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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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No, I was eating gluten (and still am) when the tests were being done. I haven't cut it out because I know I'd never get a diagnosis if I did, and I don't want to if I don't have to. I love food. At this point, I just want to know the root cause, whatever it is. I don't want to give up gluten if it's not the problem. As far as military career, there is no impact. There is no reason why a dietary restriction would effect me, so that's not an issue. Thanks for the links! I'll definitely read (and thanks for affirming I'm not crazy!)
Do you drink milk? The year I went off milk products I THINK it went away.... but I was too sad to stay off milk. I try to do as little as possible now, but can't resist cheese.
thanks for the other info! I'll read the paper now. I use ketaconazole too! At least I recognize it from my arsenal.
I use both those Costco (Kirkland) brands cetirizine HCL and Ranitidine. I also use Claritin D 12 hour too. I think the Reditabs are gluten free based on the website, but check the label or post the ingredients if in doubt. Those are great for faster allergy relief.
I use the generic loratadine tabs, AllerClear, from Costco. The bottle states that it's gluten free. I switched to it a couple of weeks ago to see if it would work better than the generic cetrizene HCL I'd been taking for a while, Aller-Tec, also from Costco. My allergies have been worse since the switch though it's possible it's due to increased pollens and not that the AllerClear is less effective. But both say they are gluten free. I do not know about the reditabs but if you are taking them only to avoid a pill form that contains gluten, you might take a look at the Costco brand or another generic. Also, I've found that some pharmacists are not very knowledgable about gluten and may state there is gluten if there is corn.