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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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Tomorrow I go to the doctor. I'm real worried that it'll turn out that my tests are negative. I know that may sound strange, but Celiac explains everything, all my syptoms for all these years.

It's rather depressing to look at the list of syptoms, know I have so many of them and then just *know* that the test results are not going to confirm my thoughts. How do I know? Well, the dorctors here always call if you have bad test results. I've had no call and it's been two months. I tried a gluten challenge. All my syptoms went away, only to return when I ate something with gluten.

*sigh*

Thanks for listening. This site is wonderful. I wouldn't have had a clue what gluten was if not for this place.

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I understand how hard it is to be waiting for test results. I had the tests done last week and I'm probably call tomorrow if I don't hear anything. My dd was tested months ago and I've put so much into her diganosis and recovery, I put my own health on the back bunner. Now that we can see a difference with her, I'm trying to examine my own health as well.

Hopefully you'll get the answers you need tomorrow.

Just something to think about...depending on your diagnosis. I went gluten-free for a while with my dd and then I also got sick when I started eating it again. I've almost come to understand that regardless of my results, my body doesn't tolerate gluten. :)

Take Care

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Fingers crossed for you. I know exactly what you mean. It seems so silly to pray that you've got a disease, but when it seems to explain everything.... I just found out about celiac disease a week ago and I feel the same way. I've got an appt to talk to a doctor in early Oct. It seems like forever to wait.

Let us know how things go.

Nancy

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Well, I just got back from the doctor's office and, as I suspected, the test(s) were negative. However, the doctor wants me to be wheat/gluten free and try an elimination diet, while monitored by a dietician.

So, I guess it's kind of a wishy-washy diagnosis. He thinks I'm intolerant or sensitive, posibly to gluten, possibly just wheat.

At least I have this place to help me sort out what I can and can't have while I figure things out.

~shine

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It's hard to know what to say.... I'm glad they don't think you have it because who wants someone else to have a disease. But I'm disappointed for you that you didn't get a definite diagnosis. Then, I'm glad your doctor is recommending a gluten free diet and help from a dietician, so you can know if it really is gluten that is causing your problems.

I hope you feel better soon.

Nancy

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The dietary challenge is a valid diagnostic test, and I'm glad for you that you got a doctor who is willing to use it.

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