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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. My dr contacted me with my final results today - all indicate that I do not have celiac; but rather another disease that is causing me to be anemic and severely deficient of vitamin b12. Starting tomorrow, I will receive B12 injections daily until my levels come up close to 1000 (they are at 200 now) and then injections once every three months. Further testing will be doen to determine the underlying problem - thanks to everyone responding to my posts.
  2. So far these are the results I have received - the other celiac stuff is still pending: Low Iron - anemia Low Vit B12 Normal values for Gliadin Ab IGA and IGG
  3. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this sounds like Celiac? I got pregnant in January 2003. At 8 weeks, I began having severe morning sickness. I was put on all sorts of anti nausea medication which did not help. I actually lost 40 lbs while I was pregnant. All of the docs thought it was in my head...that nothing was wrong with me. I began experiencing sever joint pain in my hips, legs and back. Still docs thought it was all in my head. Delivered my daughter a month early. Since then, I have been feeling "sick", for a lack of a better term. My joints ache severely and i am more exhausted now, than I have ever been - I am only 26 years old. I have constant diarhea every time I eat something. I have gained all of those 40 lbs back and continue to gain...even though all of my recent bloodwork has shown that clearly I am not absorbing nutrients in a normal fashion. My iron has been extremely low since my pregnancy - trying to bring it up seems pointless, as it won't budge with OTC iron supplements. My doc sent me to a rheumatologist who had bloodwork done and came back with results showing a high Rheumatoid Arthritis factor. It's been since May that I have gone to him with no diagnosis. 3 of my family members have been recently diagnosed with Celiac and so I asked my doc to send me for bloodwork - did that yesterday; waiting for the results. What should I be looking for with my results?? In addition, my daughter, now one year old, has had a lot of problems with her gastro intestinal system. She suffers from, protein intollerance (according to her pediatrician), and is on a special hypoallergenic formula. They tried to take her off of formula last week and she was miserable and had such bad diarhea, it gave her a blistery diaper rash....doc said put her back on formula indefinitely....now I am wondering if she possibly has Celiac. I made an appt for her to go see a pediatric gastro specialist in hopes of getting more answers, as her pediatrician seems to be very stingy with information as to why this is happening, and what to expect in the future. I am getting frustrated trying to get a diagnosis - it feels like it is taking forever...the docs say everything is trial and error....