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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. I appreciate the response. I have also read that if you haven't been Gluten free for over 6 months that you may still have accurate blood and endoscope results. Have any of you found that to be true or no?
  2. Hi All, I am wondering if I need to do the Gluten Challenge to be tested. I have been Gluten free about 4 months. Here is my story - About 3 years ago I started having stomach issues like painful gas, stomach aches, D, as well as extreme irritability, fatigue, thin nails, and pale coloring, . I looked into many different sources for my issues and eliminated things in my diet artificial sweetener. Long story short, I found information about Gluten symptoms and Celiacs and NCGS and thought BINGO!!! Of course I went straight to taking it out of my diet and saw a HUGE difference. I've been Gluten free for about 4 months now and I finally felt rested, happy, and my stomach seemed more normal. I rode that high for a bit until I started having stomach issues again. I am thinking I was getting CC'd as my family still eats Gluten. I worked hard to eliminate sources of Gluten and completely cleaned up my diet. Since then I have wondered about my twin 8 year-old-girls having similar symptoms and thought I really should be tested as well as get them tested. So here I am. I want to start with the blood tests and move on to the endoscope but wanted to know if I should do the Gluten Challenge first. I decided to try a small regular flour tortilla last night and I had terrible stomach issues within 30 minutes. I'm a small girl - 120 pounds and my stomach swelled up to the point I looked 6 months pregnant. The pain and bloating was more than I could bare. I barely slept last night and have had all kinds of stomach issues today. I am so scared to keep eating Gluten and function like a normal person but I also don't want the test results to be inaccurate. I would appreciate any feedback or insight!