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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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She said that my lab work was normal.

Get copies of all your results. I've many times had things reported as "normal" that were low normal, or even abnormal in the books of other specialists. If they give you a hard time or delay because they "lose" your request, remind them that you are legally entitled to the information. Sometimes threatening legal action is necessary. :angry:

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Definitely get a copy of your labs. You want to verify which tests they did. Often you don't get exactly what you think you did!

And regardless of the lab tests, if gluten-free makes you feel better, then you have your answer. You don't need a dr to agree with that!

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I had scrambled Eggbeaters and a slice of regular toast and I felt awful after eating it. My arms feel like they are on fire.

Unless you are going in for more testing for celiac, you can eat gluten free. There is a physiologically separate condition called non celiac gluten sensitivity. People with this disorder have the same negative physical reaction to gluten, but often don't have positive antibodies or biopsies. This is because the molecular pathways that control NCGS activate different aspects of the immune system than celiac disease. Nonetheless, the only treatment is to be strictly gluten free, although the outlook is generally much more positive. Stop eating gluten, unless you are getting biopsies taken! I know whereof I speak, because I was just diagnosed by a celiac expert with NCGS.

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I have an endoscopy scheduled for Thursday morning. I had night sweats like crazy last night. If it is not Celiac, I really hope to find out soon.

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At least that is just a few more days! And you don't have to eat any gluten after Wednesday! :D sounds like you definitely are at least NCGI so regardless of the biopsy, ditch the gluten permanently!

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