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.
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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
Thank you cycling lady!
On the positive, there is room for improvement. I would be even more upset if I'd been on a whole food diet all this time in an exclusively gluten free kitchen. It also occurs to me I've been wearing more lipstick recently and I haven't a clue if this could also set things off.
I guess too that I could be one of those supersenstive coeliacs, which I have always wondered about as people around me take risks that I'd never take.
I'm very concerned about the doctor's follow up and have just emailed a friend to tell her she must be followed up too - she lived locally and hasn't had that test since diagnosis either.
On a purely practical level, tell me, how do you bake cakes and pies etc in a shared oven? Do you cover them up?
Hi Barbie thanks for sharing your pictures and story! I'm glad gluten-free and dapsone have finally gotten you relief. How many years did you suffer with this?
I've just finished a flare up of this as yet undiagnosed rash so I've the Dr booked me in for bloods tests in the NewYear although Awol and others on this forum have told me that Coeliac blood tests are not always "positive" for DH. I'll upload my latest elbows pics etc below.