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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. 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?