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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your struggle. I would consult a doctor about this issue. I know that people with celiac disease/gluten sensitivity have a tendency to be malnourished and therefore lose weight very quickly. However, after being on a strict gluten free diet it should be less of an issue for you. I would recommend starting to take a multi-vitamin because it could just be you're not getting enough nutrients from the food you're eating. Also, keeping a food journal tracking everything I ate really helped me. Keep count of the calories you're taking in and maybe even get an app on your smartphone. I know I have one on mine called MyPlate and it is keeping track of my food and helping me maintain my weight, but there is also a setting where it tells you how much you need to eat to gain weight! That might help you out a lot. I hope you reach the weight you want and start feeling better! 
  2.  Well first I have to ask if you have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease or a gluten sensitivity? Also, it could depend on the type of alcohol you're drinking. Beer and Malt Liquor (Mike's Hard Lemonade) contain gluten and can give you a bad reaction after consuming them, while wine and liquor tend to be gluten free (but not always) and will cause no reaction. So if you're getting sick after drinking a beer and eating gluten then that is even more gluten than you thought and probably the issue. Otherwise, it might just be the food giving you a bad reaction and the alcohol doing something to your metabolism. However, I'm not a doctor and these are merely opinions/guesses. Gluten sensitivity/Celiac is a weird thing and sometimes you can feel pain but it won't happen until even the next day. I have had issues where I have gone out to eat and consumed a gluten-free beer and food and have gotten extremely dizzy but I can only attribute that to cross contamination in the kitchen. It is bizarre to get sick without consuming gluten so I would just stay away to be careful-including whatever alcohol you're drinking. Sounds like a bummer but I hope this helped somewhat and I really hope you feel better soon!