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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
What if my doctor won't listen to me?
An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Think about this. I have only had my daughter tested for celiac disease. She tested negative. She will need to be retested sometime in the future or when symptoms develop. But genetic testing? This might impact her insurability in terms of health and life. I do not have the answers, but I would research this before having everyone tested. Some 40% of the population carries the genes to develop celiac disease. Only a very few actually develop it. Insurance companies will deny you for all kinds of lame reasons. Just be careful.
I think for adults who are disabled or have really low incomes, they should be allowed to keep their Rx. But anyone else who is an adult and has a job, they should pay their own way. There are so many options available in the UK now and their gluten-free options are really good. You have better bread than we do in the States and the cost in many instances is lower than it is here.
Ennis....pertaining to food deductions, you can deduct the price difference between those items that you would have to buy a gluten free version of because there are no other options......like all the mixes and things mentioned. Chips, not so much, as many chips are already gluten free so it would not apply. Those would be your safest bet as you probably will be audited for doing this. That's how the IRS works. If there are big changes regarding deductions, that will raise a red flag and your chances of being audited go up. You sound like you keep good records so don't sweat it if you will gain a benefit in income from doing so.
You do realize that you have to have a minimum of 10% of your adjusted gross income to even begin to deduct anything?
The topic title is actually misleading a little, I had an endoscopy in december, was told it was a little inflamed and they were pretty sure it wasnt celiacs, just a minor gluten intolerance.
Long story short, its now July, had to cancel appointments due to moving to london. tried ringing for results for a long time. Nothing. Last week, find out I am celiac with some eroded Villi.....from December
Anyway. I have been gluten free for 2 weeks. I have had problems with kidneys aching, stomach pains, bladder pains, all sorts. before hand, I cut the gluten down, but was not entirely gluten free. I was told that it was early stages.
Gluten Free I am not finding so hard, but I am waking up EVERY morning with stomach pains still. Or bladder, or whatever. Ill go back to the docs soon. Ive been having a lot of fruit and I am wondering if the fibre is not letting my stomach settle. Also that dairy products might be causing the issue. I was basically trying to absorb some nutrients to get rid of my hurrendous exhaustion, I cant be malabsorbing as I still have Villi.
Any advice, anything would be great
Thanks for the info. I will ask the GI about my twin sister and nephews to see if they need to be tested regularly too. I'm hoping our insurance will pay for gene testing also to help rule any of us out if possible.