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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. I am new to this forum, so hello everyone. I am 41 years old and I have had stomach (gas/bloating/constipation) most of my life. I just thought it was normal because usually I could tolarate it. However right before turning 40 I had gall bladder removal and ever since my constipation has gotten worse along with other symptoms. Which include extreme fatigue, joint pain, ADD,mild depression, foggy / forgetful mind, NO motivation,my hair never grows (just breaks off a little at a time), canker sores, cold feet/hands (especially feet), tingling / numbness in feet, a pain in the neck near the tonsil area, and I have gained 18 lbs since the surgery.....etc. Over the course of my life I have brought up some of my symptoms to doctors and always end up with negative results. They usually ended the conversation with start a healthy diet, exercise and wanting to prescribe some form of medicine. I have been given anti-depressants, ADD meds etc. Non seem to help. Late November 2012 my constipation got so bad that I was having to take about 3 laxitives to feel some form of relief. After confiding in a friend, she advised that I see a endocrinologist, perhaps it might by hypothyroidism. Met with the Doc who was rather a skeptic about my symtoms. He did blood work found, thyroid to be fine but did find vitamin D dificiency, high cholestrol, and elevated platelets in my blood. He prescribed vitamine D pills and suggested I see a GI doc. Met with GI....I really liked him didnt make me feel like a pyscho that was making up symptoms. He did more blood test, and today I had a endoscopy and colonoscopy. I have to wait 2 weeks for results, by the time I woke up from recovery doc was gone but told my friend that everything looked good. I read the report he gave me, which has pictures and found colon to be normal, except for hemmoroid..... Endo has the following: ESOPHAGUS: The Z line was visualized at 36 cm from the entry site and appeared slightly irregular, Ring w associated, mild, mucosal edema and erythema; Bx done. STOMACH: There was a diminutive sliding hiatus hernia visible in the stomach. Mildly diffuse erythematous mucosa was found in the antrum. Forceps biopsy performed. DUODENUM: The duodenum appeared to be normal. I WOULD LOVE SOME FEEDBACK IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS OR CAN HELP ME UNDERSTAND THE ENDO RESULTS LISTED ABOVE. The doc prescribed a reflux medicine.....I'm just afrad that they will once again just mask the problem by applying bandaid. Sorry for the lengthy post but I am desparate. I am tired of feeling like I am making this up. Even as I conclude this email my arms feel like I have just run a race.....extremely fatigued. Thank you.