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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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Probably like many on this forum, I had unexplained G.I. issues for years. Recently, I decided to eat gluten-free to see if this might help me. I went just a little over 2 months with absolutely no gluten in my diet, which was pretty easy to do except on my birthday (no cake!) and on vacation (no goodies!) Anyway, I reached the end of my gluten-free period, and this week, I'm going to add gluten back into my diet to see if there are any noticeable changes. Does anyone know how long takes for gluten to begin to affect the G.I. system of those who either have celiac, or are gluten-sensitive? That is, if I am sensitive to gluten, will my first piece of wheat toast do me in, or might it take a while? Thanks for your thoughts!

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Everyone is different. Try it and see, advisedly near a bathroom.

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I did a 7 day gluten challenge last month after being gluten-free for 5 months. It took a few days for my symptoms to start adding up. I did get some nausea and bloating on day one but then as each day progressed things accumulated...canker sores, headaches, restless sleep, change in stool, increase in heartburn, etc.

Good luck to you!

PS: I used cream of wheat for my trial. I wanted to have as "pure" of a gluten product as I could so as to not then question if it was some other ingredient causing me issues.

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I have just done similar... 6 weeks of gluten-free then last week ate a little toast, no change, a little white bread, a couple of anzac biscuits all over a few days. By Sunday I had awful stomach ache, it hurt so bad (cramping up high under my ribs) and felt sick. By Monday I had an awful stomach upset and today my sinus pain has been unbearable. I am gutted I now have to eat gluten again for six weeks to get tested for coeliac. :(

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Probably like many on this forum, I had unexplained G.I. issues for years. Recently, I decided to eat gluten-free to see if this might help me. I went just a little over 2 months with absolutely no gluten in my diet, which was pretty easy to do except on my birthday (no cake!) and on vacation (no goodies!) Anyway, I reached the end of my gluten-free period, and this week, I'm going to add gluten back into my diet to see if there are any noticeable changes. Does anyone know how long takes for gluten to begin to affect the G.I. system of those who either have celiac, or are gluten-sensitive? That is, if I am sensitive to gluten, will my first piece of wheat toast do me in, or might it take a while? Thanks for your thoughts!

I am betting everyone is different. My sis in law doesn't feel gluten effects until the next day, usually. I feel them within an hour. I get really bad sinus pressure and swollen glands, and an ear ache followed by digestive issues a few hours later but usually I am "ok" the next day, until I eat it again.

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