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 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 Celiac.com Store.For Additional Information: Subscribe to: Journal of Gluten Sensitivity
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I am a recenty (last week) diagnosed celiac. I am scheduled for an endoscopy on the 28th, so I have not gone 100% gluten-free yet (so as to not skew results). I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FAR TOO THIN, NO MATTER HOW MUCH I ATE. I am 37 years old, and the mother of 3 boys. I am 5'10, and my highest non pregnant weight in the last 10 years was 119lbs. After knee surgery in Aug, I became steadily more ill. Nausea, pain lethargy etc... I have lost 7 lbs. I am so anxious to go gluten-free because I truly believe it will help. It is so depressing to be painfully thin, to have other women tell you that you're so lucky to be thin, and to feel defensive about your appearance. Many people think I look great....they are crazy. MY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION IS TO BE gluten-free, HEALTHY, HAPPY AND TO GAIN AT LEAST 15 LBS.!!! I am so happy to have an answer, and a plan for recovery.
I, too have just been through the blood work and stool analysis (what a joy!) Mine came back positive, and I am scheduled for an endosopy on the 28th. I am nervous about the endoscopy because we have a black tie wedding to go to on New Years Eve, but I am more concerned with getting better. I had knee surgery in Aug, and things have deteriorated rapidly since then. I was always too thin, no matter how much I ate, but now it's down right scary! At 5'10" I am tipping the scales at 112lbs. I am sick and tired, and sick and tired of being sick and tired!!!! I have been advised to not go gluten free until after the endosocpy.... I am having such a hard time because gluten products make me so ill....vomiting pain exhaustion. I have 3 boys....ages 3,5 and 7, so this is awful. I just want to feel better and gain 20 lbs. Does anyone have any advice?
I am new to this....just diagnosed. I have been ill with bouts of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain etc since the summer. I suspected a food allergy such as tomatoes or something, but had never heard of celiac. Iwas so sick, that I finally dragged myself to the emergency on Thanksgiving, and they ran a cat scan and x rays. The referred me to a gastroenterologist for that Mon. This wonderful man took one look at me, and started asking questions.... symptoms, was I always so thin (yes, I am 5'10, and no matter how much I eat I never weigh more than 120 lbs unless pregnant!) location of pain, history of surgeries (knee surgery 8/04), traumas etc. and heritage (Irish). He then told me he suspected Celiac. He sent me for blood work and stool analysis (positive) and has scheduled an endoscopy for the 28th. After reading and speaking to people about celiac, I feel very blessed to have found this very aware doctor. My problem now is that I need to continue eating some gluten until the endoscopy so as to not skew the results. This is very difficult...I become completely incopasitiated when I do. I am hopeful, though, it is a relief to look forward to a healthy New Year, even with the sacrafices of bread, pasta and beer. I hope to be able to gain weight, believe me, it is depressing to ea a lot and be painfully thin. Does anyone have wight gain tips for me?