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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. Water Retention/edema

    Hi Kritter, YES!! YES!! YES!! What looks like obesity seems to be a side effect of celiac. I retain water like a sponge - eyes and face, hands and ugly dimpled pockets in my legs above my knees. Within a few days of going gluten-free I could see the swelling was going away and could feel firmness to my muscles and my jaw bone came into view! I have not yet been diagnosed with Celiac but am 99.9% certain I have it. I am seeing my Dr. again in a few weeks and will be begging for a scope along with the blood test. I have been gluten-free for about 4 weeks now and am feeling terrific and very happy to have my life back after 30 years of worsening symtoms. I am not looking forward to eating gluten again to get the antibody levels up before I go for the blood test and scope but if it means a diagnosis for myself and my family it will be worth it. Good luck to you and everyone in this forum in feeling good everyday I am new here and am so thankful for it! Quitncurl