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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. BTW, I am in the Santa Cruz, California area. Any thoughts about how I can find a good clinic that can to celiac screening?
  2. Does anyone know where I can be tested? I have low income, and no insurance. What level of testing (if any) would be appropriate for me given my symptoms: - difficulty focusing, forgetfulness - headache - diahrea, loose stools - depression/fatigue - feeling a need for nurishment, even when full Also, I am thin despite eating plenty. I have been unable to clearly establish a link between eating wheat and my symptons. If there is a link, there seems to be a delay of three days to a week. This delay (and perhaps lack of mental clarity) makes it difficult for me to know whether of not I am imagining the connection. I do not have any obvious increase in symptoms on the same day I eat wheat, even in large quantities. My understanding is that the response time to wheat among people with celiac disease varies. Is three days to a week typical? After avoiding wheat for a couple months, I noticed improvement, but this could be due to a variety of unrelated causes. Casein or lactose intolerance may be another suspect because I was severely allergic to milk as an infant. I am starting a spreadsheet to track diet and symptoms over time. This should be useful in any case.