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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. Can anyone give me any success stories in going from failure to thrive to thriving with your little ones? I've been reading over a lot of the posts here, and I'm trying to figure out time tables, how concerned to be, etc. I'm asking because my 18-month-old daughter underwent a blood test for Celiac a week ago (we're awaiting the results still) after her weight dropped down to 17 lbs, 4 oz. She had been hovering around the 3rd percentile for weight for months, but she dropped off the charts after a stomach flu wiped her out. So many of her symptoms match those of celiac disease. We've had her off gluten for a little over a week, and she has shown definite improvement (regular, looser bowel movements, better mood, less waking & screaming in the night...), so I feel fairly certain that she has Celiac. But I'm really concerned about her weight and her development. She has started to eat a little more now that she's gluten-free, but she's certainly not eating enough to gain back all that she has lost. So that's why I'm wondering if anyone can give me any success stories. I know it takes a while for her intestines to heal and for her to start eating well, but what kind of timeline are we talking about? If your child was underweight, how long did it take until he/she was really thriving? Also, how worried should I be that she will have long-term problems with physical and mental development? I try not to get overly worried about this, but I also know that these first few years are crucial in terms of the development of her brain, muscles, bones, nervous system, etc. Any advice anyone can give is greatly appreciated.