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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   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

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I hope to get some advice about getting tested for sensitivity. Here's my story, I have had terrible symptoms for a little over a year of nausea/diarrhea/dizziness. I had no idea what it could be, went to several docs including 2 GI docs. was given every test that was recommended, including a biopsy. every result came back normal, nothing was wrong. okay, why am I still n/d/dizzy? every doc said the same thing.

did some research, found this board, and decided to give gluten-free a go, as it was like reading my own story. I did and for the first month or so had never felt better. I also went dairy free, looking back probably shouldn't have, but it is what I did.

I will add that the only time in that first month I felt signs of the dizziness coming back was when I baked with flour. I didn't eat anything, but since found out that that can cause a glutening. I believe that gluten caused the dizziness, but now am left with a bit of nausea on and off, possibly caused by other intolerances. but how to find out?

after a month I had some gluten-free pizza, which had cheese on it. felt sick with only nausea (no dizziness) the next day and several days afterwards. I don't know if it was cc or the dairy. ever since then have not felt as great as I did for the first month. at this point, I don't know if there is any testing I can do for food sensitivity.

any advice would be much appreciated, it is getting to the point that I am almost afraid to eat.

and happy new year!!

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just bumping this to see if anyone might answer. I have been doing some research and am looking into (Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned) and entero. (Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned) is right near my house.

just looking for anyone's input.. thanks

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okay, I guess I am not supposed to ask about testing, I see the names have been removed. so sorry, I didn't know.

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okay, I guess I am not supposed to ask about testing, I see the names have been removed. so sorry, I didn't know.

It's nothing personal. Once the board has been spammed, there is a program that automatically removes the name of a spammer and substitutes that sentence.

However, there is a board rule against bumping posts; please do not do that again.

As to your question, there is food testing available through an allergist, but first you might try just the total elimination of dairy as well as gluten since if you do have a damaged gut you will probably have problems digesting dairy products (even though there was no villous atrophy found on biopsy they have been known to miss the afffected areas and give a false negative). The damage done to the small intestine also destroys the ability to produce the enzyme for digesting lactose.

Several companies offer stool testing. You can either order this yourself or it can be ordered through a naturopath. The results are not recognized by doctors as there has been no peer-reviewed research as to their validity in diagnosing celiac.

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