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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 SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan 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-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs 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 BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere 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. ZACTAK added a post in a topic Too Scared To Get Tested - Hemophobia   

      Hey everyone!

      Thank you all for your advice, I definitely appreciate it. I definitely would not be able to do the enterolab.. I would have an extremely hard time completing the stool sample.

      In response to whether I have narcolepsy... my mom has narcolepsy, but mine is more of I am just really tired and exhausted through the day, regardless of how much sleep I get... I don't take naps, I don't have trouble falling asleep during regular activities, etc.
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    2. ZACTAK added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Too Scared To Get Tested - Hemophobia
      Hey everyone!

      My name is Zach, and I live in Missouri. I am going to give you all a little history about what has brought me to this site today. When I was 16, I had severe mood swings and had low blood sugar attacks. I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with hypoglycemia. When I was 20, I slept all the time. I was sleeping 17-20 hours a day, literally. I was diagnosed with depression on the simple fact that I was lethargic and slept a lot. Although my sleeping has improved, it is still a factor. When I am not at school, or working on my days off, I sleep for at least 12 hours. I am always tired and lethargic... On top of all of that, I am a small person. I am 5'9", but I only weigh about 105lbs. I am constantly eating, but I lose weight quicker than I gain it. I continue to have low blood sugar issues and mood swings. In the last few months, I have developed abdominal pain that only seems to appear after I have eaten wheat. I also have diarrhea most of the time that I have a bowel movement. My younger cousin was diagnosed with Celiac Disease when she was younger, and my uncle (dad's brother) has it as well. So it may run in the family.

      A month or so ago, I went gluten free, and felt great... with the exception of my sleeping, I had regular bowel movements that were more frequent than what I had before being gluten free, I didn't have any abdominal pain and I felt better all around.

      I started eaying gluten again, and all the symptoms of the past are coming back. For two days now, I have had abdominal pain and diarrhea.

      I know ya'll won't be able to tell me yes I have it, but you might be able to point me in the right direction. The issue I have with getting tested is that I was diagnosed about a year and a half ago with a specific phobia of blood, and a slight agorophobia due to the phobia of blood. I am so scared to get tested because of my fear, and don't know if I can muster enough confidence to go in and get tested. Any advice for me?
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