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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. Don't we all..

    My poor toaster is lonely... :)

  2. In Denial

    Join the club. As you can see by my join date and number of posts that I've frequented this site, but never really contributed. I have been in denial for awhile, but now my health is making me have to come to terms with celiac. I'm basically starving myself because there are so few foods I will eat and I have issues forcing myself to eat something I don't really like at all. The few things gluten free I do like I've eaten too much of and grown tired of eating them. Now with the constant headaches, depression and anxieties plus my loss of short term memory sometimes and other symptoms I have no choice, but to try and change my ways. I'm afraid my denial has caused more harm then anything as I've gotten to the point where I eat 1 meal a day and maybe two every other day. I have no energy, I'm feeling bloated. I can
  3. I want pop tarts too, lol.

  4. Staggering Statistic-why?seems Simple To Me

    I have troubles counting the amount of doctors, who when asked about some of my symptoms and if they are related to Celiac, just scoffed at me and told me 'no'. Frankly I don't think many doctors have a clue about celiac's effects and symptoms. For instance I went to 5 different skin doctors for a skin condition and asked each one of them if celiac disease was the cause. Every one of them responded with an afffirmative 'no'. After countless drugs I eventually gave up. Later I finally quit eating wheat for a few months and the skin conditions went away. I have countless other stories that leave me rather puzzled about a few in the medical community.
  5. I have the very same thing. Or at least it sounds similar. Most of my family has celiac and for the longest I just ignored it. A year or so ago I started getting the same symptoms you are over my hands. A dermatologist said it was psoriasis. I tried plenty of cremes and ointments and none helped. Eventually I gave up trying. Later I found out that my grandfather has these same problems , but only when he accidentally gets Gluten in his diet so I attributed it to being a celiac. Funny thing is I asked one of my dermatologists about celiac and he said it has nothing to do with it. Which means I've either been misdiagnosed or that doctor was a quack. Since then I have had other issues to make me want to try and be gluten-free. The symptoms on my hand change according to the weather. Worse during the warm weather and better during the winter. I think the cold dries out your hands is why. Also when the barometric pressure goes up it also gets inflamed. I've been gluten-free for about 3 weeks now. My problems with my hands continue , but has gotten much better. I attributed it to getting better by the change of seasons and being a little more healthy from my diet , but I'm not that sure about it. I believe others have had skin problems as a result of being a celiac. At least from articles I have read. Dry weather seems to make it better. When I was in Vegas my rash got much better , but when I returned home it came back full force. I'm hoping my diet will make it dissapear , but your post is not very encouraging.