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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 feedback! I haven't tried avoiding iodine because I eat fish weekly. But that's interesting, I'll try avoiding it. I have been really good at avoiding gluten. It's really hard to be on a diet plan though. One of the foods thats really hard for me to consume is grains. I do eat brown rice. I can't have any breads unless its egg,dairy,wheat/gluten, yeast free. (wheat is +4 level of antibodies on my allergy diagnosis which is the highest level) That's good it's clearing up! I haven't found a multivitamin that is substantial for me yet and is gluten free. Do you know of any good multivitamin brands? I think I do have an iron deficiency because I have slight color of purple under my eyes and tend to get lightheaded even after I eat. I have hypoglycemia so I eat every two hours but I still get dizzy on and off. I am probably deficient in a lot of vitamins because it's really hard to eat anything since i'm allergic to so many foods. Lately, I have been passing out a lot at work and in class. I've been to the ER so many times for that..:/ It's really amazing what food toxins can do to the body. I'm really glad my doctor recommended this site. Was your cystic acne symmetrical? I read something on this topic about DH being symmetrical. My cheek 'acne' is symmetrical in small red clusters. It's really relieving to watch it get smaller and smaller and hopefully disappear! But that's great to hear yours is almost completely gone! I researched so much about gluten intolerance and the body. Never really took action about it until the end of this year. Since I have been off gluten/wheat I no longer have pain in my stomach! It's great! I'm probably never going to go back to gluten because I don't want to feel that way ever again.
  2. Hey, I'm 18 and for the past 6 months I have gradually developed this rash/acne like spots/blemishes only residing in my facial cheek area in clusters. I have no blemishes/spots on my forehead, nose, chin, or mouth area. I was diagnosed with a lot of food allergies (wheat, milk, eggs, sugar cane...) back in middle school. I was eating so much food i was allergic to the summer before my first year of college, and I noticed my cheeks were getting red and spots appeared. I also had horrible pain in my abdominal area, and passing out (i have hypoglycemia). I have been to numerous dermatologists that wanted to put me on accutane. I of course said no because that drug is dangerous in my opinion. I have been gluten free/dairy free on and off since middle school.. Recentally I have made my diet very strict. I have been gluten free/dairy free for about 3 weeks now. I am noticing that my skin is gradually clearing, and less passing out but i'm wondering if anyone has or had this similar problem?
  3. Hey, my name is Jessica, I'm 18. I also live in the Seattle area. I was diagnosed with 25 food allergies in middle school (wheat, dairy, cheese, eggs, sugar cane...). In middle school, I felt lightheaded on a daily basis. I also was diagnosed with hypoglyceamia. In middle school I avoided all the food allergies. Though, almost 2 years ago(junior year highschool) I had a hard time avoiding it. I thought it was fine eating wheat again but i noticed It has gradually built up to acne/rash residing only in my facial cheek areas, passing out, and severe abdominal pain. I went to the ER numerous times these past three months because of severe reactions of passing out, and abdominal pain. Recently, I have been on a strict gluten free/dairy free diet for the past 2 1/2 weeks and I definately feel better so far. My boyfriend is somewhat understanding of what i'm going through. He said that he honestly hates how i have all these food allergies because it makes it hard for us to go out to eat somewhere.
  4. Hey, I'm 18 and have been diagnosed with gluten intolerance for about 3 years. Once I was diagnosed I tried my best to avoid it but I started eating wheat again 2 summers ago because I was getting sick of my family not making gluten-free meals since i'm the only one in the family intolerant. When I started to eat wheat again i thought things were going well..just kept getting dizzy because my hypoglycemia. Until I noticed I was getting horrible acne in my facial cheek area only. I thought it was just because I was stressed out from college. Then I noticed it started getting really worse when I ate certain foods. I didn't really notice the correlation between my allergies and my body until recently. For the past few months, I have been to the ER numerous times because feelings of lightheadness/passing out, abdominal pain, and other reasons. Finally, I took the initiative to go on a strict diet (avoiding wheat, dairy, eggs, sugar) for about 2 1/2 weeks now and i feel SO MUCH BETTER and my skin is gradually clearing up. It's amazing what food can do to your body. I feel much more energetic, focused, and happier. I think avoiding wheat/gluten is the best thing to do for anyone in my opinion because of all the additives they put in foods these days such as gliadin.