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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 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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My daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease one week ago. My doctor wants to test me also since I have so many of the symptoms.

I decided to just read up on celiac disease and lactose intolerance because that seems to be the most common things that bother us.

Today is the 1st day that I haven't had a stomach ache in a very long time. :) My daughter is showing significant improvement also. She's 11 years old.

It's so hard to change the way you think about food. But I know in time I'll get better at this.

I appreciate some comments I've read here about cross-contamination. I just used the same knife for me and dh's peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. :o Mine was on a gluten-free rice cake - his was on wheat bread. Live and learn. :)

So...any tips on making my home more safe for us would be greatly appreciated.

{{{yawn}}} It's late...I'll come back and chat with everyone tomorrow. ;)

Mysti

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Welcome to the site! It is a great resource!

BTW, if you still need to get testing YOU should NOT be gluten-free yet. You need to be consuming gluten for the tests to be accurate.

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Welcome to the board!

If you have any questions just ask..there are so many knowledgable people on this site. You will find great information and support

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Some things that help: use separate toasters for gluten-free and non gluten-free bread. At restaurants, when ordering salads, ask for no croutons. Check shampoos and make-up for possible ingredients. Basically just be really careful. Good luck, and as time goes on it does get a lot easier.

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Welcome!

So...any tips on making my home more safe for us would be greatly appreciated.

*Label things like butter, peanut butter, mayonnaise, jam, dip, ect. "gluten free".

*Be careful when using non-stick pans that have cuts on them, gluten can get trapped inside the cracks.

*Get rid of wooden cooking utensils/cutting boards that were used to handle food containing gluten.

*You would also need a new and separate deep fryer.

*Wash all surfaces before placing food on them.

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Thanks for the tips. I didn't know I needed to still be eating gluten for the test. I've been gluten-free for 3 or 4 days. I'm getting tested tomorrow...should I eat something with gluten today?

Did any of you change your whole family over to gluten-free eating to make things simpler?

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For the blood test? Sure...can't hurt.

For endoscopy/biopsy, yes, but don't eat or drink after midnight for purposes of testing. If you're having that test done, the hospital has probably told you this.

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