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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 for the information. Is my exhaustion a result of celiac disease? I have not cheated on the diet at all and have been on it for approx. 10 weeks. I have accidentally eaten something a couple of times that may have had a small amout of gluten in it. It seems like I would feel a lot better by now as far as being tired, etc. Also, I was diagnosed after having an upper GI. Is it reasonable to ask to be retested to see if the damage is gone? I have a doctors appointment next week and feel like for my emotional sake I need to know that what I am doing is making a difference. I also get a numbing pain on the right side of my body at night. It's hard to explain, but would this be a result of celiac disease?
  2. I was diagnosed 2 months ago and have been trying diligently to be gluten free with only a few mishaps. What symptoms will I have if I eat something with gluten? Before being diagnosed, I would get severe stomach pains that would result in an ER visit about 3 times a year. Why would I only have these symptoms once in a while? Its hard for me to accept this disease when I had such few outbursts. For me, I would accept the few trips to the ER to eat normal again. Also, after starting my diet, it seemed like I had an energy burst. Lately, I am so exhausted and tired that I can barely function. I felt this way prior to my diagnosis but why do I feel so tired now?
  3. What is the best cookie crust recipe for cheesecakes, etc.? Is there a gluten-free chocolate cookie crumb mix I can buy? What about a substitute for graham crackers? I made a cheesecake with a crust recipe of gluten-free vanilla wafers (home-made), and it turned out like a peanut butter texture. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
  4. For those of you in Michigan, do you know if Sam's Joint BBQ sauce is gluten-free? I have the "Sassy" kind and it appears to be gluten-free. Of course, Sam's Joint does not have an e-mail for me to contact them.
  5. I have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease. I am wondering what you would recommend as "the best" gluten-free hamburger buns and white bread (pre-made) and where I can find them. I like soft, white bread (use to eat Soft-N-Good bread). Thanks.
  6. Thank you for the information. So much to absorb in the beginning.
  7. I was recently diagnosed with celiac disease. Just trying to figure everything out. I read somewhere that sour cream may contain gluten. What ingredient would I look for if it contained gluten. Also, what about commercial sour creams from restaurants?
  8. I have just been diagnosed. Been attempting gluten-free diet for two days now and I'm hungry! What should I keep on hand to snack on? Is Jell-O okay? What about ketchup and mayo? It's very frustrating to go to the pantry and find nothing to eat! Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.