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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. I was wondering about wheat straw as well I have some bales of it in my deer blind that I use to sit on and every time I went hunting I felt terrible and I could always see dust from the bales flying around in the air. I think i will take them out to see if it makes a difference.
  2. I Agree it is miserable not being able to sleep. Thanks for the advice I will try the magnesium to see if that helps. I know I have a malabsortion problem I have been taking B-12 injections every 2 weeks for over 10 years now so I would imagine that I am not asorbing other vital nutrients as well.
  3. thanks for the advice I will check withthe Dr. to see what is going on. And I can see where constipation comes in I have been having that problem as well. I aslo have quit eating any processed meats and also no nuts or seeds because of diverticulitus. Also dairy free due to lactose intollerence.
  4. You can just type in gluten free candy in the search engine on the computer I have found that most candy is gluten free but it never hurts to double check. there is also an article on gluten free candy in the last issue of Living Without magizine you should be able to pull that up on line as well if you don't have the magizine.
  5. I have noticed that since being diagnosed and going gluten free that I will have time where I will go to the bathroom and then it might be 1 or 2 minutes later that I feel like I need to go again. And its not just felling like I have to go its eyes floating and can't hardly get back there in time. It seems to happen more in the mornings than later in the day. And it doesn't happen all the time, sometimes 3 or four days a week. Could this be to a diet change or possibly something else going on?
  6. Weight Loss Healthy?

    I was overweight my whole life as well and since going gluten free I am losing about a pound a day right now I have been gluten free since Sept. 14 2011 and I have lost a little over 40 lbs so far. I am not sure if it's healthly or not its just reality. I beleive this is from the foods that I cut out<i was never eating right to begin with(too much junk food and fast food). I still feel better even thoughthe weight loss seems to be to fast.
  7. I am still new to gluten free. I have been gluten free, dairy free, and nuts and seeds free for a little over a month now. The problem is I'm having horrible insomnia and also leg cramps nightly. A lot of times at night it just seems that i can't shut my mind off. I also have lost aprox. 40 lbs in the last 40 day's. Is this normal when going gluten free? Am I missing some vital vitiamins or nutrients that could be causing the insomnia and cramps? The weight loss I can handle, I was overweight to begin with but the other is driving me nuts. I do feel better with all my other symptoms, and surprizingly I really dont feel tired even though I am only averageing about 2 hours of sleep a night. Any sugesstions would be great.
  8. The last time I had an exray of my back was 24 years ago from a chiropractor who tol me my spine was twisted I just thought he was a quack who wanted more money for therapy maybe I should have listened then I'm only 43 I hate the idea that I have shrunk 2" in that time.
  9. I have had ongoing back neck and joint pain for years I have just attributed it to over working and being overweight. I've learned over time to ignore pain as I seem to hurt on a daily basis. My wife just says I'm to stuburn to listen to my body when some things wrong
  10. Brain Fog

    I seem to have more brain fog when my B12 levels are low I have been on B12 injections for over 10 years and that's one of the symptoms I have when I'm low
  11. Being newly diagnosed I am still going through all my test. I just had my dexa scan yesterday and I was a little suprised when they measured my height to find that I am 2" shorter than I remembered.it has been several years since I was last measured but I didn't realize you could actually shrink that much in height. Has anyone ever had this problem.
  12. Still Learning

    I take a potasium supplement daily as well as b12 injections every two weeks I have taken them for over 10 years I haven't tried magnesium maybe I will add that to my daily medications Thanks for the advice.
  13. Hi, I'm new to this forum and also new to gluten free. I was just diagnosed in Sept. of this year after a lifetime of problems. I find that I am doing well most day's with being gluten free, and I have not intentionally contaminated myself. But it is very hard to figure out all the "hidden Gluten" in a lot of products. Since diagnosis some of my gastrointestinal symptoms have stared to subside, but I still have problems on some day's and can't figure out what the heck i've had to cause them. I have now went lactose free and it helps some. I also am having a hard time with the lack of sleep if I get 3 hours a night it's a miracle. And as soon as I start to sleep the leg cramps have me right back up. I have also been loosing weight quickly, I can see why some people go gluten free just for the diet aspects. I have droped 25 pounds in a month.I get very frustrated and sometimes I just want to go hide somewhere and curl up and cry. Sorry for running on I guess I just needed to vent.