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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   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

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After diagnosis, I have been strictly gluten free for several years and would never consider bringing gluten back into my diet. However, sometimes I grow weary of preparing all of my own meals and would like to occassionally dine in a restaurant or even just try a prepackaged gluten free meal for convenience sake. I am very sensitive to gluten and have gone to great lengths to eliminate it from my diet and environment. When I have tried dining in restaurants, I have had a few bad experiences, so am nervous. I don't believe that the risk of cross contamination can ever be eliminated, only minimized. So, I am wondering if there is any advice regarding what can be done to prepare for or protect against the effects of possible cross contamination or other minimal, accidental gluten exposure. I have wondered if taking an antihistamine beforehand might prevent some of the inflammation. Also, I have seen some products on the market that claim to contain digestive enzymes that will digest the gluten before it reaches the small intestines (CeliacAid is one example). Has anyone tried any of these products?

Socially, I am finding celiac disease to be very awkward, because of this restriction on dining out. I am always bringing food with me everywhere I go and when I travel, I get a place with a kitchen and do all of my own cooking, as well. I feel comfortable doing this because it's the best choice for me, but I know that people think I'm weird when they see a gluten free menu and I pull a sandwich out of my hand bag instead of ordering. But, if my fun evening out is ruined or my trip ends early just because of one mistake in the kitchen, it hardly seems worth it. If there is a safe way to dine out and protect against cross contamination, I'd like to hear about it.

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Thats the million dollar question. I don't think that there is much you can do besides calling ahead and speaking to the chef but that is still risky. I haven't eaten out in 2 years. I just pack all of my own food and bring it everywhere. It's a pain but better than being sick for 2 weeks.

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