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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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If you read my post the other day you will see the long struggle and long list of symptoms I've had. Had an appointment today with the same GI that did my endoscopy. He said that just because my bloodwork and biopsy were negative for celaic it doesn't mean that I don't have it. Could be not enough damaged done yet, especially since this started only about a month ago. Wow, perhaps I found a knowledgable doc huh? Even the foot cramps I get points to it because I have low calcium in my blood work. Also I'm still loosing weight. Today I'm down to 105. I have a ultrasound to rule out gallstones but he is really leaning towards celiac or non celaic gluten intolerance (I was shocked he actually knew what this was) he said even if it is IBS gluten still upsets that condition so still same treatment.

 

So he says gluten free diet trial for a month, if I improve then lifelong gluten free diet. If I don't then go back to see him.

 

on a sidenote, I thought oatmeal was naturally gluten free but I had the worst reaction to it the other day. I'm still not fully over it.

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If you read my post the other day you will see the long struggle and long list of symptoms I've had. Had an appointment today with the same GI that did my endoscopy. He said that just because my bloodwork and biopsy were negative for celaic it doesn't mean that I don't have it. Could be not enough damaged done yet, especially since this started only about a month ago. Wow, perhaps I found a knowledgable doc huh? Even the foot cramps I get points to it because I have low calcium in my blood work. Also I'm still loosing weight. Today I'm down to 105. I have a ultrasound to rule out gallstones but he is really leaning towards celiac or non celaic gluten intolerance (I was shocked he actually knew what this was) he said even if it is IBS gluten still upsets that condition so still same treatment.

 

So he says gluten free diet trial for a month, if I improve then lifelong gluten free diet. If I don't then go back to see him.

 

on a sidenote, I thought oatmeal was naturally gluten free but I had the worst reaction to it the other day. I'm still not fully over it.

 

 

It has to be gluten-free oatmeal.  It will say it on the package.  Oats use the same fields, farm equipment, silos, etc as wheat.  So unless the oats are certified gluten-free, don't eat it.

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good for you for finding a knowledgeable doc!  i was nearly dead from malnutrition when the light finally went off in my (family) doc's head.  3 years later and i feel like i'm still healing my guts, so good thing it has been caught before alot of damage has been done :)  

 

i still can't do oats, it seems.  tried them twice and have had no luck  :(  maybe try them again in......   january.....  so, some do well with it (I SURE MISS OATMEAL!) some don't.

 

good luck!  

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Something like 10% of celiacs react to the avenin in oats similarly to how they react to the gluten in wheat, barley and rye.  If you had a really bad reaction, you may be in this group.  If you try again, try just a little bit of gluten-free oats until you know that you can tolerate them.  I am in the oat sensitive group myself and I wish that someone had given me that advice.

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