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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. Burdee, Thanks for asking how I'm doing. I've only been gluten-free for two weeks, but have only had one migraine instead of the usual 4 or 5 over a two-week interval. So I'm hoping it works. I don't know if I have celiac or just a gluten sensitivity, but I've always been "addicted" to wheat products - love them, crave them in an unhealthy way. So it's been hard, but I think it's what I need to do. I've never had the typical GI symptoms of celiac disease, but have always been constipated, and also have some other seemingly related problems - some autoimmune issues, a history of thyroid problems, interstitial cystitis, IBS, etc. The migraines are the primary problem now and the others have abated. Also, my mother and grandmother always had GI problems, so I'm wondering if they had the same thing. Anyway, thanks for your input. Kira
  2. Hi. I just got onto this board, and am not sure if I have celiac. I suspect it because of migraines and low energy which improve if I don't eat gluten. But anyway, I was shocked to read your posting, because I have also had very thick nails on my 1st and 5th toes. I wondered if it was fungus, but it never looked as bad as toes of people who do have fungus, so I just accepted it (and don't wear open-toes sandals!). Also, just the other day, I noticed a large verticle ridge down one of my fingernails and was also wondering about it. Anyway, an interesting possible connection.
  3. Thanks for the links to the articles. I was actually aware of these studies, but there is very little additional research that I know of. I was wondering if any of you have found a connection between migraines and gluten.
  4. Hi. I am new to this board. I do not have any GI symptoms of celiac, but have had migraines for the past 18 years. I have read that not only do a lot of people with celiac disease NOT have the traditional GI symptoms, but also that there is speculation that migraines my be triggered by gluten in some individuals. Do any of you have thoughts about this? Thanks.