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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. I was diagnosed with celiac diesase 7 years ago when I was 14. I have never had symptoms until a few weeks ago so I never took the diet seriously. I went on a gluten free diet when I was 14 for about 2 months but I went from 108 lbs. to 98 lbs. so I stopped the diet. I had no symptoms so I wasn't concerned about it. The same thing happened about two years ago when a doctor informed me of the long term effects of leaving the disease untreated even though I was symptom free. I tried again but once I dropped below 100 lbs. I again stopped the diet. I am 5' 8" and cannot afford to be that thin. Now that I developed symptoms I no longer have a choice and must live gluten free. I am so scared about losing weight again and was wondering if anyone else has had problems with maintaining weight on the diet and if anyone has suggestions for me. Any ideas are greatly appreciated because I am so scared and I need help. Thanks- Jillian