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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 also had a terrible experience at Chilli's. I ordered off of their gluten free menu and discussed it with the waiter and then my meal came with a piece of toast laying right on top of half of my steak!!! Needless to say I don't think they understand or care about the severity of gluten to people on a gluten-free diet.
  2. Wow.... this is like someone recorded my visits to my Endo (only without the costumes...) Anyone have any suggestions on how to have this conversation with my Endo or information that I can take with me to get him to listen??? Unfortunately I live in a small town and I already have to drive an hr to see the Endo I have now so getting a new one isn't really an option.
  3. Thyroid Problem?

    I'm 22 and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about a year and half ago (after being misdiagnosed with everything imaginable for 4-6 years). Then I was diagnosed more specifically with Hashimoto's Disease about 3 months ago. Even on thyroid meds I still have symptoms like you listed about both hyper and hypo. My lab tests keep coming back normal but I still go through swings of feeling hyper then feeling okay and then feeling hypo. It's never ending and it's really messing up my life (I miss work, I can't concentrate, I get anxious and nervous about random unimportant things, my friends and family think I flake on them when it's really because I honestly can't get out of bed, etc...) I'm to the point that I'll try just about anything if there's a chance that it will make it better. I recently read a little bit about the connection between Hashi and Gluten. My dr tested me for gluten-intolerance and the tests came back fine but he said it couldn't hurt to try the gluten-free diet and see what happens. I've been on the diet for about a week but I don't know if I'm feeling better because of the diet or because I'm recovering from my last onslaught of symptoms. Did you have symptoms of gluten intolerance before you went on the diet? How long did it take before you really noticed a significant change in the way you feel? Any other advice on how to deal with the Hashi/Gluten combo? I'm set on giving the gluten-free diet a 100% in hopes of feeling normal again and I'm definitely going to order the book you mentioned above.
  4. I'm 22 and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about a year and a half ago after 4-6 years of feeling terrible and being misdiagnosed with everything imaginable. Then a few months ago I convinced my dr. to finally do more in depth tests and was diagnosed with Hashi. Even on my thyroid meds I still have thyroid symptoms (well the general ones that could apply to a lot of things). I can sometimes sleep for days at a time and I feel very tired and achy. I get nervous really easily for no reason and have heart palpitations a lot (I know these are usually hyper symptoms). I recently found information about the connection between Hashi and gluten. My dr. tested me for gluten intolerance and the tests came back okay but he said it couldn't hurt to try a gluten-free diet anyway and see if it helps. I've been on the diet for a week now and I feel a little better but I'm not sure if it's the gluten-free diet or recovering from my last attack of symptoms. I'm finding it hard tell because I don't have any of the digestive symptoms like a lot of people mention. Did you show gluten symptoms before starting the diet? How long did it take before you actually began to notice the benefits? Any advice on dealing with the Hashi/Gluten-free combo? I'm really hoping this helps... I'm at the point that I'll do just about anything to feel better.