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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. Have you had your blood levels checked for possible anemia. I was fatigued beyond belief and found out I was severely anemic but didn't know the cause therefore they did and endo to look for GI bleeding and ended up getting diagnosed with Celiac. Even though a year ago blood tests for celiac disease were negative. But since the biopsies were positive, I am now positive for celiac disease. With celiac disease there the inability the absorb nutrients led to my anemia. It is just a thought. On another note, when I first went gluten free, I felt just like you. I am now 5 weeks gluten-free and still am battling the process. It takes time.
  2. Alone In My Struggles

    I can't thank all of you enough for your kind words of support. Like you said as my husband sees me getting better then maybe his support will grow. I have to admit it is still hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that this is for life. Nothing feels in my control anymore. As I gain a sense of control back and a routine to shopping, cooking and eating, I am hoping that things will get better for the household. Right now is an awful learning curve. And yes, getting him to understand the cross contamination issue is huge. Was thinking today that I might give him his own dedicated counter space in the kitchen, since he doesn't clean up after himself. Anyways thank you again for allowing me to just vent and think out loud.
  3. I have been 5 weeks gluten free and it has been a struggle.  I also suffer with IBS-C and anemia due to the celiac but am currently receiving IV iron infusions to increase my levels.  My struggle is my spouse and his inability to grasp the severity of the situation.  Or maybe he has just become desensitized to hearing me say "I don't feel good" for so long that he doesn't get it.  I think he hopes that some time in the future I will be better and no longer have to adhere to a gluten free diet.  I feel like I am constantly debating with him about how I feel and that it is related to what I eat.  He doesn't seem to get that I don't feel well because of what I eat therefore I can't eat certain things anymore.  To be more specific, I am finding the longer I go gluten-free more food intolerances are rearing their ugly heads.  I am already lactose intolerant, have been for numerous years, but now seem to be corn intolerant and he just cannot and will not accept this.  Today I ate a gluten-free English muffin made out of corn flour and I am now down for the count...fatigued, body aches, nauseous.  And I have been noticing trouble with corn products but just wanted to ignore them.  How do I get him to understand that being Celiac can be more then just needing to be gluten free, but a whole host of other things can come into play?  Thinking of going to an allergist to have a blood test for food allergies done because he only seems to believe it if I have medical proof.  How I am feeling does not matter.  Feeling all alone.