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
InterestsI work at Mercy in Downtown Baltimore,MD. I have been recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease as of April 26th. I am interested in learning more about this disease and what I can eat and what not to; as well as how to prepare gluten-free meals. I have three cats and an awesome b/f that is excellent at keeping me on track of my goals. Most of the time I tend to ignore his antics, but I know he wants me to be the best me I can be. LOL!
hi I am new to celiac's disease and have been diagnosed since the 26th of April. For a year I had similar symptoms as you do and I thought this is not normal and something is not right. I made a appointment with a gastroenterologist and he said well you have a 5% chance of having celiac disease and gave me samples for the probiotic align. I had severe stomachaches and stabbing pain in the right lower abdomen that I thought it was my gallbladder. Sure enough all my blood tests, biopsies, x-rays all came back normal or the x-ray showed gas. I didn't believe a word of it so I went for a second opinion. Thankfully I found Dr. Rai of the Gastro center of Maryland and he confirmed that did indeed have celiac's disease. I thought THANK GOD!!!!!!!!! Finally an answer and now how to live with it. I so relieved that I found an answer and I'm not in pain when I eat,but am still getting headaches and definitely still hungry most of the time. Does anybody still have to force themselves to eat? Most of the time I find I don't want to eat or I look around to find how do I make anything using the gluten-free products I just bought. Mostly I have been eating gluten-free chex cereal, applegate gluten-free roast beef and cheese, fruits, veggies and still don't feel full. I also wonder if anybody has struggles with depression or weight gain before making the discovery of celiac's disease? Thanks for reading and good luck everybody on this journey.