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    Can celiac disease go away? Struggling

    For some people, celiac disease can become latent but this only happens in a minority of cases. You're lucky to have a doctor who is aware of the serious issues surrounding this disease. My husband was diagnosed over 40 years ago as...
  2. There may be a quicker and easier way to diagnose celiac disease in the future. I just finished watching a video from the Celiac Disease Foundation of Dr. Bob Anderson speaking about a potential diagnostic test that may not require the ...
  3. One of my daughters decided to eat a piece of regular birthday cake early last week at a friend's house. She never let them know about her new diet and figured this was a one-off event and the worst that could happen is the mild symptoms...
  4. A 6-week gluten challenge is often enough for people to show changes on biopsy. As long as you are willing to follow the gluten free diet for the rest of your life (from this day forward, for better, for worse), and you don't mismanage...
  5. Didn't see this before ^ Is it possible to get tested/diagnosed and not have the results placed on your record? Is there a way to pay a bit extra for privacy in this regard? I think getting diagnosed is worthwhile, but didn't give the...
  6. For where you're at in the challenge, I think it is worth it. If you have that piece of paper your friends and family members are more likely to take your condition seriously. Also, first degree relatives of a celiac patient are also...
  7. My husband would argue that you are lucky to have been diagnosed later in life! Did you have absolutely no symptoms prior to that? A lot of people I’ve talked to in the celiac support group say they had mild, inapparent symptoms throughout t...
  8. You nailed it CDInSanDiego! I'll quote you the next time my kids complain. My husband was diagnosed with celiac in the late 1960s as a very sick young child. It was considered a rare childhood illness and he was crippled by eating...
  9. Thank you for all the recipes! All of my sons and daughters (including the non-celiac ones) have been gluten free for the past few weeks and I can't believe the difference it has made in their health. It's a miracle! For the first time,...
  10. Many people can have some of the signs and symptoms of celiac disease, but not have celiac disease at the time of testing and then if you wait long enough they get celiac disease later on.
  11. My good friend with celiac disease was there with me when he got home. He brought some regular non-gluten-free biscuits for the kids and even offered them to said friend before he remembered that she too can't have them. Go figure. I told...
  12. I will find out when he gets home tonight. The gastroenterologist wrote a letter for each of them to certify that they have celiac disease and require a strict, lifelong gluten free diet so at least if my husband isn't happy he can...
  13. Thank you all for your help and support over these past few weeks. The kids have had their EGD and the results are in. Only two of the 10 had a normal biopsy. They all have the DQ2 gene and I don't carry any of the celiac genes so it had...
  14. I've been told that a lot of PCPs have this attitude about celiac. Ours hasn't even evaluated my husband's diet. We don't live near a university medical center so that doesn't help. At the moment I am using up the non-gluten-free items while...
  15. I have taken my children to a different doctor, who was recommended by a celiac friend of mine. 7 out of the 10 children have tested positive, and all of them are scheduled for an EGD at different times (since they all have signs/symptoms...
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