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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. Ennis_TX, thank you for your advice! I have made the determination that I just should probably stick to whole foods for a while until things settle down! Thanks again!
  2. Hi Guys, I am still kind of new to this whole gluten-free thing. I had been really sick earlier this fall. Weight loss, cramping, diarrhea, fatigue, anxiety. I had a colonoscopy in August with nothing present. Then Had went to the ER and had a normal CT scan. Normal blood work, no celiacs. Then a week before my scheduled upper endoscope I went gluten-free and my symptoms drastically decreased. I spoke to my GI doctor and he said I was probably NCGI or possibly had celiacs, but since I was gluten-free a week before the endoscope I probably wouldn't get an accurate biopsy. He told me to avoid gluten and I should be fine, and to come back for the upper endoscope if things got worse. I am still trying to figure out what I can and can't eat. I was still getting the symptoms when I had corn, so cut that out. Then was only having left rib pain and silent reflux, so I cut out processed gluten-free food and bread. Now all I really eat is meat, fruit and veggies. For the last 5 days I have had slight nausea, not gurgling or anything like that, just very minimal nausea. This started after I ate gluten-free chicken strips and a gluten-free microwave meal last Wed., then had some Red wine and cookies with almond flour on Saturday (which I think messed me up). It is now Mondsay and I still feel a slight bit of nausea. I basically went gluten-free On Oct. 1st. Has anyone ever had this happen to them this far out from going gluten-free? Also, has anyone ever tried going gluten-free without having a positive blood test or endoscope? I am wondering if I should just get the endoscope. I was so worried before it may be stomach cancer, but maybe I should just rule it out. Just want to know if anyone else has experienced this. I have gained back about 10 pounds ( I was down 20), its just the light nausea that bothers me know, Thanks for your input!
  3. Thank you for the reply! I have been off corn and had very little soy and feel even better. I don't think I have an issue with sunflower or safflower oil, it was just in some of the corn products I was eating so that is why I though I had an issue with it. The only thing I notice now is slight discomfort under my left ribs every once in awhile but nothing bad, and I heard this can take awhile to go away.
  4. Hey everyone, I am new to this and relatively new to figuring out I was gluten intolerant. I had lost about 20 pounds over the course of 2 months and had a colonoscopy and scheduled endoscope to see what was going on. I was getting massive stomach cramps whenever I ate bread, explosive diarrhea when I had anything with lactose, and was in a state of continual brain fog and anxiety. The medication the doctors gave me, including PPIs didn't seem to help. I literally thought I was dying of stomach cancer. A week before my upper endoscope I started a gluten free diet and saw a massive reduction in my symptoms. My brain fog and anxiety went away almost immediately, so did my heartburn, I got this whenever I ate bread, and I didn't have the massive cramping feeling in my stomach, I gained back about 7 pounds, and my diarrhea began to go away. I had a blood test for celiac but was negative for it, the doctor told me the best way to tell was to continue to eat gluten and get my endoscope and have a biopsy done. Since I felt so good I decided not to get the endoscope, since the GI surgeon said I was either one of two things: celiac or had non-celiac gluten sensitivity. He said the treatment is the same for both; no gluten. The questions I have is I am still having some issues, it seems like if I eat anything with corn or soy I get diarrhea. I also still have a nagging discomfort under my left ribs. I have been gluten-free for about 2 weeks and that is what I am still experiencing. I have read that I may need to cut out soy, sunflower oil, safflower oil, and corn as well as the lactose and gluten to really start seeing good results. Has anyone else experienced this stuff before? Do you guys think I should have gotten the upper endoscope? Thank you so much for your input. When I was researching on what I could possibly have wrong with me, it was this site that made me try to go gluten free and it saved my health. I know most doctors don't recognized NCGI so I don't know how long I would have suffered though this, as no doctors I worked with suggested going off gluten. Thank you for your responses and God Bless! Josh