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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 luv tea and coffee!! if we lived close together the 3 of us would make great friends
  2. hi yes yes n yes! its kinda silly but like u said there’s nothing to focus on! are u on east coast?? im always looking for new friends! but anyway its like im in a funk! i had a heart procedure in may then i was diagnosed w celiacs along w my father! so my fam is supportive as well as my physical therapy which i used up! but just got diagnosed w vertigo n they are treating me for that! but ive been screaming for a vacation pr sm to look forward to! i also just turned 40 so myb mid life crisis! lol but i know exactly how u feel!!
  3. Eating At A Chinese Restaurant

    i am curious how this is possible bc my gi said soy sauce culprit! i passed up dinner w friends tho the place they go prob wouldnt ever be doable
  4. Mysterious me!

    for eye issue i think its your skin products or shampoos or soap. fir years i had itchy skin n rashes. turned out im allergic to sulfate. im not sure if that has gluton in it but i switched to aveno. once i used my moms shampoo bc i ran out n turn red lobster!! also make up or products or allegeons make my eye water all time! smtimes it’s something in air but i dont know what !!
  5. Denver area doctor

    i do know of a doc that has celiacs but they are in thexstate of pa. as far as disability a couple tips. first list all ur diagnosis big or small n in order of significance. second explain how the symptoms prevent u from working. u listed bakery. say i cannot work in environment where i am exposed to gluton and since my training work experience or skill set is in bakery or hospitality i am unable to perform duties of these jobs bc my exposure to gluton makes me sick. therefor causing me to miss work n miss pay. go farther and say celiacs causes me to be fatigued and unable to concentrate. these are examples w out knowing ur full story. and how to word it so it is more legit. i hv had disability due to other issues. another thing if celiacs is anyway affecting ur joints say that. give concrete answes. dont just list stuff they think could be symtoms of anything. goodluck. also list what treatment you hv received. example if u get physical therapy. u want provide details of how it affects u on a daily basis. not everything that u hv experienced.
  6. okay first i would start w different gi doc bc if you are going get tested you should not be gluton free! that will affect test! as for bread u hv eat gluton free bread if u are celiacs! gluton is in or is flour its not its just weat! flour is in alot of things! some plp that hv celiacs are allergic to dairy. i know alot abt this bc several plp including me in my life that are celiacs! things to avoid would be salads w croutons, most soups out bc the broth made w flour, all bread unless its specified gluton freee n baked goods unless otherwise specified gluton free!
  7. i would in future when they schedule your test tell them your allergic to gluton! i always get sick in test but one time it was before they did the dye! i just recently found out so i hvnt had test post diagnosis.? but i can relate bc i throw up after every procedure from anesthesia n every mri! they are not going give anyone meds that will kill you! they might not agree w u but they wont kill u! my advise tho in furure tell them ahead time and maybe there is alternative they can use.
  8. the first test is the general test for bloodwork. when i got mine back it was right @ 26. i was in range. your number is not btwn 26-217 its out of range. that doesnt mean anything. i think its a negative but by your symptoms it could be a sensitivity! i would still consult your doctor! your iga is in range. that is probably a positive but for what i am not sure! dont dismiss these results! i hope u find out soon! ps the last 2 numbers are w in range that could also be positive. i would question the results i said could be positive. again im not doctor but i hv had vitamine defianciencies for years and kinda learned interpret bloodwork! speaking of has anyone tested your iron n vit D or B?? i dont c it on here. that would be something to treat whether its related to celiacs or not. good luck also was this fam doc or gastrial interology? they are the specialist ypu go to for celiacs!
  9. ps it took me 8 years to get proper diagnosis! my docs soley focused on vitamine d and sometimes iron! both were low at times! not once occured to them do proper celiacs test till my dad met his doctor!!
  10. you need go to gastrial interplogy both my dad n i diagnosed their! we hv similar yet cery different symtoms! they should do bloodwork for celiacs an endoscopy probably! then focus on vitamines!
  11. Trazodone And/or Essential Oils

    Yes it may be the trazadone. Medications can hv gluton in them. Its funny you say that bc i was just diagnosed celiacs. But I have sleep issues prior and I took trazadone. I remember getting rashes, I couldn't say for sure that it was at the same time but probably was given your description and both things occured along time ago!
  12. ps if u live in pa i can reccend specialist for u
  13. hello. you have described exactly me! i used to stand eight hours a day on my feet! i started hving joint pain in college, i am now almost 40. i hv other health issues as a baby but the similar symtoms you describe started showing up post college graduation. they are the fatique and fog, not sleeping. jpint pain n cracking- more of stiffness. if i were u i would ask for referreal to gasterial interology and they can administer a proper blood test. also have your doctor do a vitamines d n iron level test! if they are low, anemia is sign. i did not hv stomach issues. this is a disease effects everyone differently and fam docs are not up on this. i am no doctor but we hv very similar symptoms. also, it is hereditary. if there is anyone in your fam @ all who may hv it its very poss for you to hv it. this is how i found out. my dad was diagnosed then they tested me few months later bc i was dealing w other issues first and i have it!! also it can be brought on by stress. i hv no idea how but more one person has said that! i seriously would ask to go to gastrial interology. you dont hv hv stomach pains or diarria go there. they diagnose more effectively then fam doc. by the way i received routine blood work for years bc of anemia and nobody thought celiacs till my dad was diagnosed. hope this helps u n u get in w right people. also do not go gluten-free before test bc that affect results! best of luck!! the symptoms are real. i hope u get answers sooner then i did!!
  14. I have had mobility issues but not certain if due to celiacs. i hv read several articles about this perphial nuerologic affect of being low on vit b12! my physical therapist doesnt know where connection lies but i keep finding info! anyway i can relate i started w knee problems and w limited mobility became stiff too. had knee surgury in 08 n it never went straight! ive had bouts pt to treat contractor plus subluxation of patella! my gait is crouched now n walk w walker! its hard to imagin this could be caused by celiacs! any sugg on info n tupes treatment!!