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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. Hello new friends! I'm SO glad I found this forum! My eyes are starting to burn from reading about celiac disease all night (& almost every night for a few weeks) on this here computer screen... Anyways.. I need your help! Do you think I have celiac disease? I've been suffering for so long, and I'm SO tired of people not taking me seriously! I feel like I can't FUNCTION at ALL. It's hard to even focus on writing this post.. Argh! Here are my symptoms: depression anxiety a strange dull itch all over my body that drives me INSANE. (mostly at night) acne NEVER feeling rested/ very sensitive to light sore body headaches SERIOUS BLOATING/gas inability to focus/have a conversation/read....BRAINFOG! weird messed up periods (sometimes I don't get it for months) possibly infertility? D: I swear to you my face looks different depending on what I eat.. it gets itchy, swollen, and just looks....OFF. panic attacks shooting pains in my back/lower abdomen my hands and feet always seem to be cold eczema generally feeling all friggen messed up, all the time. everything stresses me out I'm probably forgetting some symptoms.. I've turned into such a bummer to be around... I just want to function. I don't feel well enough to do anything. I don't have a job. I keep dropping out of college classes because I just can't do it. I do nothing all day long, I get angry & I feel dull and so very frustrated & I just want to sleep forever. I don't want to complain anymore!! I've had these symptoms for many years to a lesser extent, it's gotten a lot worse in the last year and a half.. I moved to the Bay area, I'm vegan... and I discovered gluten "meats". What can I say? ...Ahem. Gluten "drumsticks" weekly for uh, maybe 7 months.. Every time I'd eat out at a restaurant I'd go straight for the dishes with gluten meats in them too. D'oh! I'm also allergic to bananas, avocados, melons, carrots... these are all self-diagnosed. I have never been tested for allergies. Pretty allergic to cats, dogs, bunnies... pets in general. I'm pretty sure my symptoms are caused by allergies! I started my gluten-free diet about a week ago.. made some mistakes though :[ I just want to live & function somewhat normally, darn it. Thank you in advance... (Oops, I meant to post this in pre-diagnosis, testing & symptoms >_< & I just realized I've left a lot of information out... I'm so tired.)