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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. Hi Janiney The first couple of weeks didn't notice much difference but by the third week I noticed that my bones didn't ache and I hadn't had restless legs for a good few days. I was also sleeping better and getting out of bed with doing it slowly. Two months on and I'm still feeling better in myself plus the skin lesions are getting less obvious. Don't misunderstand, they haven't gone and they still itch but they are flatter and not as 'angry'. The dermatologist insists it's eczema but I am so not convinced. I see my coeliac consultant soon so I'm going to ask if I can try Dapsone for the itching. My rash is on my arms up to almost my armpits and my legs up to my thighs and I have it on my back and stomach and across both hips. I'm told if it really is DH then it could take up to 2 years to clear but as I've had it 23, 2 more isn't a problem. The biopsy results should only take 2 weeks so if it's been longer you need to push them - they are in no rush!! Let me know how you get on and believe in yourself even if they don't - you know your body better than anyone
  2. Hi all, Pam from Yorkshire tuning in. Well, I've been gluten-free now for 2 months and feel great! I have to go for check ups with different hospital departments as there are further complications ie: thyroid, diabetes, osteoporosis as well as the ongoing skin problem that I'm now being told is eczema!!! These dermatologists will not listen to their patients . Despite my skin looking and responding as Dermatitis Herpetiformis, she (the dermatologist) will not accept it and insists I have JUST eczema Had a few teething problems with the pharmacy and my prescriptions but hoping for 3rd time lucky at the end of this month Janiney - how are you getting on, have you had your reslults yet? Is there anyone from Yorkshire area?
  3. Hi Just logged in to see if there is anyone from England, there doesn't seem to be anything for celiacs in England anywhere!! Where are you all hiding? I have now, after 23 years of suffering the same symptoms as Janiney, been diagnosed celiac. I had a traumatic pregnancy and it brought on the itchy skin that you describe. I've also always had the fatigue and aching and thought that was normal until I went gluten free and within a couple of weeks realised that normal was not feeling tired all the time and aching every day. Also had the headaches, stomach cramps, constipation and diahorrea, sick feeling with certain foods, oral lichen planus (bit like thrush in your mouth) and the latest is patchy vitiligo (loss of skin pigmentation), heartburn, indigestion and reflux, restless legs syndrome, weak nails and hair. I've had all kinds of treatment and none worked until after having the endoscopy and finding out I have been celiac all this time. The best bit is that they did the test 15 years ago and it came back borderline, they tried me on gluten-free for a few months but because the skin problem didn't get better, they stopped the gluten-free. I'm now told it could take two years for the intestine to recover and the skin problem to right itself but I think, I've had it 23 years so what's another 2? Since going gluten-free my life has changed for the better, I no longer ache, or suffer restless legs, not tired all the time, I sleep better, my skin is very slowly improving, I don't get indigestion/heartburn, stomach cramps etc are getting fewer. It will take time to get this new way of eating 100% correct but I think - eat that and feel ill or eat correctly and get better, it's no contest. Hope you are coping ok. Pambo
  4. Weight And Celiac Disease

    I too have just recently been diagnosed and just found this site. Cannot believe how many of you experiencing same symptoms. Have been suffering for very long time and been back and forth for years to various hospitals. Couldn't understand the tiredness, the aching limbs, amongst other things. Going to specialist next week to hopefully get started on gluten-free, can't wait, not been this excited in a long time. I feel like I've turned a corner now. I've been doing weightwatchers for 2 years and have lost a lot of weight and almost at goal now but cannot lose the last 7lbs, not changed the way I eat or what I eat and I exercise regularly. I defo feel bad when I've eaten gluten, so try to keep off it and now, if doc gives go ahead I can go gluten-free - maybe weight will get under control.