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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. Feeling Like Crud

    Hang tight on the gluten avoidance. It's all one day at a time. After several weeks and feeling alive for the first time in years, finally slept after several years of insomnia. Then lactose intolerance reared its ugly head, and systems clogged. Also avoided all grains in an effort to curb inflammation. You may have some other "food" issues. It is a personal journey (and a puzzle) for each of us...but you are not alone.
  2. Hey--hug your son, shove your Mom, seriously. The Big D is not a requirement, I actually consider it a blessing...no Big D here and am full fledged celiac. Wahoo...a condition that can be controlled with diet is truly a blessing. Diagnosed in March, amazing turnaround but will be a lifelong journey. Duct tape had worked on many things and surely do like the new colors. Hematologist hit a home run. Love the man, ferritin was at 6...gave fatigue a whole new meaning. Had bouts of anemia all my life, but he said now, at my age, it shouldn't be happening. Held my back hand "age remark slap" and did the hug after diagnosis a week later! Bone note, all calcium were very uncomfortable, upper and lower GI. Not an authority by any means but have found anecdotal news very helpful Currently using Bone-Up with elemental calcium from microcrystalline hydrroxyapatte (Whew!) Oral iron supl constipated from car and calcium's were a close second!!! Good luck...it is a journey and you are certainly not alone.
  3. Greetings to all on forum. Newly diagnosed...severe, debilitating iron deficiency anemia. Am a senior and my blood doc nailed it...colonoscopy, biopsy and --voila--celiac. Amazing turnaround, 4 IV iron injections and am new person...BUT...on Friday I took the shingles vaccine and have been miserable every since. Chills and fever...anybody had a similar reaction? Misery loves company! GP says fluids, tyenol etc. Sign me uncomfortable and impatient in Tennessee.