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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. ***UPDATE*** 7/17/2017 I went into the doctor and was told my insurance wouldn't pay for the blood test unless I was anemic (I am not) or I have a family history. I was also told that without insurance this test is expensive 300 or 400 dollars. At this point I think I will just do my best to just not eat any gluten and pray my health won't suffer. The end result is the same...no eating gluten. But I can't help feeling disapointed
  2. Oh wow thank you for this information. There is just so much to learn that I wouldn't have guessed it could be so complicated. You mentioned gum disease...my teeth have always been bad I really do wonder how this will affect them. I wish you the best in following your diet. Thank you for your support and well wishes.
  3. Hi Awol, Wow you really go through a lot! I can imagine you have somewhat of a relief actually finding out it's not IBS so that you could at least know... I'm tired of being so careful thanks so very much for your welcome!!!
  4. Thanks JMG, I just posted a question about Celiac testing. I had hoped to get tested next week for the blood tests, have an appointment Monday. Thanks for the heads up about the thread being older. I'm just so excited and happy that I am learning more about what's wrong with me and all the support of course. Thank you!
  5. I recently became aware that I have been Gluten Intolerant. I began immediately eating gluten-free even though it's a large learning curve, and I fail often to eliminate gluten from my diet. This results in symptoms such as swelling of the belly, joint pain, anxiety, almost within 30 min or less, then other times I will have Migraines, foot pain, diarrhea gas and bloating. Recently, The symptoms are more pronounced and come much faster than when I first found out I was intolerant. The bottom line, I would like a diagnosis whether or not I have the disease. If I have only been eating gluten-free since May (and that with Several mistakes) does anyone think I would have an accurate result either by blood tests or Endoscopy?
  6. Within 30 minutes, my belly will swell up, and I will appear pregnant even though I am in my 50's. I will also have moderate pain in my feet, but more so in the right foot. These are the two immediate things that stick out to me. Since I am new to the gluten-free lifestyle, everyday, I mess up and eat something wrong! It's highly frustrating. Later on, other lovely symptoms kick in, such as anxiety, migraines, restless leg syndrome, the list goes on and on. When I first found out I was Gluten intolerant, I could eat a cheat and I wouldn't know until the next day. now it's about under 30 min.