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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 am recently recovering from a bout of clinical depression during which I lost a considerably amount of weight. The weight loss was not unexpected since I literally was not eating over a course of 4 to 5 months. The weight loss episode was very similar to an anorexic type of experience...that is, eating very little, and exercising vigorously. I am coming out of this now, but I am having a hard time regaining any weight despite that I am eating. I am in the midst of a series of tests that are coming back negative (e.g. colonoscopy, CT scans of my pelvis, abdomen, etc.). I am having a endoscopy done this week. The blood test for celiac disease was negative. All organ function tests are normal (e.g. liver, kidneys, pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, etc.). The only notable result was my iron was low, but the blood cell counts, etc., normal. The doctor ordered these tests due to my symptoms, namely, slowing of bowel movements, feeling lightheaded and out of it which seemed to occur mainly after eating (my glucose tolerance test was a little off, but normal). One notable episode in particular occurred after eating a flat bread sandwich where I thought I was near passing out. Yet I have no nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nor any evidence of blood in my stools, etc. I switched as best I could to a gluten free diet for the past week, as well as increased my food intake, and the symptoms seem to have subsided a bit. Especially the lightheadedness. My bowel movements actually increased in frequency somewhat, but I am not gaining weight. I know celiac symptoms can vary...but does this sound like a possibility? Will the endoscopy tell the tale? I appreciate any advice...