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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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You are absolutely right it will help someone else. There were many times I sat there in the dermatologists office crying and saying that my migraines were connected to the face sores...and my "fibromyalgia" is worse when the sores are there. And I would say "These sores are burning my brain." They would just shake their head and tell the PA who was standing there wanting to help, "She is a skin picker. We call it neurotic excoriation." Then he would turn to me and say, "You see how you are scarring your skin?" and walk out of the room. I was angry because I knew he was wrong but I couldn't explain it. None of it made sense until you look at what Celiac is and what it does. Then it all made sense. My sores didn't look like classical DH either. I'm so glad he brought a few PA's in to look at yours. You probably saved a lot of lives and spared a lot of people misery by letting them see the way your DH presents. Thank God that Dr. recognized your DH.

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