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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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hi,

 

just received my appointment for allergy tests on the 8th may.so now ive got to go through all the notes ive made over the months and try and make some sense of them. im really worried coz i just clam up when im in the docs, i do it every time even when i write notes down and take them with me.

is there something i should be asking for or saying? - other than the obvious "this is what happens when i eat such and such"

has anyone had allergy tests and been through the initial consultation? just dont want them to say i dont really need the tests done.

thanks

 

 

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Hi johl,

 

I'm the same way, I have to have my printed notes when I see a doctor.

Some are annoyed but most don't mind and some compliment me.

 

I saw an allergist to see what foods were causing me my asthma.

She did the IgE skin scratch test.

 

My doctor also told me to ask her about my fibromyalgia as she's an immunologist but

she didn't know much.  She was snappy the whole time.

 

As for the testing for the Celiac, she said to do tTG and the (outdated) AGA tests.

I couldn't believe how out of date she was.

I expected a specialist to be up to date.

I learned of the DGP from reading on this site.

 

Good luck with the allergist appointment and don't be shy to bring your notes.

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I went to an allergist as I was still having issues after going gluten free. she did skin tests and just started with the more likely offenders in her experience. turned out to be allergic to dairy and soy which I had suspected after doing some elimination testing on my own.

 

all in all it turned out to be just what I needed as it confirmed my feelings of what I was reacting to.

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thanks for the reply,s 

 

im in the process of sorting and rewriting my notes up - feel like im in college again!!!  just hope i get some answers this time.

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I'm seeing a gastroenterologist soon.

I've been preparing notes too but last night I dreamed I was having a consult with a gastroenterologist and I brought the wrong notes.

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ha! :D marcus, 

 

im not at that stage yet! but i have been transformed back in time to my school days where i would put off doing my homework until absolutely the last minute which meant i had to stay up to 3 in the morning to finish it!!! im currently watchin telly, drinking a brew and messing about on my computer with my notes beside me - untouched!! at least ive got till next wednesday to sort them out.... 

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