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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com Store.

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Well, I can't prove it's due to the gluten-free diet...but my eye sight has always gotten gradually worse every year (since 3rd grade) I go to get my eyes checked. This year, they got better! How weird is that? Also, every time in the past when going to the dentist, they had to scrape my teeth a good amount, the last two times they have hardly had to touch my teeth other than to polish them. I'll take it! Other than that obviously feeling WAY better physically and emotionally since going gluten-free. :D

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Well, I can't prove it's due to the gluten-free diet...but my eye sight has always gotten gradually worse every year (since 3rd grade) I go to get my eyes checked. This year, they got better! How weird is that? Also, every time in the past when going to the dentist, they had to scrape my teeth a good amount, the last two times they have hardly had to touch my teeth other than to polish them. I'll take it! Other than that obviously feeling WAY better physically and emotionally since going gluten-free. :D

AND I am not anemic anymore!!! I was continuously anemic for 11 years....now I have higher levels than I have ever had in my life!!

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I was curious if anyone had any new items to add to the list. Trying to stay positive about this disease!

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Only 5.5 weeks for me, BUT IBS symptons are gone. Normal stools.

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I got my brain back and finished my doctorate. B)

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I was curious if anyone had any new items to add to the list. Trying to stay positive about this disease!

I fixed my toilet this week all by myself! :lol:

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I fixed my toilet this week all by myself! :lol:

I love that! There is something so gratifying and rewarding about doing repairs, etc. around the house. Way to go!

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A unique one for me is I don't mumble anymore. I used to mumble really bad and people couldn't understand me and phone calls were annoying for both me and the person I was talking too because they couldn't hear me and I got tired of repeating myself. About a month in my Mom commented on the phone, "Jason, I heard every word you just said clear as day" instead of "are you sure the phone is by your mouth?" I never would have thought of that. So add that to anxiety levels dropped, always being sick gave me a fear of dying and leaving my young children alone and that is much better, headaches, dizziness (nothing worse then feeling dizzy all the time), asthma is better, and of coarse the GI issues are much better as well. When I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, my wife used to say when she put her ear to my stomach it sounded like boiling water with rapid bubbling and popping. I am so glad that is gone.

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I'm on week 5 of being gluten free. I don't have to go to the bathroom as much but still don't have normal stools. Earlier this week I was having stomach cramps in the evening. I don't think I glutened myself as I've been eating the same stuff and hadn't had symptoms before. I hope my brain comes back too.

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