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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. Thank you for your reply! It does help to know that, I'm not sure if I'm seeing any difference myself either, I just wasn't sure if I was being too impatient.
  2. Does no one have any advice at all? All I'm really looking for is a hint about how long it took people to start to notice a difference with a gluten free diet... I'm sure plenty of people have had issues with focus and concentration and have tried going gluten free to see if it helps... All I want to know is, did it help? Did you notice an immediate effect, or did it take a few weeks, or did it take several months? I really hope someone can give me even a tiny bit of advice...
  3. I've been suffering for a long time with ADHD type symptoms, mostly lack of concentration and focus, tiredness, forgetfulness, zoning out, irritability and so on. Oh, and feeling like a hermit. Not wanting to go anywhere or see anyone... I recently became aware that these things could be caused by a gluten sensitivity, so I decided to try going gluten free to see if it helps. I'd really like to hear from anyone who has had similar problems and has tried a gluten free diet... Did it help? Did you have to cut out other foods? I know some people have cut out dairy, but I'd really rather not go that far, I'm already fed up of trying to be gluten free! (and I love tea with milk in...) I'd love to hear how long it takes before people start to notice a difference with neurological symptoms - I know it's probably different for everyone, but it's always good to hear how it went for different people, it will help me decide whether to stick with this, or just give up! I've been gluten free since mid April this year, so for 5 or 6 weeks now. I'm just not sure whether I'm seeing any difference yet, it's kind of hard to tell. (There are some changes for the better, but my mum is sure they are attitude related, and not because of going gluten free..) If gluten is my problem, should I have seen a big change by now? Or does it happen very slowly? Is it worth my while to try a test, like having a day where I eat gluten and see if I notice a difference? I've never had any gut related symptoms, as far as I've noticed, and since I'm not even sure whether or not the diet is working, would I even notice a reaction if I ate loads of gluten for one day? Is it too soon for a test? Sorry for asking so many questions, I'm just feeling at a bit of a loss here, and don't really know what to do! I've just started an Open University course, and I really want to be able to concentrate on the work this time around. (I'm also taking some vitamins to try and cover all the bases... B5, B12, D and Omega3 oil.) Oh, one more question! I saw someone in another post mention that they thought eating gluten free bread and pasta was a bad idea, at least to begin with... Is that so? Why would that be? I've been eating the gluten free bread (from Genius) every day for breakfast... Is that bad? Thanks in advance for any replies!