at right now is I have been having symptoms that could be Celiac related since I was at least six yrs old I'm 31 now. About a week ago I went to a clinic really fed up with diarrhea/constipation, explnd some symptoms and now going for an Antitissue Transglutaminase blood test:P I wasn't eating much wheat as of the last three months, I never cut it out just bread mainly so I had soy sauce crackers, pizza and pasta here and there probably some hidden gluten as well. The Dr at the clinic said go eat lots of gluten containing foods and see me in a week with your blood test results. I've had an increase and change in symptoms in the last 5 days or so from increasing wheat and can see it is not good for me. I doubt I would be covered for additional testing or that I could even convince a Dr to run more tests if I was. I guess what I would gain if I tested positive is possibly more support from Dr's and maybe a small amount of financial assistance with a gluten free diet (i'm on a really low disability income). I guess the question is what are the odds with this test and is this just for Celiac detection or could it also be an indication of gluten intolerance alone. Also I have some other odd symptoms I haven't run across on this forum or on any searches I've done which i will have to get across to a Dr eventually. The strangest of these is what seems to be greasy urine, has anyone had that or know what that might be? Dr's seem to get tired of listening to all my symptoms about 1/4 way through so they are not getting the picture and of course the picture gets bigger when the symptoms get ignored, very frustrating. I need a good Dr but can't hold my breath. Any thoughts suggestions would be greatly appreciated, this is all rather overwhelming with all the information! Thanks. Rachael