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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This 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 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Store. For Additional Information: Subscribe to: Journal of Gluten Sensitivity


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  1. Hi Everyone I am a very infrequent poster but I am in need of some help. I have Celiac Disease - dx 5 years ago and I am now concerned about my 2. 5 year old. He has always been in the 50% for growth since birth and really isn't seeming to lose any weight but he is having some other symptoms that concern me -- very frequent, loose BM's (3-4 a day) that are seriously foul, very pale, bruises very easily and significantly, muscle tone is really not present. So as we all know how the medical community is seriously lacking when it comes to Celiac disease...I made an appointment with his regular Pediatrician next week and I am thinking that we should start with blood work? From what I have read it is often inconclusive for many folks so I am concerned about that to start. What should I tell my Pediatrician (other than what is obvious here) for what blood work I would like to have them run? My dx was kind of backwards...I had been suffering from acid reflux for a long time and on med's for it...then later became sick -- Had a biopsy FIRST and was dx that way. So no blood work happened. Not sure really what to do for my son but would rather he be dx sooner than later so I can make sure I can keep my little guy going strong and not suffer needlessly. Thanks Kris
  2. Hi everyone I've been recently diagnosed with Celiac. Endo with biopsy and positive blood test. At first I was thinking that this wasn't going to be "too" hard....I could deal with rice pasta...I could deal with gluten free bread/waffles, etc. But wooohooo! Are there a million things that I had no idea that gluten in them?!?!??? I am freaking out a bit. I didn't think that I could be glutened by my Hershey's chocolate...or Kellog's Rice Krispies! Ok, with the diet stuff being said, I am also pretty darn anemic and feeling physically bad from that. Serious headaches, heart palpitations, shortness of breath (Iron total 22 L, % of Saturation 5 L, Ferritin 3 L) bruising, etc. What I am finding is that I am feeling really bad and crazy mood swings. I am generally a very together person (ok, PMS gets me from time to time but this is bordering on rediculous now) and I am finding I have no patience, I feel depressed, like I have no control and very emotional (could cry at every Hallmark commercial if I didn't skip them all on the DVR!). Is it "normal" to feel like that?? I am so not a "crazy" person. I've lost it at work...had a meltdown in front of some people and left for the day (over something really stupid) and it is SO not how I normally behave. Is this the gluten? Is this the celiac? Is this the anemia? ARGH. I feel really alone in all of this. ~~Kris
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    Yippppeee! Have I found some other Celiac runners? I was dx while training for my first half marathon. It certainly explains a lot about my energy levels! While I wait for the bloodwork to come back to find out what I am deficient in as the result of this, I am definitely finding it hard to fuel for runs. AND I find I am hungry all the time!! ALL the time. Need to figure this thing out so I can eat the right things to stay satisfied longer AND fuel for my running. ~Kris