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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. Jen85 added a post in a topic Am I Going Crazy?   

      Well now i will have to investigate farther because whatever it is i need to find it and get rid of it. Thanks for all the advice. I have the psorasis too...i know she will eventually diagnosed with celiac but of course when the blood work came back negative her doctor and dad both just looked at me like i was crazy.
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    2. Jen85 added a post in a topic Am I Going Crazy?   

      My daughter gets a lot of stomach aches and she has psorasis...but i had her blood work done and they found nothing. Now at my house pretty much every one eats gluten free with out realizing it because i do the cooking...unless they go and make themselves a sandwich or something. I do not make them eat gluten free but if they are eating what i am cooking its gluten free whether they realize it or not. But at her dad's its all kinds of bread and pasta and i feel that there is an issue there but my ex doesnt believe it but thats a whole other issue lol.
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    3. Jen85 added a post in a topic Am I Going Crazy?   

      I haven't been to the doctors because my husband currently started a new job and we unfortuanately are waiting for insurance to kick in. When I get time alone is the worst because that's when I become a complete basket case lol. It is now hunting season so my husband is gone a little bit more and every other weekends  our kids go to their other parents so I am all alone every other saturday for most of the day which i thought would be great ...ummmm NO. I get upset with my husband about not spending time with me. I make plans and then back out on my friends because I am too tired or just don't feel like it. My husband spends pretty much all of his time outside of work with me except for this one day every other week. SO he deserves it. This is his hobby and its what makes him happy. Sometimes i feel like when I am all emotional it's like a complete out of body experience but then i'll snap out of it and be fine and happy and in a great mood. I really dont get it. I know i sound crazy when i talk about it but i don't feel crazy i just feel like there is something off and i cant figure out how to fix it.
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    4. Jen85 added a post in a topic Am I Going Crazy?   

      I will check around maybe I am missing something....The only symptoms I am experienceing right now. Is extreme fatigue which i have just grown to be used to, the crazy emotions, the stuttering and slurring speach, clumsy, the brain fog, and i guess i have been getting migranes lately just the past couple of days tho. You know it's one thing that i notice it but when my husband comes to me and says i think there is something wrong your emotions are a little out of control it really bothers me. He is the sweetest man and would do anything for me to make me feel better but he is worried which of course makes me even more emotional lol. UGH this is getting over whelming
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    5. Jen85 added a post in a topic Why Am I So Sad?   

      So when I first became a member on here whenever someone would post on my topic I would get an email. I didn't realize that didn't happen anymore after two months I just thought no one responded to me. So I am so sorry I never answered any of you. I actually just put a new topic on yesterday because all of these problems are still bothering me but I feel like the emotional problems are getting worse adn I have had gluten in months. I'm an emotional basket case and my husband is starting to get worried that it's something more then just the Celiac. I am starting to think I need some medication or something. UGH!!!
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    6. Jen85 added a post in a topic Am I Going Crazy?   

      I take B12, K, D, calcium and Iron and they are all gluten free. It is getting so frustrating. I feel like I am in a constant fog. I am ready to quit my job. Not having a good memory is making it difficult to get my job done at this point. I am runnign to the bathroom multiple times a day to hide the fact that I am in tears. I was never like that before. My husband can send me a simple text that says I love you and I am tearing up. It is frustrating becasue after the fact I'm like that was really stupid and get mad that Im letting things get to me like this. And the stuttering is getting embarrassing I notice I am starting to become the Shy girl because of it. THAT IS NOT ME. I'm out going and loud and fun. What happened??? GRRRRR
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    7. Jen85 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Am I Going Crazy?
      Hey everyone-
      I am starting to feel like I am seriously going crazy? I have been diagnosed with celiac disease a year ago and after some struggle I  seem to be doing great with my gluten free diet now. It is so nice not to go through a day without feeling sick to my stomach anymore. BUT i am having some other issues and I'm hoping someone can give me some advice on if this has something to do with having celiac or if I'm going crazy. I am 27 years old I just got married we have three kids. My life is not overly stressful. I think I live a pretty happy life. But I will cry at the drop of a dime if someone looks at me wrong somedays? I am OVERLY emotional, I am starting to stutter when I speak to people I don't know or if I am nervous about something. I can remember things that happened 3 years ago but have a hard time remembering conversations i had 2 days ago and its getting progressively worse. I just feel like I am off and I can't explain it to anyone with out sounding like a mental case. Does anyone else suffer from any of these symptoms, Please Help
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    8. Jen85 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Why Am I So Sad?
      So i was glutened by accident.....I should of known not to touch anything at the family reunion camping trip. Anyways i got my normal symptoms....stomach pain, the big D, itchy, fatigue etc. But now for the last 2 days i am unbelievable clumsy...running in to everything, dropping all kinds of things, falling. I am a mess. On top of that im super sad and feel like i am in a fog. It's driving me nuts. I was trying to do my normal job today and i got so over whelmed i had to walk away. I have cried about anything and everything today. I feel like i am losing it. My husband just keeps asking me if I am ok because he has no idea what to do either. Is this related to the accidental gluten intake? if so, does it last long??? if not, is something else wrong with me???i mean i have always been kind fo clumsy but not this bad. This is horrible. Any advice would be great.
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    9. Jen85 added a post in a topic Bruises   

