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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I hate to hear that you are having some of the same problems as myself. I would never wish them on anyone as terrible as they are for me. From talking with my doctor he says that you should be on a normal diet for 2 weeks before the test. So if having gluten in small doses is normal to you then I think your test should come back accurately. I wish you the best!
  2. Thank you all for your input and help. CSU Grad, do you have any other ideas of what disease this might be? I have tried changing my diet by doing things like eating more fiber, taking probiotics, taking vitamins, not drinking caffeine. Nothing seems to work and it's just getting real old. It's to the point where I can't go out to eat without having to worry about stomach issues.
  3. I made an appointment for Thursday so I guess I will start eating gluten until then. Does anyone know of another other possible tests the doctor could run? I just really want to figure out what is wrong with me and I'd like him to do as many tests as he needs to in order to figure this out.
  4. Thank you. I have been gluten free for 4 days now. If I were to get tested this week would it make a difference? Also, I'm not feeling too much different than I did when I wasn't gluten-free. Does it take a while for the symptoms to go away?
  5. I am 21 years old and a college student who is very frustrated with my daily stomach problems. I have been to the doctor and they ran different blood tests (not one for celiac though) and he concluded that I probably had IBS and that there was nothing I could do for it. Not want I wanted to hear. So after I found out about celiac I have been watching what I eat to see exactly what gives me problems. I really think this could be what I have. Here are my symptoms: -Bloating -Constipation -Diarrhea -Gas -Rumbing Stomach all the time -Daily headaches -Eczema on hands, buttocks, legs -Fatigue -Can't seem to gain any weight I have lost about 5 pounds this year which is not good at all. I need to be gaining weight but my doctor says I just have a high metabolism and it's nothing to worry about. It seems like when I have a stomach issue it is only about 30 minutes to an hour after I eat something with wheat or bread. What do you all think? I know I should get tested but it takes so much time to get an appointment and I want to start a gluten-free diet now to see if I can get rid of these symptoms. Thanks! Jamie
  6. just got back from Harris Teeter and is wore out. I saved $44 dollars today.