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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 jessie I totally understand how you feel! I think it is completely normal. My daughter was diagnosed in Dec. through a blood test. She just turned 2. I was pretty devastated at first, and cried the whole day when i found out. My 6 week old son was in the hospital at the time so it was pretty stressful. After the first day though i felt relieved because we finally knew what was wrong with her and knew what we needed to do to make her healthy. Also she could have been diagnosed with something much worse! She also has been traumatized by tests and doctors and I was having such anxiety about her having the biopsy done. She had it in the first week of Feb. and it went much smoother than i had anticipated. My husband reacts just like yours. He thought I was crazy when I got teary eyed in the grocery store looking at all the foods she can't have. Like the other posters said there is really so much information and products available. It certainly will mean some changes in your lives. I feel heart heavy when I look at her, but i take great joy in seeing the happy child she has become since we have made changes in her diet. So stay strong! it will get easier and easier every day. Maria