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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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catsmeow    42

You might be celiac if....

You've gone to the grocery store and were excited to find a gluten free isle just to turn around and see that it's also the bread isle. Doh! lol :D

GGGGRRRR..that is TRue for my local HEB grocery store!!! :angry:

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Ellie84    18

...if you find yourself "seeing celiacs everywhere" and have to stop yourself from telling them their obvious ill health is from gluten.... :ph34r:

That's so true... Everytime I meet people on forums and they complain about GI-problems I tell them about celiac disease. Call me weird, but I feel it's my duty to do so. celiac disease is largely undiagnosed here in NL: only 1 out of 8 is diagnosed and that's an optimistic number. Missing: over 125,000 patients. The biggest problem is that doctors don't take it seriously here. Most Dutch coeliacs have been sent home for years with "everyone's got GI-problems at some point, it's just IBS". It usually takes years before doctors actually start testing anything, and even then wrong advices are given.

My doctor put me on a diet before I ever had a biopsy. This elongated the whole process with a year, I even had to do a gluten reintroduction to get my biopsy. Gluten reintroduction failed horribly after a few weeks, leading to a nice stay at the hospital again. It was unsafe to continue, so my gastroenterologist gave me the diagnosis by evidence of my severe reactions to gluten.

After these experiences I feel that someone has to educate the public. If the doctors know nothing about it, how else should people know? So I never hide that I have celiac disease and I explain a lot to whoever wants to hear. The more people know about it, the better.

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mushroom    1,205

Don't feel bad for the Dutch, Ellile -- they estimate that 97% of Americans are undiagnosed :unsure:

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Di2011    44

I think this is probably anywhere?? I look at people now and think 'get off the gluten'.

anyways.. back to topic...

you might be celiac if you feel/look like crap

Aim should be to test babys at birth...

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Roda    186

You might be celiac when you go to the bathroom and can identify the last thing you ate. :blink: (yeah, I know it was gross) :P

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kareng    1,992

You might be Celiac if you think this is a funny gift for your GI when filled with vegetable soup:

The Toliet Mug

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IrishHeart    1,633

You might be Celiac if you think this is a funny gift for your GI when filled with vegetable soup:

The Toliet Mug

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That is AWESOME!!!!!!.....Dr G. is sooo getting this for Christmas....

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IrishHeart    1,633

After these experiences I feel that someone has to educate the public. If the doctors know nothing about it, how else should people know? So I never hide that I have celiac disease and I explain a lot to whoever wants to hear. The more people know about it, the better.

I could not agree more! Same for me!!!

My cousin says if I were Native American, my given name would be "She Who Sees Celiacs Everywhere" (much like that creepy little kid in the movie who sees "dead people" :lol: )

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Ellie84    18

Imagine you only have the energy to make 2 christmas cards. You might be a celiac if one of them goes to your grandfather and the other one to your gastroenterologist.

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kareng    1,992

Y M B a C.... if your GI doc is on speed dial.

Y M B a C .......took me a minute! :P

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IrishHeart    1,633

Y M B a C .......took me a minute! :P

Yes, but I know you all are quick....How lazy of moi, I know....My Mom was here for a week and it was my first THX since 2006 that I was NOT SICK (YAAAY!!) and I was a hostess once more and I am a wee bit tired today. whew. :lol: eating pie and being lazy

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ElseB    48

There's a stomach bug going around and you are actually jealous of the people with diarrhea. (true story lol)

:lol: Let me guess, you also get C after being glutened?

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Lisa    457

Here is a thread that was begun several years ago....sit back and enjoy!

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Di2011    44

You may be Celiac if ... you lose your sense of humour for a number of days at a time..

and you are SO much more grateful than others when you get it back. :)

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IrishHeart    1,633

You may be Celiac if ... you lose your sense of humour for a number of days at a time..

and you are SO much more grateful than others when you get it back. :)

:lol: Glad you're feeling better, kiddo.

Y M B a C if you totally understand when someone is feeling out of sorts because they don't feel so hot.... ;)

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kareng    1,992

You might be Celiac if....

You have in depth discussions on toast, toasting times and toasters.

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You may be a celiac when...you have to recite the celiac information in your head that you'll be telling people for the rest of your life, and your getting good.

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love2travel    396

...if you wait for the first Tuesdsay of the month to get 20% off at your favourite store that stocks those expensive gluten-free flours and recognize everyone in the store... ;)

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Jestgar    715

......You roll your eyes at someone discussing a "tummy big" that gave them a day of gastrointestinal issues.

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IrishHeart    1,633

......You roll your eyes at someone discussing a "tummy big" that gave them a day of gastrointestinal issues.

:rolleyes: Do you just wanna say "waaaaa, poor you!" and then play a tiny fiddle on your fingers? :lol:

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Cathey    6

Here is a thread that was begun several years ago....sit back and enjoy!

Thanks Lisa, what a great laugh and smile I have now. Thanks for sharing that post.

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