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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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Guest Doct.Giggles

I am tired of having to go to the doctor because I am always sick and need to go, even if it is for a blood draw, or just a check-up. I am always there. I am trying to save my parents money and I just had to go to the cardiologists (sorry if it is not spelled right) and it costed a fortune. All they had to do was put wires on my chest and look at my hreat on paper. I just feel bad always asking for money weather it is the doctors or being a teenager and wanting money for the mall, school functions, or just being a teen. :( I just feel really bad. :( Any suggestion? I could use some tips!!

-Tiffany

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Guest LenaS

Hi Tiffany,

I know how you feel! I have Neurologist check-ups about every six months and it generally results in a need for an EEG. There goes another $600AU :blink: . My Parents don't seem to mind. I have an allowance of $20AU a week (to buy bus ticket; whatever is left over is mine). I don't generally ask for anymore money but Mum can tell if I need some! I do work for as a JRA at the local university a couple of times a week ($5AU an hour) and I've applied for a job at our local supermarket so I feel as if I'm not asking for money (or feeling guilty when I spend it). I also find if I make dinner a couple of nights a week, and do a little extra help around the house during the week they don't mind paying for school trips etc.

Hope that helped a little :)

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Until you are older your parents are the ones responsible for your health. You wouldn't be going to the doctor if you didn't have to, so don't worry. If you don't like asking for money get a part time job and earn your own spending money. If you don't want to do that then just do things to make them proud like getting good grades, picking up around the house, and keeping things clean.

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Guest Doct.Giggles

I would get a job but I am only 13 and nobody will hire a 13 year old. Plus my parents would not allow it!

Tiffany

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I babysat when I was 13 to make money. Some fast food joints will hire 13 year olds around here, but it is rare.

That's what I do...I'm babysitting two nights this week and one next week... it adds up :)

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I do not like needles at all. I hate :angry: needles

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I have had numberous doctors appointments my whole life. I average two visits with various doctors per week. Luckilly, we have insurance, but the copays are expensive.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm too sick to work and make money to pay for the doctors' stuff. It's one of those horrible situations! All I know is that if you need to see a doctor, you go and see one. Don't feel badly about it. Health is soooo important.

I am finally going to an acupuncturist... which is big bucks. I have allowed my family to invest though because I think it will help. Then later, when I'm rich and famous (just kidding) I'll be able to pay them back.

I am going to help my mom out when she is older and I have a job, and she's helping me out right now. It will be a fair-ish trade eventually... So that's how I sleep at night.

I hate needles too... I have horror stories from my first blood draws! But I'm fine now... practice makes perfect.

Okay, sorry to ramble.

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just got tetnus booster shot today it hurt i didnt scream though but i got it early in the day like before three oclock but it still kinda hurts atleat i can stop being nervois till my next shot or filling lol :lol: which actualy wont be that long away :(

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Being a teenager sucks, and being a sick one even worse.

It gets better, I swear. Don't feel bad or guilty for being sick. It's not your fault. And kids exist for parents to spend money on. It's just life.

It all comes round in the end, because after a while when you're older you'll start helping them out and it all goes round full circle.

I agree with the help out around the house comments, that always made me feel better when I was a teenager, like I was contributing.

Be strong, and be happy.

Elonwy

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