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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. My doctor seems pretty sure that I have an intolerance to gluten. I am awaiting my test. But I am freaking out. I don't have the symptoms that I have read about here, but I having the beginning of osteoporosis because I seem not to be assimilating Vitamin D. I am a 59 year old female, I'm 5'3" and weigh 113 pounds. I am a "foodie" though I hate to even label myself that way. I'm basically a vegetarian and have been very many years. I eat fairly well (organic and cook from scratch) but I am a pastry addict. I don't eat a lot (or I would weigh more) but I lived in Europe, and I need to start my day with a cup of coffee and a cheese danish or an almond brioche from a french bakery in L.A. or a croissant with a cappuccino. The only time I ate really well, was when I was pregnant - I never drank any coffee. But the thought of giving up gluten would make me so miserable - I's probably turn into a blimp because nothing will satisfy my craving for starch. Has anybody else felt this depressed? I have great will power, but this seems beyond anything I can do. I have no stomach aches or pains. Maybe I'll get lucky and the test will be negative, but I know it probably won't. Will I at least be able to have an occasional treat, or is it all or nothing?