      Thanks for everyones help and support. I feel like I am annoying everyone in my life with my constant whining and not feeling well. I guess I am not doing as well as i thought. The more i read today the more i realize that i have other symptoms that i didn't even realize were related to celiac disease. I guess i just thought because i wasn't living with a constant stomach ache and my hair wasn't falling out anymore that i was doing better. To be honest all I ever think about is sleep. I am 27 years old and feel about 80. Not good a feeling when i have 3 young children and a brand new husband at home.
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    10. Jen85 added a post in a topic Bruises   

      thank my doctor pretty much diagnosed and sent me on my way to figure the rest out on my own. thanks for the advice
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    11. Jen85 added a post in a topic Bruises   

      Well thanks for the info....I didn't realize all of that. I have kind of just been learning about Celiac disease as I go all the do's and the don'ts and here i thought i was doing good lol. i'm sure this will sound completely stupid but what is DH?
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    12. Jen85 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research   

      so I have been doing pretty well since being diagnosed with Celiac and following a gluten free lifestyle. It has been a relief since i was sick for years and could never figure out why. About a month ago i came across Gluten Cutter pills in my local pharmacy. I tried them out over my honey moon last month and they worked great. It was nice to be able to eat something i havne't been able to in months and thought maybe once in awhile when i wanted to cheat i could take a couple. i still got itchy after eating something i wasnt suppose to but never any stomach problems or any other issues. well here i am a month later and went camping with my children and husband last weekend and decided to take a couple pills and enjoy 1 s'more with my kids. The next day i woke up super itchy and covered in 30-40 bruises over both my legs, my joints are aching and i have been extremely tired for the last couple days. Could this be a reaction to the gluten or should i worry this is being cause by soemthing else?
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    13. Jen85 added a post in a topic 7Yr Old Gluten Free   

      I know he will be helpful in this situation. He knows how important it is but he also is calling me frantically with "what do i feed her" "what do i pack her for lunch" "i dont even know what to buy at the gorcery store" and i understand it is over whelming i just keep trying to give him tips on how to understand....but yes the best bet will probably just to educate my daughter. Thank you for your suggestions =)
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    14. Jen85 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac Disease   

      7Yr Old Gluten Free
      So I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease so I had my 7 year old daughter tested due to some symptoms she has been showing. Her blood work came back normal. Her pediatrician of course said we can't be 100% sure she doesn't have this if we don't do the biopsy. She is 7 I don't want to put her thru that. The blood work was traumatic enough. Her doctor suggested we try a gluten free diet to see if any of her symptoms clear up instead. I am not stressed about it since i am gluten free. Her dad on the other hand had never had to deal with it. She spends 50% of time with me and 50% with him. So i nned to educate him on this life style. Any suggestions on some of the most important basic knowledge i should share with him? I have printed him off a bunch of paperwork but I just want to make him understand. Please Help. Thank You
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    15. Jen85 added a post in a topic Is Celiac A Possibilty?   

      He didn't even mention a biopsy? Should i ask about one?
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