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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. Hi Everyone, I am newly diagnosed and have gone gluten free for about a month. When I was diagnosed with Celiac I was shocked because I really didn't have blatant symptoms. I have been gaining weight over the last few years and couldn't understand why because I eat a healthy balanced diet. My doctor did a very thorough blood work, tested me for hypothyroidism and Celiac. To my horrific surprise I was positive for both. He informed me that eating gluten was no longer an option for me, any my hypothyroidism is a result of gluten intake. Since going gluten free I feel as though Pandora's box has opened. I felt fine the first two weeks but now I am having intermittent issues of constipation, sandy, grain-like loose stools, stomach sensitivity etc. To make matters worse, I accidentally ate something with gluten last night and paid a serious consequence of diarrhea, with stomach cramping. What is going on? zI never had any of this before going gluten free! It is hard enough transitioning to such a strict lifestyle but I feel worse now, than before when I was eating gluten. Has anyone else had a similar experience? The other question I have is: Does anyone have any idea how long it takes to recover from being glutened?