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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 also tested negative after being convinced it would be positive. If you're interested in learning more about NCGS I collected a few links here.
One thing I wanted to comment on is the idea that NCGS means you don't have to be as careful about slipping from the diet. My own experience is that very small amounts of cross contamination can cause symptoms to return. Mostly neuro rather than GI. Of course others may have different experiences, this condition is not yet fully understood. However this is what one of the leading researchers Umberto Volta says:
The good news is all my symptoms resolve on the diet. Hopefully that will also be the case for your daughter too. You will both find things get easier as you get more used to the diet, better at reading labels and more comfortable with the 'safe' brands you get to know and trust. It will get easier for you both, just may be rough at the outset.
Best of luck!
Kareng, you bring up an interesting question. She sees a pediatric GI who diagnosed her with NCGI. She tested negative on blood work and biopsy was negative 3 years ago. She continued struggling with stomaches, vomiting, headaches, emotional behavior, fatigue or hyperactivity, constipation, etc. he thought for sure she was celiac 3 years ago but tested negative. When we returned for a follow up as the symptoms were increasing, he diagnosed the NCGI. I do have to say besides the snow cone incident, she has felt better the last 3 weeks than in a long time. Should I be looking for a second opinion? I just want her to feel better.
King Arthur makes my favorite gluten-free chocolate cake
do not try the store brand Walmart version of gluten-free Oreo style cookies... they are awful.
Have you read the noob section yet? Has some great info on how to buy things and organizing the kitchen, and what to get rid of.