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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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SMRI    32

I was diagnosed a couple weeks ago with Celiac so I'm starting my journey with this new life :D.  My test results were :

 

IgA,Tissue Transglutaminase Ab, S  32.2  >10 being positive

 

IgG,Gliadin(Deamidated) Ab, S 66.5  >30 positive

 

IgG,Tissue Transglutaminase Ab,S 17.6  >9 positive

 

IgA,Gliadin(Deamidated) Ab, S  23.5  with <20 being positive

 

my biopsy was also positive and I have the genetic pairs so it's a pretty sure thing I guess.

 

So, I go back to the doctor at the end of the month to meet with the GI Celiac team and was told to not stop Gluten until I see them...so, I'm eating all the stuff I love that I won't be able to eat :D.  I'm here to just absorb information and learn about this new way of life.  I bought my first real gluten free food today to try-it was on sale at the grocery store!

 

So, hello to all and I look forward to getting to know everyone here!

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SMRI    32

That question is high on my list of questions to ask when I go back.  Everyone here talks about being "glutened" and having reactions right away, will that happen to me, who is fairly symptom free other then bathroom issues, but, after I totally cut out gluten, will the reactions come harder???  I'm also looking forward to the holiday season and if I have a cookie or two after being gluten-free until then, what happens? I am sure everyone is different but I don't run to the bathroom now every time I eat something with gluten so who knows :D.

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GottaSki    459

Hello!

And Welcome!

Take a look around and let us know how we can help your transition :)

Here is a great start:

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/

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LauraTX    114

Welcome to the Silly Yak Club!  Usually with a solid celiac diagnosis, which it seems like you have, they tell you to go gluten-free right away.  Better to follow what was told to you in case they want to do further testing, though.  You can take this time to learn and ease into the gluten-free lifestyle, and once you get the order, it is strictly gluten-free from then on!  We have a great bunch of people here with a lot of helpful ideas, so please feel free to ask anything!  If you read a post that has whether or not something is gluten-free on it, pay attention to the date because this forum has been around a long time,and products can change over time.

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SMRI    32

Welcome to the Silly Yak Club!  Usually with a solid celiac diagnosis, which it seems like you have, they tell you to go gluten-free right away.  Better to follow what was told to you in case they want to do further testing, though.  You can take this time to learn and ease into the gluten-free lifestyle, and once you get the order, it is strictly gluten-free from then on!  We have a great bunch of people here with a lot of helpful ideas, so please feel free to ask anything!  If you read a post that has whether or not something is gluten-free on it, pay attention to the date because this forum has been around a long time,and products can change over time.

 

I think they wanted me to wait because there is one doctor doing a study and maybe some further tests???  He is doing a genetic study I think and I was originally tested because I have a relative with Celiac and had a few symptoms, mainly fatigue and bathroom issues :D.  I haven't met with the GI team yet either so some of that scheduling was due to my schedule too.  I have a few other things going on that they are looking at as well and I'm on a restricted calorie diet so that pretty much eliminates a lot of Gluten products, breads, pasta, etc., because of the calorie count.

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