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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'm wondering if my grandmother, mother and I all have celiac. My grandmother on mother's side was a carb junkie. She ate bread, pasta and cake. OK, that's enough to make one unhealthy but she lived to be 85. But since I've started suspecting that I have celiac, I wonder if she did too. She was constantly belching and would always be eating (dry, from the bottle) Brioschi. In case people don't know what it is, it's an antacid. She was pretty heavy well into her 80s, which is rare I think. In her early 80s, she was diagnosed with lymphoma, which I now know is a possible consequence of untreated celiac! My mother (her daughter) has had a bad GI system for around 25 years. She's now 83. There are few things she can eat without feeling stomach pains. She has also had a very high platelet count for the past few years. I recently had a "normal" EGD and colonoscopy, negative for H. pylori, celiac biopsy pending. Celiac antibodies negative. Had a stomach ulcer which apparently has healed. Any ideas about my family history? Hopefully this info can also help others if they see similarities.
  2. Canker Sores

    Sorry to have to ask, but what is CRP? Regarding the PCOS, you might want to research iodine deficiency. Some doctors claim that's what causes PCOS as well as fibrocystic breasts and thyroid issues. Celiac may have something to do with those things as well, so the iodine is kind of a whole other topic but these doctors say thay have cured these things with iodine supplementation.
  3. Canker Sores

    Yes! I've had those little white canker sores since I was a kid too. I always thought it was from a herpes virus 'til just yesterday I read about them being tied to celiac. I would also get swollen lymph nodes just under my jaw on whatever side of my mouth had the sore. I always got them on my inner lip or gums. I thought I was just weird all these years with all the odd pains I sometimes get but now maybe I will have an answer. What other symptoms do you have, if any, that seemed weird to you until you linked them to celiac?
  4. Hi everyone. I literally just registered to the site 5 minutes ago. Haven't had a chance to read more than 1 or 2 posts. I had blood taken this morning for multiple tests, including a Celiac panel. This new doctor I have thinks I will be positive. She also thinks I have fibromyalgia. But I was wondering if anyone on here who is a diagnosed Celiac has ever had these weird symptoms: joints seem to crack more after eating gluten; weird sharp shooting pains that come out of nowhere and hit anywhere on the body (my right earlobe has it right now--lol); soles of feet hurt a lot when you first get out of bed in morning, extreme irritability, noise sensitivity and you just want to be left alone in a quiet house. These last 2 have only been for the past several months but the weird pains have been since I'm a kid. I'm 50 now. Thanks.