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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. Thanks to you both for replying. You echoed my thoughts. A tiny bit of wheat each day seems like a terrible idea. I have been gluten-free for over 5 years. The fatigue party comes from celiac but partly from other things like high levels of Epstein Barr and other viruses. I can't even think of all the things I have going on. I have been going to a fatigue and Fibromyalgia clinic/doctor for 2 years and she is the one who prescribed this medicine. It is from Canada and not FDA approved. A friend of mine with similar fatigue has had some improvement with the drug, so I was hopeful but not after I found out about the wheat. Thanks again for your help and opinions. I will post again if I have anything else on the matter after I call my doctor tomorrow. SLHW
  2. Hi, I was prescribed Imunovir from Canada because my Celiac disease has caused me to also have extreme chronic fatigue. After receiving it today I saw that it contained wheat starch. After contacting the company I was told that it is in such a small amount (wheat) that it is still considered gluten-free. Well, I don't think I trust that! Just wondered if anyone had any experience with the medication. For chronic fatigue, my Dr. considers it a "last resort" medication. I sure was hoping, but now I am severely depressed as my last resort may not be an option. I appreciate any help on the matter. Thank you so much!