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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. At about 4 every morning I wake up with noisy intestinal sounds. It almost sounds and feels like my food is dropping right through me. I'm new to this, Dec. of this year, so I don't know what it is, but I have it too. Don
  2. What Is Normal Now?

    Thanks everyone for your replys. It always helps. It sounds like alot of us still have abnormal bowel habits even after going gluten-free. Does it ever return to normal or are celiacs always a little jacked up?
  3. New to the board but have been reading since my diagnosis a month ago. I was just wondering if some of the celiac vetrans could tell me if the word normal in realation to symptoms and the body in general is the same normal you felt before having celiac. Mine seems to have blossomed after a viral infection so I clearly remember what I was like before celiac disease. But at this point it feels like my whole system has changed and it won't go back to the way it was. Are bowl movements ever "normal" again? Does your body gain and lose weight the way it used to, or is this a whole new game? And what about the mental? My fog seems better but I have extreme anxiety over health issues now. Every rash, swollen node, or health condition now is feared to be cancer. It sounds stupid I know, but maybe someone can relate. Anyway, thanks for all your postings as they have helped me over the last month. I don't feel so isolated while on the boardand now look foreward to participating and not just lurking. Thanks again. Don
  4. I Give Up!

    Hi, this is my first posting after frequently visiting over the past month. Like you I am at the end of my first month gluten free and still have not seen any weight gain. I have to eat like a horse just to stay where I'm at. The only difference is that I never really feel hungry anymore so I just eat to eat. Initialy my symptoms consisted of early morning stomach rumbling followed by varying degrees of diarea and morning nausea that prevented me from eating breakfast. After that I just didn't want to eat. At this point, most mornings nausea is not a problem but the other symptoms persist. The way I see it we can't just give up on our diet because if we do we'll really feel like poo. I'm right there with you on the time line so lets keep going and things will get better. Don