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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. Sound Like Celiac?

    LOL! : ) Over the past couple of years I have noticed that I can't think of relatively simple words. I will be in the middle of talking to someone and I'll have to stop and try and remember a certain word. Often I even have to say "What's that word that means...?" It's CRAZY! I work for my dad and my uncle and...I just had a phone call that lasted about 3 minutes and I totally forget what I was going to type... Anyway, thanks for the replies. Hopefully my results will be in sooner rather than later! : )
  2. Hi everyone! : ) As some of you wonderful posters know I am very new to this. I have been having strange symptoms for a year and a half, some longer. I have had lots of tests like everyone here, but no one mentioned being tested for Celiac. The PA I was seeing did say at one point to go off gluten for two weeks and if that didn't work to go dairy free for two weeks. I kind of brushed it off as I didn't realize gluten could be giving me ALL these symptoms until a few days ago. So my question is-did you feel like you would never feel better? I have been living with these symptoms pretty much daily for so long I can't remember what it's like to feel well. Did you feel like that and if so are you better now that you are gluten-free? It's frustrating because as amazing as my husband is, he isn't living it so I think it's hard for him to understand. I feel like everyone thinks I'm just a hypochondriac because I keep coming up with new symptoms, but really they just all tie together. Only my second day of gluten-free, and today I am starting dairy free also. I'm truly praying that I will soon feel better. And I will be praying that all of you do, too! : )
  3. Thanks for the information! I started gluten-free yesterday and am cutting out all dairy now as well. : )
  4. Hi Melissa! I'm sorry you are going through this like the rest of us : ( It really stinks, but if we can get a Celiac DX I think we will feel so much better! I am just as new to this as you are-I only had my Celiac panel done the day before yesterday and I'm waiting on results. You should definitely ask for the full panel and also ask them to do vitamin/mineral/metaboloc panels to see if you are deficient in anything. Let us know what you find out! : )
  5. Hi Looking For Answers! Sorry to ask you here, (I'm sorry OP!), I don't think I can PM you yet, but I had a question for you. In your signature section you mention adrenal fatigue. Would you mind telling me how you were diagnosed? I am only on my 2nd day gluten-free and still waiting for my panel results, but sooo many of my symptoms go with adrenal fatigue and/or Celiac. Thank you! : )
  6. I'm so glad you posted this! I am still waiting on my Celiac panel, but am eating gluten-free anyway. I have been noticing this symptom for probably the past year, (or close to it), even more so in the past couple months. I was wondering what it was all about, but I figured it went along with my "fibromyalgia-like" issues with the muscle and tendon pain/aches. This very well could be from Celiac!
  7. Your Major Indicator

    Do you mind if I ask how your fibro was DX? And I hope you are feeling better! : )
  8. Hi everyone : ) What was your major indicator that you might have Celiac (if there was one)? Since I have had symptoms for so long it has been in the back of my mind for a while that I could have it, but I haven't really done anything about it until now. I have had the symptoms but my major indicator was yesterday. I had pizza on Saturday night and yesteday I woke up fine. Within a couple hours, though, I felt shaky and my muscles hurt and were weak feeling. This has continued into today, but not as severe. I have not gone gluten free yet as I wanted to get tested first. Does this sound right? Could my body have had enough and wanted to tell me in a big way? Thanks! : )
  9. Sound Like Celiac?

    I forgot to mention (is major forgetfulness a symptom of Celiac? LOL!) that I have recently had my thyroid tested and all is fine. I was so hoping it was that because I have so many symptoms that go along with hypothyroid. I'm praying for a positive Celiac panel...
  10. Sound Like Celiac?

    Hello! Thank you so much for your reply! I am waiting on a call back so I can get a panel done. I pray I am Celiac (does that sound weird?) so I can get these crazy symptoms under control. Although I LOVE gluten filled foods, I can do without if it means feeling better! Thanks again, and I'll let everyone know how I make out. I think even if the test comes back negative I will try gluten-free for a while.
  11. Sound Like Celiac?

    Thank you so much for your response and advice! I have been playing phone tag with my drs office this morning to try and get the panel done. I have requested a vitamin/mineral panel as well, thanks to the second posted who responded to me! They said I should look into B12. Wow, your symptoms sure sound like mine. I have almost every one you list below your signature. How long does it take to get results? Thanks again! : )
  12. Hi everyone! What a helpful site! I know you all can help me as I have read many of your informative posts. It started a year and a half ago. One night I was at the stove about to make dinner when suddenly I felt like I couldn't breathe. I tried breathing steam in the bathroom but decided to go to the ER. The dr dx me with "Bronchitis" and I went home. I knew that wasn't what I had so I moved on. For the next couple of months I felt like I was in a daze. I could function but it was hard. I kept going to the dr because I felt like I couldn't breathe, felt like I was going to pass out, and was in a fog. This eventually got better but I started having panic attacks. We found out we were expecting our third beautiful baby about 5 months into this. I finally felt better with the breathing but now I had heart racing/palps and low blood pressure upon standing. Webt to the cardiologist, all checked out fine with heart. I gave birth this past February to our third precious baby girl : ) The l&d went wonderfully and I went home after a couple days. Shortly after her birth I started having major gas (sorry for tmi) and I just made jokes about this postpartum problem. The gas turned into cramping and bloating and all of this has gone on for 6 months now. I forgot to add that I started having muscle aches off and on around January of 2009, so a year before my other symptoms started. These have become worse and more often. Now I get aches down my arms, sometimes my legs, into my fingers and toes. Some days my muscles feel achy and weak. I have no weight loss aside from my postpartum weight loss. I have read up on adrenal fatigue and this sseems like a definite possibilty, too. *Forgot to add-I feel very shaky here and there and today I have been very shaky. My blood sugar is usually just right (with the exception of once when it was 54) when I feel this way. I also have had major sinus headaches and allergies since I was about 20 (9 years or so ago). I'm sorry this was so long, and thank you for taking your time to read my story. If you have any advice for me I would truly appreciate your input. God bless you on your own Celiac journey : )