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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. Just love your sign-on name!! So clever!

  2. 100% Gluten Free And Still Symptomatic

    I'm pretty sure I'm 100% gluten free. I'm 50/50 on the whole foods, but the processed foods I eat all proclaim gluten-free status. It is completely possible that I have other intolerances, but I've been hoping against hope that I was the one celiacer that had ONLY celiac. I guess the biggest problem is that the exhausted, depressed guy doesn't want to blow energy on anything as dreary as finding MORE things that are wrong with me and the energetic, inquisitive guy that used to be shaped like me is nowhere to be found. How in the hell did any of you get over that hump? How long were you messed up before you pushed yourself to seek other solutions?
  3. 100% Gluten Free And Still Symptomatic

    I haven't been tested for anything else, nor have I taken any specific steps to alter my diet in any way except for the banishment of gluten. Both of my gastros have been very "Yup. You have celiac. Don't eat gluten any more."
  4. OFTEN! I used to have "fun" nightmares - like zombie-movie-action dreams. Now all of my nightmares involve accidentally eating cake or bread. I'm usually several bites in before I realize, causing my dream self to spit and scrape my tongue. Also, whenever I discover a new food that unexpectedly has gluten in it, I'll dream about it that night (I'm looking at you, Twizzlers). This is one of the weirder symptoms of this whole troublesome disease.
  5. Howdy. I was diagnosed with celiac two years ago and have been 100% gluten free ever since. I believe I've been glutened a couple of times by restaurants, but have never once cheated (neither on purpose nor by being lazy about checking ingredients). Despite the painful and socially-isolating vigilance, I remain symptomatic. I am entirely exhausted. I have occasional numbness in my fingers and toes. My diarrhea is (mostly) in check, but my gut makes amazingly loud noises and I'm nauseous pretty much every morning. Most disturbingly, I can't seem to get a handle on the brain fog. I guess I'm just wondering how common it is to be vigilant and still feel sick most of the time. Of course, suggestions are welcome, but mostly I guess I'm just trying to determine if the symptoms are in my head and a part of my ongoing, low-level self pity, or if I'm just gonna feel kinda sick forever. (which would suck, by the way)