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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. 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