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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. Thank you for your replies and encouragement! Good news: I'm feeling good again. It seems to change rapidly. Before the diet I always felt almost the same, but now I'm plunging between feeling great and lousy like a yo-yo. It's certainly interesting . What was also probably affecting me was the fact that my period was late and I was getting worried about not having it at all because of the weight loss, so I was not feeling emotionally secure or stable at all. It's all new for me. As far as testing goes, I'm aware that it would be a smart thing to do, but I cannot imagine intentionally eating gluten just now. A few times since going on diet I ate something that made me feel sick, have abdominal pain and run to the toilet inside 1 hour after eating. I do have some intolerance, of that I am almost sure of, but is it gluten/soy or just one of those (or maybe also dairy), I didn't really figure out yet. I will make a gluten challenge after dieting some more.
  2. Hi! I'm new here and new to a gluten free diet. A month ago I was looking at celiac symptoms online and decided to try gluten-free life. The symptoms I recognized were bloating, constipation (it was changed to D for the last couple of days before diet), lower abdominal cramps, feeling of constant sickness (I was diagnosed with chronic gastritis cca 5 years ago and the sickness wouldn't go away), itchy scalp and sometimes other body parts, occasional mouth sores. I also have had a couple of times in my life (I'm 26 now) incidents of itchy, red swellings of my fingers which would start to become dry skin once they started to go away. I went gluten-free as much as I could for a start (it takes a while to figure out what to eat/not eat) and I was feeling better within the first 2-3 weeks. But now I'm not feeling so great any more. I was underweight before starting a diet (183cm, 60kilo), but now I lost additional 3 kilo which makes my BMI fall to 17. I'm not eating lactose and it also seems I'm having bad reactions to soy. Could it be that there is soy in vegetable oil? I'm changing to olive/sunflower either way. Has anybody else had this problem of feeling bad a couple of weeks into the diet? My sleeping took a turn for bad, I'm constantly waking up and tossing in bed, which didn't happen before. I just decided to be extra careful with cosmetics also, but one field that still could present a risk are a couple of wooden kitchen utensils in use, so i should eliminate those also. I don't know what else to do. Should I just be patient and hope my sleep and pounds will return? Argggh sorry about my English- I'm from Europe (Croatia)..