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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/07/2018

      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?  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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  1. I appreciate the response. I have also read that if you haven't been Gluten free for over 6 months that you may still have accurate blood and endoscope results. Have any of you found that to be true or no?
  2. Hi All, I am wondering if I need to do the Gluten Challenge to be tested. I have been Gluten free about 4 months. Here is my story - About 3 years ago I started having stomach issues like painful gas, stomach aches, D, as well as extreme irritability, fatigue, thin nails, and pale coloring, . I looked into many different sources for my issues and eliminated things in my diet artificial sweetener. Long story short, I found information about Gluten symptoms and Celiacs and NCGS and thought BINGO!!! Of course I went straight to taking it out of my diet and saw a HUGE difference. I've been Gluten free for about 4 months now and I finally felt rested, happy, and my stomach seemed more normal. I rode that high for a bit until I started having stomach issues again. I am thinking I was getting CC'd as my family still eats Gluten. I worked hard to eliminate sources of Gluten and completely cleaned up my diet. Since then I have wondered about my twin 8 year-old-girls having similar symptoms and thought I really should be tested as well as get them tested. So here I am. I want to start with the blood tests and move on to the endoscope but wanted to know if I should do the Gluten Challenge first. I decided to try a small regular flour tortilla last night and I had terrible stomach issues within 30 minutes. I'm a small girl - 120 pounds and my stomach swelled up to the point I looked 6 months pregnant. The pain and bloating was more than I could bare. I barely slept last night and have had all kinds of stomach issues today. I am so scared to keep eating Gluten and function like a normal person but I also don't want the test results to be inaccurate. I would appreciate any feedback or insight!