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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? - 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


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  1. Fibromyalgia

    I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2006. I needed to loose weight for a bridesmaid's dress recently and I went on a liquid diet. Turns out the shakes I was drinking were gluten-free. I started feeling amazing, I had more energy, I wasn't getting the IBS symptoms associated with FMS, and I was loosing weight. (I had lost 60 lbs. before and I now remember the liquid I was drinking then was gluten-free) After the wedding I started eating normal food again and I was puking, intense pain was back, and I was exhausted. I stumbled across and article about people often being diagnosed with FMS when they really have or also have a gluten-intolerance or Celiac. I spoke with my doctor and I had to return to a gluten diet for 5 weeks. It was horrible but I recently took the test and am back to being gluten free. The test came back negative but while I went back to gluten a rash broke out over my body so I had a biopsy of the rash done this past Monday. It looks like the blood test was wrong. Anyway, the point I was getting to was that FMS and Gluten-Intolerances seem to mask or complicate the other. I still believe I have FMS because the tender points don't go away. Maybe after a few months of strict gluten-free I'll find I don't have FMS after all but I can definitely say that my FMS symptoms are crazy worse with gluten. Also, after two weeks gluten-free my clothes are looser again.