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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. Newbie With Some Questions

    Hi there, Meline I have had my blood sugar tested on multiple ocassions and it was normal each and every time. I haven't yet talked to my doctor about my suspicions about being gluten intolerant so, no, I haven't yet had any blood work specifically for celiac. I think I will try to do a gluten free diet for a few weeks and see how I feel. I had a completely gluten free dinner tonight (whole foods only) and wow, no shakes! Of course I still don't feel well but having no shakes for a change was awesome! If anyone else has anything to share, I'd love to hear from you
  2. Hello all you kind folk. I found you today and hope that you might be able to point me in the right direction. I have not been feeling 'well' for years and I have been going from doctor to doctor to doctor for years trying to find out what is wrong with me. After many tests and blood work, I have been given various diagnoses over the years such as 'stress', 'panic attacks', and my all time favorite 'it's all in your head'. My doctor won't take me seriously and insists that I am having panic attacks. He is trying to get me to take paxil, which I refuse to do. I disagree with his diagnosis as I do not have a sensation of impending doom or panic. When I say I haven't felt well, here is what I mean. After eating, usually 30 minutes to an hour afterwards, I get a weird (not well) feeling in my stomache and feel as though I am shaking on the inside of my body. I can't see the shaking taking place on the outside of my body but I can definitely feel it on the inside. Along with the shaking, I experience more headaches than usual, brain fog, some lightheadedness, and a general feeling of weakness. I have lost 25lbs since Christmas because I am becoming afraid to eat. I don't like the nasty, sickly, shaking feeling. Would these symptoms be typical of a celiac patient? I notice that this shaking/not well feeling is much, much worse after consuming bread or pasta. While on vacation three months ago I ate dinner at the most amazing italian restaurant (loads of bread and pasta) and an hour after I left I felt like I was going to die. I had major shaking on the inside and I felt like I was going to pass out (everything was going black around me). I don't generally eat pasta in my diet so could consuming a HEAPING plate full cause this kind of reaction? I sincerely apologize for my lengthy post. I just want to know if I could be on the right track. I would sincerely appreciate any advice or information you may have. Cheers!