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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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Please help!!

 

I have been recently diagnosed with a possible gluten intolerance, and was advised by my doctor to try a gluten-free diet.  It seems that there are thousands of websites on tips and tools of this problem, but where do I start? 

 

 

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!

 

Thanks so much!!

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Please help!!

 

I have been recently diagnosed with a possible gluten intolerance, and was advised by my doctor to try a gluten-free diet.  It seems that there are thousands of websites on tips and tools of this problem, but where do I start? 

 

 

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!

 

Thanks so much!!

 

First thing I did when I decided to try gluten free was sort the kitchen. I live with people who do not cook/eat gluten free. So separating everything was a big help. I have my own corner of the kitchen cabinets where I've looked over all the labels and I know anytime I go there the food is "safe". Start with the obvious foods, but using the websites and tools you have - identify what ingredients in your food labels may contain "hidden" gluten and take it from there.

 

I haven't gotten so far as separate toaster, pots, pans, although I do have separate cooking utensils. I will most likely finish the job once I'm completely off my gluten challenge. 

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Hi casharp,

 

Before you take gluten out of your diet, have you been blood tested for celiac or undergone an endoscopy?  You must be consuming gluten for both of these tests, and do NOT let the doctors tell you otherwise :)   If not, it would probably be a good idea to at least get the blood test done for it.  Your PCP can order this test.  A full celiac panel is:

 

DGP igA

DGP igG

ttg igA

ttg igG

EMA

Total igA serum- this test is a control to make sure you produce enough igA for the other igA results to be valid

 

Welcome to the forum!  

 

Please help!!

 

I have been recently diagnosed with a possible gluten intolerance, and was advised by my doctor to try a gluten-free diet.  It seems that there are thousands of websites on tips and tools of this problem, but where do I start? 

 

 

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!

 

Thanks so much!!

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To echo the others above...  

 

My previous doctor gave me the same bad advice as you got. :angry:

 

That was a big mistake for me to not be tested back when I was at my worst.

 

It's worth the money to do a Celiac panel    total IgA,   tTG-IgA,  DGP-IgA,  DGP-IgG  as you will get answers.

 

It's worse to be in a state of uncertainty. :wacko:  

 

Eat lots of bread and gluten and get tested to know once and for all. -_-

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Trust me you need to be tested prior to going gluten free. I have a long story about that. I was gluten free for a year and a half and then thought I wasn't Celiac. I never had a test one way or the other. I broke out in DH last month and tested highly positive for Celiac when they did the lab work. Make sure you get it right the first time. You don't ever want to have this rash.  

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