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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. Hi Matt, Thank you very much for a thorough response. Your link seems to cover pretty much all the questions one might have in my current situation. I appreciate it. Have a wonderful day, Lex
  2. Unfortunately it's too late for the blood test unless I go back on gluten again, which is not something I want to do. Thanks for the link you shared. It is instructive.
  3. Hi Jmg, and thanks for your response. 2 weeks ago I went gluten free without having tested for celiac. I know now that that was a mistake but unfortunately I did not know at the time. As I have been informed, to do a blood test one have to be on gluten for at least 6 weeks prior to the test. In any case, by the end of the first gluten free week, I felt exceptional improvements in typical IBS symptoms. I had higher energy, and I generally felt much better. By the end of the second week, however, some of the symptoms began to recur, like fatigue and upset stomach. I know I am a noob and probably I should wait longer for my system to stabilise, so, I apologise if my post is noobish.
  4. Hi everyone. I was just wondering if anyone knew of an easy way to determine whether one's gastrointestinal reaction is to gluten or to fructan. Cheers, Lex
  5. Thank you for your response, trents. So far it appears to have been a one time incidence.
  6. Plenty of leafy greens and fruits. Also eggs and meat. Fermented garlic, daily. And some soy milk. There might have been unintentional gluten exposure prior to the stool incidence...
  7. Hi everyone, and thanks for having put together such a large body of information on this website. I am not a diagnosed celiac, but, having studied my symptoms for a while, I decided to go gluten free and see what happens. I started my new gluten free diet precisely a week ago. Within 3 or 4 days I started to feel different. Better bowel movement. More energised. Less irritable. Today, however, I observed that I had pale (clay coloured) stool. It's the first time in my life that this has happened, and I believe it must have something to do with the change in my diet. Is this a good sign or a bad sign? I apologise if my question is redundant to some.