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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You would honestly think that after you body goes nuts attacking your insides trying to kill the gluten after 2 days of food poisoning yourself with it the damn antibodies would show up in insane levels in your blood Life is not that easy though.
Some days I have 3 pieces of bread, other days I just can't handle more than 1. I had to take a day of gluten rest after the first week. I felt too aweful. Now I'm almost done with week 2 and I feel like I need another break. Just so hard to do something to yourself that you know will hurt.
They just don't know how much and for how long. There was a recent study that looked at gluten challenges in folks actually diagnosed with celiac and some took months to have elevated antibodies.
Just one day at a time. I hope things go well for you.
Thank you for replying. I think you are right- why take the chance of reinfecting myself with gluten exposure again when ive been trying so hard to rid it from my life? I just read some interesting articles on Sjogrens Syndrome and gluten sensitivity and that they are related so that may answer one of my questions.
Your symptoms took over a year to resolve?! Holy moly.. I fear that is going to be my issue too. Are you feeling better now?
Yeah. I went off gluten, doing Whole30 for 2 months. Then found out it was a mistake. Oops. So, I'm back on gluten and have a GI appointment at the end of June. 3 weeks so far. :/ It is easier than it was at first. I had a headache for 2 weeks straight. Thankfully that has passed. My symptoms are more constant and dull now instead of extreme. How much gluten are you eating? I started at just 1 slice of bread, but have been trying to up it, since Google seems to be mixed on how much is necessary.