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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. I spent 5 days in the hospital after months of diarrhea, dizziness, and 2 fainting episodes. While in the hospital, I had many tests...colonoscopy which was negative, X-rays, ultrasounds, all negative. The EGD, however, showed blunted small intestine villi and flattening. The gasto says it is "early Celiac Disease". I went on a gluten free diet and when I first came out of the hospital, I felt great. More energy, less dizziness, bloating lessened. I had been on all kinds of IVs in the hospital (glucose, antibiotics, antifungals). That was in min-April. I have been religious about my diet but suspect I have been glutened while eating out. Now I am again having occasional diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, and dizziness. One day I feel great, the next day I can hardly get out of bed. Should I get the DNA test to make sure I have the gene(s) for Celiac? What do you fellow Silly's eat when your feeling lousy? In pre-Celiac days, I would turn to my comfort foods, chicken soup, Cream of Wheat...now I'm afraid to eat anything! I have just about every symptom of Celiac (except weight loss!!!). And now I am adding depression to the list. My quality of life is not great right now. From one day to the next, I never know how I'm going to feel and it is impossible to make plans to do anything. Sorry for the rant....just had to get it off my chest. I am 67 years old and I suspect I have had this for a long time. Over the years, I've been diagnosed with irritable bowel, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, GERD. I think I need a hug!!!
  2. I'm 67 and was just diagnosed after a lifetime of misdiagnoses. It's never too late. I was so run down I ended up with a 4-day stay in the hospital, during which time I had a battery of tests. The EGD uncovered the small intestine damage (flattened villi). I am now living gluten-free and slowly regaining my health. Keep at it....!!