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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. I'm so happy to find this thread .... I was diagnosed with celiac disease in Sept. 2003. I've always struggled with weight but since starting gluten-free my weight has gone up considerably. I was diagnosed after a severe reaction (paralyzed stomach, daily vomiting, diarrhea, etc). I attributed my initial weight gain to just being able to keep food in me after two months of not being able to. But, the weight gain hasn't stopped. I'm looking for a good solution. When I spoke to my GI in February about my concern about my weight, she told me it's hard enough keeping gluten-free and I shouldn't worry about trying to diet on top of it - just to eat gluten-free grains in moderation. I tried and my weight still shot up. I tried Atkin's, figuring it was a good gluten-free solution. Initially I lost weight, but before the first two-weeks I hit a plateau. Worse than that, my boughts of diarrhea came back. I was pretty careful about avoiding gluten, so I was confident that gluten wasn't the culprit. I searched my Atkin's books and the Atkin's website and couldn't find references to Atkin's induced diarrhea. I finally gave up on Atkin's and gained back the weight I lost plus some. My next plan of attack is to find a nutritionist . . . but I'm not sure how to go about finding one that is knowledgeable about celiac disease. I'm finding that I tend to educate my doctor's about celiac disease more than they're educating me. Any suggestions on finding a celiac disease-knowledgeable nutritionist? Or, any other suggestions? Melissa