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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.
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Hello All,

 

This is my first post here and I'm hoping that more self-discovery will help me find relief.

 

First off, I don't know if I have Celiac's Disease, but I suspect after much research and my symptoms that I might. Some of my symptoms have been so off-the-wall that I never would have associated them with anything GI related, but after reading forums and articles, they just might be.

 

Hopefully a doctor's appointment later this month will lead to a referral to a GI specialist so I can get confirmation.

 

Til then, I am desperate to find relief and am willing to give gluten-free or atleast gluten-reduced living a try to see if my symptoms abate.

 

The scariest thing about all of this is I love to cook, but I couldn't afford to make my whole family eat this way and I can't be constantly cooking two meals. Is it possible that minor amounts of gluten and some during cross-contamination can be tolerated?  

 

Thanks in advance.

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Welcome to the board.

 

Just a quick warning note!  Do not start eating gluten free if you plan on pursuing testing.  Celiac testing requires you to be eating a full gluten diet.

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Don't go off of gluten until all of the testing is done.

 

No, those with celiac do not handle any trace amounts of gluten at all.

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Don't go off of gluten until all of the testing is done.

 

No, those with celiac do not handle any trace amounts of gluten at all.

 

Hmm. Well if people with Celiac don't handle any gluten at all then maybe I just have a gluten intolerance. Sighs. I understand the need to be eating a regular diet before testing, but that could be weeks if not months down the road. I thought I could at least try it and see if it gives any relief. 

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Unfortunately, "just having a gluten intolerance" can be just as painful as celiac.  Your body will let you know :ph34r:

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