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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. Thanks so much for your advice, I will mention the histamine allergy to the doc and will give the gluten free diet a try again, its very hard to Implement anything when I'm so tired all the time, I've bought a diary too to keep a log of what I'm eating and any problems Thanks again for your help
  2. HI everyone, I joined here some time ago as I was concerned about symptoms that I thought may have been related to celiac disease ...I had a blood test and endoscopy which both resulted in negative results so I resigned myself that it just the symptoms of CFS and fibromyalgia which I wa diagnosed with 8 years ago. I never seem to get to the bottom of my stomach problems with one thing or another but it's starting to really get me down and I could do with some advice if you don't mind. I seem to struggle with certain food and what I think are reactions to them, but I get overwhelmed with how tired I am even tho I know indeed to start eliminating food,I started paleo last week and get the dreaded carb flu which knoecked me out so I felt like I couldn't carry on with it, my main problems are... Tomatoes vinegar mayonnaise salad cream, and chocolate, I get excess saliva straight away and a bit wheezy and a racing heart. I get very tired too. Bananas give me a bloated stomach straight away and bread burns my mouth and really bad gas, sorry tmi. I also suffer from acid reflux and although I take omperprazoledaily I stil wake up choking on sick some nights and I have constant hoarse voice, nose sores that won't go away,mild psoriasis too. The worst problem right now tho is constant itching which is driving me mad and a weak bladder, I just feel very inflamed if that makes sense, I have a double appt with my gp next week an will discuss this with him, but wanted to see. If anyone had any advice in the meantime, or what questions I should ask him, thanks so much for reading this long post I appreciate it very much.
  3. Hi there, Thanks to you all for for replying..it's much appreciated and makes feel not quite as alone at the moment India.. Yep i'm from UK ..Hi to you too! I've been back to docs today and have been referred to a Rhemetologist regarding possible thought on me having PSORIATIC ATHRIITIS, with my mum having it and also my twin having psoraisis. There is a strong auto immune link in the family, luckily she still thinks I need to see Gastro Doctor regarding Biopsy as knows there is a link with these conditions and Celiac Disease. I will definately ask about fast tracking Biopsy and put myself on cancellation list. I'm getting more desperate by the day to get some answers, will mention the symptoms that my two boys have too when I see Gastro Doctor. Thanks so much again, its nice to know people are there when you need some support and advice, Best wishes to you all, Mel x
  4. Hi there, I have been browsing through the forum for a good few weeks now and found it to be very helpful and informative, and thought I would post my story (so far!) on here as I could really do with some advice if possible. This may a long post so please accept my apologies in advance I am 34 year old married mum to two boys and I became ill in early 2005 with the following symptoms; EXTREME FATIGUE...MUSCLE PAIN/ SPASMS/ TWITCHES.....PINS AND NEEDLES....NUMBESS IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BODY ...TINGLING...ANXIETY..HEADACHES..SORE GLANDS/THROAT...BRAIN FOG..ITCHY SKIN...MOUTH ULCERS...SORE TONGUE..SINUS PROBLEMS.....STOMACH PAINS..CONSTIPATION/DIAROHEA.... Phew! i sound i real handful..and i'm sure i've missed some symptoms out After 6 months of all the usual blood tests, i was diagnosed with CFS and Fibromyalgia by the GP at the time. I had been poorly previously to 2005 with a few things, but the above symptoms cam on quickly in the space of a couple of weeks after a viral infection I picked up a few weeks earlier. The previous health problems I had before 2005 were Asthma...mostly outgrown now Allergies...Hayfever and certain animals Bad Migraines..since I was around 6 years old Anaemia..on and off over the years I also had a major operation a week after giving birth to my eldest son when I was 19 years old. It was discovered that I had a huge cyst the size of a football attached to where I should have had my left kidney, this was removed and discovered the kidney had disentrigrated apparently, and after the removal of the cyst, no further problems since. Family History Maternal Grandmother Thyroid Disease/ Stomach Issues Mother-Thyroid Disease/ Arthritis Psoriasis/ Suspected A.D.H.D./ Ulcers GERD Identical Twin Sister. Kidney stones since a child and Psosriasis My eldest son who is 16 has A.D.H.D and tooth enamel defects (milk teeth then Permanent teeth) re-acurring mouth ulcers and foul smelling poo (sorry TMI!) My youngest son who is 6 has allergies, mild asthma, tooth enamel defects on milk teeth and new permanent teeth coming through have markings on. Thanks for staying with me up to now.... I came across Celiac disease whilst doing research on Vit B12 deficiency as after some recent bloods that were done it appeared that i was very low in this and ferritin, and folate too. I have been having monthly jabs of B12 and now they are being stopped as my levels were very high. To try and tie up the post it all seems to make sense to me, my family history of autoimmune disorders, etc.that i may have celiac disease. I asked my new doctor to do a blood test for celiac and he agreed, but it came back negative, luckily he is aware this can happen and he has arranged for me to have an appt with a gastrentologist ( my spelling is terrrible sorry- i blame it on the brain fog ) And I have an appt at our local hospital at the end of October. I am really struggling with my symptoms at the moment ..i know I cannot go gluten free until i had had biopsy, but im really noticing whats happening after eating certain foods, and now my mum has secondary cancer, my son with A.D.H.D wants to leave the college he has just started..i just feel overwhelmed with it all, and i am struggling to stay positive. I know this post may sound a bit all over the place, i just could do with some advice on what to do..i've made an appointment to see my doc in two days time, as I have been told he can ask for my appt at the hospital to be brought forward if necessary...i'm just sick of being sick. Thanks for reading, hope i haven't depressed anyone... Mel