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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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 Funny lil story , a friend of mine called me yesterday and asked if I wanted to come over for a beer. I told her a couple weeks ago I could not drink beer (she forgot), I told her I could have a drink and that I would bring it. So as we are sitting there talking she asked me about Celiac , I told her again what it was and stuff, She said ohh so after you heal you can have a beer? I said no I can never have a beer (unless Gluten Free) I said this is a diet changing disease and I have got to stay on it forever. By george I think she was going to cry! I said don't worry it is a easy diet. Just eat fresh stuff!! No worries!! She said but what are the Drs. doing about it? I said they don't do anything about it, I do. She said I hope I don't get it , that would be horrible. I said it is not horrible unless I eat Gluten ... I just got a kick out of it so had to share :) 

It may take her a while to wrap her head around it , I wrote it down so she could look it up :) 

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I've had several situations like this. I was diagnosed very quickly and when people would ask me what the symptoms of celiac disease are I'd say, "Well, unexplained weight loss is one..." and then I'd look down at myself and say, "Um... I didn't get that one! "

 

Another time I was pressured to buy something from a bake sale. I said to the lady, "Would you believe there is not one thing here I can eat?" We had a short conversation about celiac disease and she said, "You poor thing!! What on earth do you eat??" Again, I looked down and said, "Um... do I LOOK like I'm starving?"

 

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Awee yea I was losing weight , I think I have stabilized now, but my other friend does say she better not ever get Celiac because she would just die!! My other friend actually tell me " I cannot believe the Dr's tell you not to eat something and you just don't eat it" I said " Well it's either that or die from malabsorption"  no worries!! :) 

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Yeah, when people say to me that they couldn't live without eating wheat I tell them I would rather be a Celiac without wheat than to have Lupus, which is where I was headed before going gluten free. 

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Absolutely where my doc kept looking was for was Lupus. There are alot of things I could think of that is worse than Celiac .. I'd much rather have this ,than any of the devastating diseases that there is out there! If I can control with diet , ohh heck yea!! Thank you!! :) 

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