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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I'm still getting diagnosed, but stuck to a whole food elimination diet for 2 months before going back on gluten for testing. Sure, it got boring, but I can't wait to cut it all out again. Someone (without known celiac, but with AI issues) said to me recently, "I feel best when I eat only meat and veggies, but I don't want to inconvenience anyone." I don't care who's inconvenienced. I will never go back to feeling like I did as long as it's in my control. And to answer the OP, nice to see my dr on Sara's celiac list. I just got a dr recommendation from a friend, so it wasn't intentional.
I haven't seen mine yet, but I got a recommendation from a friend who's son has celiac. When I called the large practice, the scheduler recommended seeing another dr who specializes in celiac. Perhaps ask around?
That ad made me cry. It was so beautiful!
I still feel like a sad child sometimes when I go somewhere and there's nothing I can eat. My extended family does not understand at all, and I always have to bring my own food. I know lots of people have to do this too, but sometimes I feel like a big baby, lol!
Hi Christiana, thanks for the reply. I am both interested in the outcome of this story for curiousity and for how it relates a bit to me,
Is your pain and pressure similar to the feeling of all your insides about to slide out onto the ground? It is similar to carrying a baby in the third trimester! I get this when I've been standing and walking for most of the day. There is also pain presenting in my Pelvic area, although I thought this was from a nerve cluster that was damaged during my hysterectomy .
Is there anything you do about this?