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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? - 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
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Hi!

This is my first post but not my first time at this site.

I am so thankful to everyone that has posted caring, informative, realistic information about how to live with this disease.

I found out (my own research) that i had celiac disease about 3 months ago and went on the gluten-free diet at the same time. I started feeling better right away but am just starting to feel as though i have my healthy life back in the last few weeks. I am trying not to feel depressed because i feel like i lost the last three years of my life feeling sick everyday.

The advice i have found on this site has made me realize that i am not alone or psychotic or "just stressed out".

I just want to encourage everyone else to stick with the gluten free and healthy diet (even though it seems nearly impossible to resist the urge to run to the bakery for a chocolate cake and cookies!).

It is worth the limitations to feel great again because my body is now so quiet and content!

Thanks all!

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Hi Doglover: WELCOME to this board. :D I agree that feeling better is sooo worth the limitations of following the Gluten Free approach. Notice I didn't say 'diet' because that sounds like restrictions. I prefer to think SUBSTITUTION, since there's so many great gluten-free substitutes for just about anything I used to eat. I'm having more of a challenge finding casein free substitutes (since I'm also casein sensitive), but I've done pretty well with soy milks, yogurts, margarine and even a dairy & gluten free chocolate bar. Just wish I could find dairy free cheese ... <_< As far as running to the bakery for cookies and chocolate cake, we have a great completely gluten free, dairy free bakery in the Seattle area called 'Flying Apron' bakery. I CANNOT resist her apricot thumbprint cookies which I buy at a local grocery (15 minute walk from my house). It's a good thing I don't live within walking distance of that bakery. I've heard she bakes fantastic pies and cakes as well as those cookies. :P I also like Ener-G foods white chocolate macadamia nut cookies (also gluten-free/DF). I'm glad Ener-G is a half hour drive from my house, because she gives out free samples to eat while there AND to take home to instore customers. I usually send my 'human garbage disposal' husband (who's not celiac) to pick up my Ener-G foods supplies. He always brings home twice as much as he buys (not counting what he eats there). :D

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