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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Does Anyone Binge On A Celiac Attack?

    Hi, I'm new to this forum and have been reading for quite a while. Newly diagnosed a couple of months ago and I don't seem to have a typical progression. I'm sure the celiac was triggered last April when I was under a tremendous amount of stress with two deaths in my immediate family 1200 miles away from home. I can pinpoint when the symptoms started, but they weren't really anything that dramatic. Diagnosis came when I went in for a checkup and the dr noticed I was anemic and asked what else was going on. She had it nailed on the first try and referred me to a GI guy. Blood test was negative, but the endoscopy was positive. Anyway, I've been good for a long time, but yesterday I just lost it. I had two social gatherings and just absolutely could not resist cheese and crackers and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I was also kind of curious to find out if I would have a reaction since I have not tested it since going gluten-free. The only negative reaction was hardly mentionable. I'm wondering if there are degrees of celiac disease and if this may indicate that I have maybe a "mild" case and may not have to be as careful as some people who have really bad reactions to any gluten at all. That could be wishful thinking and everything I have read would not indicate that it's true, but are some of us maybe more tolerant of gluten thatn others?