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.
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What are the major symptoms of celiac disease?
Celiac Disease Symptoms
What testing is available for celiac disease?
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
I'm 49 years old and have always been fairly healthy apart forma few back issues. However, for the past year I have been struggling with crippling joint pain in my hips and shoulders. After months working with a physio and no improvement, I was finally referred to a rheumatologist and tested for rheumatoid arthritis but all tests have so far come back negative.
On and off I've also been suffering with stomach issues, roiling nauseous gurgling stomach (almost like a hangover) and feeling drained and ill by 4pm in the afternoon. While googling my stomach symptoms I came across celiac diseas and discovered that many people suffer also chronic joint pain. Now I'm putting the pieces together and wondering if gluten could be causing all my pain. I'll be seeing my doctor in 3 weeks and in the meantime should I eliminate gluten from my diet to see if that alleviates my smptoms or would that prevent me from getting a positive result for celiac disease ?
No problem with Chex. They are made completely differently. The controversy about Cheerios has to do with using oats that were not grown and harvested to be gluten-free. gluten-free Chex are not made with oats.