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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. You guys are so wonderful!!!!! Thank you for your answers, time and kindness. I sure appreciate it and feel much, much better having read your replies. It's funny -- I considered myself asymptomatic except for the sometimes inconsistent glucose absorption that I realized only because I monitor for my Type One Diabetes. I went gluten-free for 48 hours until my doc told me to go back on before the biopsy. Now I feel tired, foggy, my heart palpitations are back and I actually am having some stomach pains. Weird. And thank you so much for all the info about Type One/Celiac! So odd about the antibacterial stuff. I am going to go look that up! THANKS EVERYONE! xoxo
  2. I'm a 25-year-old Type One diabetic, diagnosed with diabetes when I was 12. Shortly thereafter I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome after I failed to recover as expected from mono, but that issue has been gone for years and years. Last July I gave birth to my first son after severe pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. He was 33 weeks, so 7 weeks early. My blood glucose control was in the 7's and 6's during pregnancy, so it was pretty darn good. I was diagnosed with post-partum hypothyroidism after pregnancy, though it appears that there was a lapse of a month or two before it began. My thyroid levels have been normal for several months now. I began wondering if I had Celiac a couple of weeks ago after picking up the magazine Living Without at a store. I have read studies about gluten and a protein in milk possibly triggering the Type One diabetes disease process in predisposed individuals. I do not know if my son is predisposed, but there is that potential. Consequently, I have him on a gluten- and dairy-free diet. I picked up the magazine and was reading it for his sake. An article on Type One diabetes and Celiac talked about some Type Ones having Celiac and not knowing it for years. It also talked about Type Ones who have Celiac having inconsistent absorption. Sometimes I'll find a meal that works great with my blood sugar levels for weeks only for it to change and react poorly for no apparent reason. Because of that and that alone, I asked my endo last week to test for the antibodies. She didn't think I had them but pulled for one, I believe, though I'm not sure which. Friday she sent a secure e-mail saying that my antibodies were very high and that I could get a biopsy or just go gluten-free. This evening she followed up to my response and said most doctors would recommend that I get an endo and/or biopsy to make sure that I don't have a rare type of lymphoma that is sometimes associated with Celiac. I did a bit of research on it, and now I'm panicking. I really think that I may have had Celiac for the past 13 years, since shortly before my Type One diabetes diagnosis ... though I also think it's possible that the pregnancy somehow triggered it. If I've had it for over a decade and been untreated, I'm worried that I'll have the cancer. I'm pretty paranoid. Thoughts, anyone? THANKS! Erin