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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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   Went to Doc. Asked him for the Celiac test. he had it done , plus regular blood terst :) but the girl didn't take enuf blood for Celiac, the place that was doing the blood test called, I went in and gave more blood, they even took more , just in case. So I went home and waited. Dr. office calls a few days later and the girl said my bllod test were all normal. I asked her, What about my celiac test, she said your blood test were all normal, sooo in my head , no Celiac... I was thinking, ok I must be just sensitive . What ever!! So that was a couple weeks ago. Today I got a letter in the mail asking to call the Dr's office , I do,  they told me my Celiac test was positive ... well I argued and she said my test was right there in front of her... I don't think my Celiac test had been in yet when my other blood tests were in .. So Wow!! was my 1st thought!!! 2'nd thought was Yay! I have answers!! 3rd thought! I have to go back on gluten to go see another dr. I can do it!! I will make sure I take care of me!!! Thanks for everything!! I love this site!! I had Nooooooo idea how long a Celiac test took!! Answers! Are wonderful!! 

 

If you get a blood test for Celiac , Ask how long before the test come back!!! Altho the blood draw person may give a stupid answer like "ohhh a couple of days" 

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so glad you're getting answers!! 

 

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   Went to Doc. Asked him for the Celiac test. he had it done , plus regular blood terst :) but the girl didn't take enuf blood for Celiac, the place that was doing the blood test called, I went in and gave more blood, they even took more , just in case. So I went home and waited. Dr. office calls a few days later and the girl said my bllod test were all normal. I asked her, What about my celiac test, she said your blood test were all normal, sooo in my head , no Celiac... I was thinking, ok I must be just sensitive . What ever!! So that was a couple weeks ago. Today I got a letter in the mail asking to call the Dr's office , I do,  they told me my Celiac test was positive ... well I argued and she said my test was right there in front of her... I don't think my Celiac test had been in yet when my other blood tests were in .. So Wow!! was my 1st thought!!! 2'nd thought was Yay! I have answers!! 3rd thought! I have to go back on gluten to go see another dr. I can do it!! I will make sure I take care of me!!! Thanks for everything!! I love this site!! I had Nooooooo idea how long a Celiac test took!! Answers! Are wonderful!! 

 

If you get a blood test for Celiac , Ask how long before the test come back!!! Altho the blood draw person may give a stupid answer like "ohhh a couple of days" 

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Good example of why I tell people to get a copy of the report!

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Oh... And I forgot! Welcome to the club!

Disclaimer: due to the increase in Celiac and NCGI diagnoses, the secret decoder rings and official membership pin are on back order. You should receive yours about the same time they stop growing wheat in Kansas.

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Wow.  i'm glad that you know! :) If you have to do a gluten challenge, I hope it's not too hard on you.

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Oh... And I forgot! Welcome to the club!

Disclaimer: due to the increase in Celiac and NCGI diagnoses, the secret decoder rings and official membership pin are on back order. You should receive yours about the same time they stop growing wheat in Kansas.

I almost had tea coming out my nose on that reply, Kareng...... :lol:

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And here I was expecting a ring and pin!! Wheat in Kansas? I have wheat growing down the road from me!! 

Thanks for your replies!! It is wonderful to know!! I Have wonderful friends that are very supportive of me with this!! I am so blessed!! Now my poor daughter!! Her husbands mother was Diagnosed with Celiac about 6 months ago. So my Daughters 3 Kids have a double whamy!! I have told my oldest daughter but not my son. I need to give him a call and let him know. I should tell my sisters also. I guess! Is this something every Family member on my side should know? Most everyone lives so far from me. 

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... I guess! Is this something every Family member on my side should know? Most everyone lives so far from me. 

That's great you are letting everyone know. It can really spread out through a family. On my dad's side, his maternal aunt and one of my cousin's kids has celiac disease, but I suspect another cousin. On my mom's side, I have a first cousin with it, and a couple of more that I suspect. I think if everyone was tested there would be a couple of more cases.

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welcome to the best club you never wanted to join  ^_^

 

wait.  you mean EVERYBODY gets a secret decoder ring????!!!!  so much for my inflated ego and mad celiac skills.  so, does everybody get the tinfoil hat, too???  geez.  what a rip... <_<

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welcome to the best club you never wanted to join  ^_^

 

wait.  you mean EVERYBODY gets a secret decoder ring????!!!!  so much for my inflated ego and mad celiac skills.  so, does everybody get the tinfoil hat, too???  geez.  what a rip... <_<

 

As I remember...the tinfoil hat was your idea....  tinfoilhatsmile.gif

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As I remember...the tinfoil hat was your idea....  tinfoilhatsmile.gif

 

 

Checking the air waves for incoming celiacs from space again, K??

 

well, w8tin4 dave.... :)

 

All I can say is: Welcome to the family. Read all you can. Ask questions. Live a long and happy  gluten-free life.

