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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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  1. I will try to make this short. I have suffered from lifelong depression/anxiety, and in June it had gotten so bad I almost could not go in public without having panic attacks, also I generally felt sick and run down always and had only a couple bowel movements a week. I went serching for somekind kind of answers and after reading alot on the internet I decided to go gluten free in July. After about 4.5 months I am now having a bowel movement everyday (and they actually look normal, I think) Also I feel my deppression/anxiety is slowly improving. Some other things I have been realizing is: When i look at childhood pictures my stomach is oddly bulged out , like a extreme beer belly ( but not so into adulthood), I have always had constipation and loose but solid bowel movements, lots of trouble in school with focus, etc., and no matter how healthy I eat I was always slightly overweight and chubby, plus vision blurry and trouble focusing but eye docter says I have 20/20 vision. Anyhow that is all I will say for now. My question is, does it sound like i have celiacs disease? I do not have health insurance so i do not want to be diagnosed by a doctor. One more thing in June I had blood work done and the doc said I had low iron, can gluten cause this? Peace