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? - 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
Well, you can always trial the gluten-free diet, but do it for at least six months. Act exactly as if you had celiac disease. Worry about cross contamination and learn to read labels.
My own hubby did this per the very poor advice from two medical doctors 16 years ago (and we had good insurance!). The diet worked. After a year of learning, he has faithfully remained gluten-free. So, it can be done. He will say that I have had it much easier with a firm diagnosis. However, it is not always possible to get that diagnosis.
The bottom line is to protect your health!
I was just wondering if anyone has ever had the Apothic Inferno red wine? It's aged in whiskey barrels, and wondering if its gluten-free? Anyone have a reaction? I cannot find any information on their website about it being gluten-free or not.
Thanks for the reply. I am uninsured and Canadian so I don't know how it will go, but I will try to fully rule out celiac. I hate not having answers. I have had a lot of issues for a long time and it's all very frustrating. I'm sick of chronic pain and fatigue and cognitive impairment and a bunch of other little things and I don't know if I can do a challenge again. I just want this all over with. Stick a fork in me, I'm done.