 

I highly recommend this book for you and your family:

 

Real Life with Celiac Disease

by Melinda Dennis and Daniel :Leffler

 

http://www.reallifewithceliacdisease.com/

 

and the Newbie 101 thread which was written by some chick we know..

 

I will refrain from commenting further on the inept way you were given the results of your blood work, emphasize that you should always get copies of everything ever run in a lab and I have no idea why it took so long for you to get the celiac panel results as they usually come back within days around my neck of the woods. And I live in the woods.

 

Whatever!....you know now and your positive attitude will be your best advantage. ;)

 

I'll go check on the shipment of decoder rings, pins and the latest addition...tee shirts that say 

 

"Gluten free is sexy. Like me." 

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As I remember...the tinfoil hat was your idea....  tinfoilhatsmile.gif

 

 

This is Arlene....Not me!  B)

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This is Arlene....Not me!  B)

 

 

'scuse me. K....my bad

 

lemme try that again....ahemmm

 

" Checking the airwaves for incoming  celiacs from space, Arlene?"

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As I remember...the tinfoil hat was your idea....  tinfoilhatsmile.gif

ohhh, yeah.....  prototype........

 

This is Arlene....Not me!  B)

see what she did there?   B)

 

'scuse me. K....my bad

 

lemme try that again....ahemmm

 

" Checking the airwaves for incoming  celiacs from space, Arlene?"

NOTME!!!  (whistling......)   :)   maybe.......

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thinking to myself....after this, w8tin4dave may not WANT to be part of this lunatic family.... ^_^

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thinking to myself....after this, w8tin4dave may not WANT to be part of this lunatic family.... ^_^

I think W8 has a sense of humor. If not, I have wasted some of my best material!

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Oh... And I forgot! Welcome to the club!

Disclaimer: due to the increase in Celiac and NCGI diagnoses, the secret decoder rings and official membership pin are on back order. You should receive yours about the same time they stop growing wheat in Kansas.

 

 

That was funny! Thanks for giving me a smile before I even finished my first cup of coffee this morning.  :D

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I think W8 has a sense of humor. If not, I have wasted some of my best material!

 

yes!! I know she does, otherwise I would not have taken so many liberties myself.  :lol:

 

That was funny! Thanks for giving me a smile before I even finished my first cup of coffee this morning.  :D

 

apparently, you have NOT wasted your best material, K!

 

Now if we can get her to spit the coffee on the laptop, then we have really done our jobs!

 

Good morning, Missy BB! ;)

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see, you would have gotten me with spitting the coffee, BUT, I am wise to ya, lol. make sure I don't read till after I swallow.

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see, you would have gotten me with spitting the coffee, BUT, I am wise to ya, lol. make sure I don't read till after I swallow.

 

Took me a while to catch on to the morning coffee lesson, then if I cruised by later on the day, I'd get caught with the cocktail spit.

 

(Shroomie liked to make fun of me for that one) :)

 

Now, I am a pro. I sip, swallow, put it DOWN on the table next to me... and, then read. 

 

ack! So many mental machinations to perform...mutter mutter mutter

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And here I was expecting a ring and pin!! Wheat in Kansas? I have wheat growing down the road from me!! 

Thanks for your replies!! It is wonderful to know!! I Have wonderful friends that are very supportive of me with this!! I am so blessed!! Now my poor daughter!! Her husbands mother was Diagnosed with Celiac about 6 months ago. So my Daughters 3 Kids have a double whamy!! I have told my oldest daughter but not my son. I need to give him a call and let him know. I should tell my sisters also. I guess! Is this something every Family member on my side should know? Most everyone lives so far from me. 

I hope you all seen this!! Lol yes I have a sense of humor! Haha I will be w8in4aring!! Hopefully 1 carat upscale diamond!! Maby a chocolate diamond? Every one LOVES chocolate!! :)

 

Wipes coffee off of computer screen.. Ohhh it from the other side!! 

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So should I go back on Gluten before I see this gastroenterologist???? I have already been diagnosed! I actually don't think I was totally off of gluten anyway! There are some hidden things I didn't know about!! I had a salad the other day and it sent me right to the restroom!! Here I foind out the Blue Cheese is glutenized!! I think I remember reading that , but totally forgot!! Really!! How long does it take to be Totally Gluten Free anyway!! ???

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Blue cheese is safe for Celiacs. Not sure who made your salad? If it was purchase somewhered, that may be your problem. It is possible Blue cheese dressing might have flour in , I guess.

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Ok so wait, seriously, no ring? I'm so upset right now! What about a t shirt? Can I get a t shirt? :D

 

Glad you're getting answers. So many Dr's give misinformation so do GOOD research before you see GI. One GI told my neice, "well, I want to do endoscopy to see how much damage there is to see how much gluten you can have on a regular basis." When I heard that, I screamed, "FIND ANOTHER GI !!"

 

They just DON'T always know.

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