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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. Thanks so much for all of your input! The results came back from my endoscopy and everything looks like it has healed. We have concluded that it is not celiac related and I am going to get tested for other food intolerances. I've had my thyroid checked twice within the last year thinking I had hypothyroidism but it looked fine. If nothing comes up with food intolerances, I'll go back to the rheumatologist!  Thanks again!
  2. I am hoping that some of you can help me figure out what's going on. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 6 years ago ( I am now 20 years old). Back then my symptoms were mainly gastrointestinal, such as bloating, gas, diarrehea, and very bad stomach cramps. I felt extremely sick and got to the point that I was afraid to eat anything. I lost almost 15 pounds within 6 months. After finding out I had celiac, all of these symptoms went away and I regained most of the weight I lost. I felt a lot better.    For the past year, however, I have been experiencing incredible fatigue and joint pain. The pain started in my hands but recently it has spread to nearly every joint in my body and the fatigue has worsened. I went to a rheumatologist who did some test- all of which were negative. She had a strong feeling it was connected to celiac disease. I went back to the GI and he did another endoscopy. Since I get so sick from eating gluten he decided it was best if I remain gluten-free and he would see if a.) I am doing a good job on the diet and/or b.) if I have refractory celiac. I had the endoscopy done last week and I am anxiously awaiting for the results. I am very strict with my diet and do no cheating. Does refractory celiac disease sound like a real possibility?    I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced these symptoms and if they have figured out what it is? I am becoming so frustrated because none of the doctors seem to know why I feel this awful.  Could this be related to Celiac? I would appreciate any feedback!    Thanks!!