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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. I wanted to add to the topic of sleep and celiac disease. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1982 after being extremely thin for 38 years. To be diagnosed I ended up in the hospital for 40 days and finally they did exploratory surgery, found the intestine was covered in ulcers, and put me on a gluten free diet. As for the problem with the legs and sleepiness, I have both. I tested for sleep apnea because I would find myself holding my breath and would have to tell myself to breathe. The doctor said that I did not have apnea because I stopped breathing 6 times an hour and not the 10 required. He has prescribed ritilin for the daytime sleepiness. It has helped but when it stops working I have to go off the ritilin for 2 weeks and can then go back on the ritilin. He told me that he never diagnoses narcolepsy which is what I think that I have. Maybe because of the problems encountered with the diagnosis. I sleep at least 8 hours a night because I have fibromyalgia and restless leg. I have been taking amitriptyline for over 20 years and that helps the fibromyalgia. Then I was diagnosed with the restless leg. I take clonopin at night for rls. I tried to cut the amount of amitriptyline in half but found I was waking up at night so I had to go back to the full dose again. If I sleep during the day my legs, arms or trunk of my body have twitched (?) at one time or another. I have many other medical problems also. Does someone know of a study being done on all of the health issues of celiacs? I would love to find out more about why I have all of the health issues that I have.