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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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I don't have Sjorgren's but I know many on here do. Lots of us have very dry eyes, too. I have had people asking how I can have very dry eyes and still wear contacts. So I talked to my eye doctor today for you.

She said that the first thing that needs to be done is - treat the dry eye. Even if you dont want to wear lenses, dry eye is bad for your eyes. Restasis is the common treatment for extemely dry eyes. I am able to treat mine with "tears" during the day. She said if you get the dry eye under control, there are several types of daily wear contacts made for extremely dry eyes. If your eye doc doesn't know about them, you should find another.

I use Safigel contacts but there are several other types. They are not common so you won't get them at Walmart or Perle Vision for $19.99 a box. Mine are about $130 for 3 months. But, even if I didn't wear them everyday, is great to have contacts to wear when skiing or other sports, vacations, Zumba days, etc.

Your eye doctor should be able to give you a few days worth of samples (no charge) to try before you commit. And if one brand doesn't work, they should be able to get samples of a different kind. She knows of at least 3 kinds to try.

Hope that was helpful.

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I'm just impressed that you do Zumba. I think it would kill me.

Colleen

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I'm just impressed that you do Zumba. I think it would kill me.

Colleen

I don't. I have no rhythm. I just thought it was a good example. :D

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