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? - 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
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I had a pillcam done two and a half months after I went gluten-free and it only showed gastropathy. three and a half months before the pillcam and endoscopy showed damage consistent with celiac. That damage was after a 10 or 11 week gluten challenge.
prior to that I was gluten-free for a number of month, though probably not cautious enough. endoscopy during that time showed only inflammation.
prior to the above, I was gluten-free after some mild positive blood work and went on a six-week gluten Challenge and my biopsy was absolutely perfect.
my third endoscopy was initially reAd to show an increase in a certain cell only and then went on, upon further inspection by the specialist, to show damage consistent with celiac.
it was the continued issues after to endoscopIes that finally made me resume eating gluten for a longer time and going to see a Celiac specialist out of state.
it's been over three months and I'm still having symptoms.
When I was diagnosed, I had only anemia. That is it. Later I found that I had osteoporosis as a result of untreated celiac disease. There are over 200 symptoms attributed to celiac disease. You may have many or NONE at all (called silent).
After going gluten free within months my anemia resolved. However, when exposed to gluten I can get the classic celiac disease symptoms or even new issues like chronic hives. It takes me at least six months to recover fully from a gluten hit.
Not every celiac takes a hit like me. We are all different and react differently. So, it is not just about going gluten free. It is about fine tuning the gluten-free diet and addressing food intolerances that often accompany celiac disease thanks to a very damaged gut. Celiac disease is definitely like a chameleon, symptoms can wax and wane.
That reflux? Take a med is just a bandaid approach. There is a reason for your reflux. If celiac related, it should go easy soon. Please research on how to get off your current prescription. There can be rebounding.
The good news is that you can get well just by diet. How lucky is that?