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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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I am so angry right now. It seems like the harder I try to stay gluten-free the more I fail. This afternoon i went and got a salad from Subway and then went and bought salad dressing with ingredients that I could actually read, you know all natural stuff. So I am sitting here eating my yummy salad and right when i am done, I read the ingredients again and there is SOY SAUCE in it. How dumb can I be.

I go to all the trouble to tryand eat gluten-free then I fall flat on my face. It is so frustrating.

Then the other night (this one is my fault) I cooked a healthy fish dinner with some good veggies while my husband had some crossiants. When he was cleaning and I was feeding the leftover bread to the dogs, I snuck a piece (it could not have even been a quarter of the whole roll) Then of course 30 minutes later I was sick.

Maybe I should think of that one as a good thing, because I will never cheat like that again, and if I was that sensitive then maybe it because my body is adjusting to a gluten-free lifestyle.

Thanks for reading, I just needed to vent.

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On top of all that I'd advise you not to eat anything at all at Subway. Too much cross contamination.

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Anything you don't prepare yourself from scratch from known-to-be gluten-free items runs the risk of getting you sick. That's not to say that's your ONLY choice, but remember it's a choice. There's a risk associate with choosing items someone else has control over, but life is a set of calculated risks anyway. Try not to be angry at yourself; we can't know with 100% certainty the outcome of our choices. Just take it as a learning lesson. (I've been gluten-free nearly one and a half years, and still miss "soy sauce" in things before I buy them, on occasion.)

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