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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 Getting Fat

    Right there with ya! almost 3 years post diagnosis and I've gained 20+ pounds outta nowhere. I monitor every thing I eat, count my calories, exercise and don't snack or eat anything processed...Yet the weight continues!. (oh and my labs are all normal). My GI said the same thing..."It'll get better after your guy heals." Uh,...still waiting for that! It really sends me in a hate spiral because now I feel I have no control over my body-my actions are pointless. Sure, I may not die of GI cancer but I'll loathe myself for being a 2 ton heifer!! This disease has made me feel POWERLESS!! and it seems like it's just me sometimes
  2. Darn It!

    I've found that i've developed several fruit sensitivities since going Gluten-Free. My GI thinks it has to do with the fructose...my small intestines can't tolerate it any more. (fructose intolerance). A few slices of watermelon or a handful of grapes and I'm done for.
  3. I had this same thing happen to me last night (pork ribs). I've never been so violently sick and today I feel like I was hit by a truck. A few weeks ago I cooked a pork tenderloin and had a similar reaction-I wrote it off to the marinade or undercooking it. Now I'm not so sure...especially after so meticulously selecting my ingredients and reading your post.
  4. That's exactly it: I'm going through the phases of grief! I'm through denial and now I'm in anger... Re: the food sensitivities, it's weird ...I practically lived on guacamole and now it causes me such pain it's unbearable. I keep a food journal and do the whole exclusion thing to determine what exactly is giving me problems and I now can not eat brussel sprouts or avocados. Previously I ate both with no issues.
  5. Glad I'm not the only one...I'm newly diagnosed (6 months) and trying to navigate the gluten-free world (sometimes successfully). Ever since the diagnosis I've had a feeling of anger just lurking below the surface. Now, I'm starting to develop other food sensitivities that I've never had! (normal, I read) Grrrrr!!!! I'm just pissed! sorry to sound so negative but it gets depressing, ya know?