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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. Last week was the 2 year anniversary for me being diagnosed with celiac disease.  Overall I feel 100% better than I did two years ago.  Like most of you I have a few vitamin deficiencies to deal with.  So here I am still dealing with other issues.  For the last year and a half I've gained 15lbs (i know this can be related to celiac disease)  Extreme tiredness for the last 4-5 weeks, I have had issues with my hair and skin being dry, Brittle nails. I get 8-9 hours of sleep a night and yet still tired daily to the extreme.  Tired of being tired.   I have been tested for my thryroid but it's been a year or more since the last test.  I have emailed my doctor about following up with her.     So for all you who have been gluten-free for awhile does this seem par for the course?  Knowing my luck my Doc will tell me it's all still related to my celiac disease but not much more I can do at home to be gluten-free at this point.  Have any of you had normal thyroid test and then within a year that changed?  TIA for any info you may have. 
  2. Did You Have Hair Loss From Celiac?

    I had a problem as well, my Dr tested me for a bunch of things and for me I had a Folic Acid Defiency.  Since I started taking Folic acid daily it has improved and the excessive hair loss has stopped. 
  3. I have been gluten-free since Feb 2011 but in the last few months I have been getting frequent heart burn, even while eating things that aren't typical culprits. Has anyone else had frequent Heart Burn after going gluten-free or is this just me getting old LOL?
  4. I second Ancient Harvest Quinoa pasta. By far the best tasting. I buy 10lbs at a time. They are in FB if you want to get more info from them.
  5. Celiac And Hair Loss?

    I had this problem after I was diagnosed. I went to my doctor and she tested me for multiple vitamin defiencies. I have always been borderline anemic. My test came back and I was definetely lacking in many vitamins as well as Folic Acid. Once I started taking a multi-vitamin and folic acid everyday my hair stopped falling out. I highly suggest you talk to your doc and get tested to see where you might need to add certain supplements to your diet.
  6. Thanks everyone for your responses. I went in to see my doc today and she is retesting my thryroid (had it done in Feb 2011 with normal results) She is also testing for other vitamin difiencies. I have always been borderline anemic my whole life so I am sure that may have something to do with it. Now it is a wait and see. I ended up walking out of my pharmacy $80 poorer this morning LOL
  7. Hi All, I hope someone can point me in the right direction or has had some similar symptoms. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in Feb 2011 and I have been on a gluten-free diet ever since. I am still having problems and I am not really sure if they are all related to my celiac disease or maybe something more. In the past 6 months I have had to consistently deal with Insomnia, headaches, dry skin, hair loss, muscle aches, occasional numbness in my fingers, shortness of breath and slight weight gain (5lbs) <-- I know not much but still, dry eyes, and wierdly enough it seems like my skin is thinning. I feel like the smallest thing will leave me scratch that takes forever to heal (like an older person). I'm only 33 yo and I am tired of feeling like crap even afer be gluten-free. Anybody go thru something similar? I have an email out to my doc to see about all these symptoms I have been experiencing. She diagnosed my celiac disease relatively quickly so I can only hope she will continue to be agressive in treating me. Thanks in advance
  8. Just Diagnosed

    Hi Pat, I just found out 2 weeks ago that I had Celiac's. I actually found a lot of answers to my questions here I saw a nutritionist last week and she didn't really have anything to tell me that I hadn't already learned from here. I'm still doing plenty of learning about celiac disease but anytime I am not sure about something I have found answers on here. Hang in there
  9. Thanks Ada! I feel like I have learned a ton in this last week but have miles to go. I am sure I will be asking a lot more questions in the weeks to come
  10. YES! this is what I experienced for the most part before I was diagnosed last week. I didn't have the typical stomach issues I had fatigue, brain fog, bone/joint pain that radiated my whole left arm, neuropathy, insomnia. My Doctor ran test for everything under the sun and Celiac's is what came back positive. So I feel your pain literally. I have been gluten-free for 6 days and have noticed a small improvement but still have a long way to go.
  11. I hope that you can find something when you go out. I just was diagnosed last week and went out with a friend today for lunch, thought I had ordered something safe but now I am not sure The best advice I keep seeing is don't be afraid to ask. Goodluck!
  12. Hey Strawberry we were diagnosed the same day So I am in the same boat as you for the moment on trying to get my life as gluten-free as possible. I just wanted to wish you luck and to let you know someone else is starting from scratch just like you on this new gluten-free lifestyle.
  13. Hi everyone, I am newly diagnosed with Celiac's (as in the last week) and I am curious how many other's have stories like mine. I have never been someone who had a lot of allergies, stomach issues or anything else of the sort. I really thought that I was going to be diagnosed with RA or Fibromyaglia. For the last couple months I had more of the brain fog, fatigue, insomnia, bone and joint pain as well as neuropathy in my hand and arm. My doc ran a blood panel on me that just about tested for everything under the sun, I even had an MRI done hours before my official diagnosis came in. After reading some of your stories how you had years without any real help or correct diagnosis I feel lucky that I was diagnosed rather quickly. Of course it is not what I thought it would be and as soon as I learned what was wrong I went home and started reading labels. I meet with a nutritionist tomorrow and I am taking my husband with me so he can understand exactly what my diet restrictions are. So I was just wondering how many of you had more of the symptoms I had VS the stomach issues more commonly associated with celiac disease? I have been very strict with my diet this last week and I already am starting to feel much better. I finally got rid of the headache that had been plaguing me and I already feel like my sleep is starting to return to normal. My next challenge will be to navigate my diet thru a weekend in Vegas.
  14. Las Vegas Experience

    I am so happy I found this post!! i just found out that I have Celiac's last week and we are headed to Vegas on Saturday. I've been worried that I would have a hard time finding things to eat but you just helped me so much. Thank you and Congrats on your marriage