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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. And Now My Thryroid Is Off?!?

    Managing my hyperthyroid is a piece of gluten free cake compared to managing my gluten intolerance. Before I was diagnosed my hair was falling out. I've been on synthroid for 15 years and have long healthy hair. I look forward to the day when we can all take a little pill to control gluten intolerance as easily as thyroid disease. Good luck to you!
  2. Possible Hyperthyroid?

    It's not unusual to have both; celiac and thyroid disease. Auto immune diseases like each others company unfortunately. I was diagnosed with thyroid disease when I was 32. Now at the age of 47 my doctor thinks im either celiac or gluten sensitive. An informed doctor will know there is a link between the two diseases. Here is a link to an excellent article on the subject : http://chriskresser.com/the-gluten-thyroid-connection Hope this helps. Good luck to you!
  3. Thank you for your reply. I had my gallbladder removed many years ago and last time we checked liver and pancreas function were normal. I'm not sure what is in that area that could be bothering me. I'm seeing my doc today. Hopefully he can figure it out.
  4. Im 3 1/2 weeks gluten-free. The burning I'm my stomach and under my right rib is finally gone but I'm still having some pain in my back (indigestion?). When can I expect to feel normal again? Ive heard 3 months and I've heard it may take an entire year? Anyone else have upper back pain from heartburn or indigestion?
  5. I could have written your post! I got really sick in February. My doctor had a serious of tests done including a blood test for celiac. Everything came back negative. My doctor had no faith in the blood test and kept telling me to go gluten free. I resisted. I didn't want to have to change my eating habits. I thought it would be too hard to do. My last doctors appt was 11 days ago. I got a good lecture from my doctor about going gluten free.. And I finally gave in. It's been 10 days now gluten-free and my symptoms are about 75% gone! Im amazed considering how sick I was. I still have some heartburn and Indijestion but the burning under my ribs disappeared yesterday. I can't wait to see my doctor again to tell him how much better I'm feeling. =) Im keeping my fingers crossed that this lasts!
  6. Also- I get that same pain on my right side under my ribs. It's worse during the night. Wakes me up and is so painful. That along with the constant indigestion and heart burn.. I eat tums like they are tic tacs. I was wondering today if Tums is even gluten free?? The internet has helped me more than anyone/anything. I do know how you feel... if that helps. =)
  7. I'm day 6 gluten free.. But I found gluten free beer today so my spirits have lifted! Obviously I don't like having to watch what I eat but I'm so desperate to feel better that I'm going to do it no matter how tough it is. I was feeling sorry for myself this morning until I found out my friend's son was rushed to the hospital with bleeding on the brain. Come to find out he has a rare disorder that causes this. It made me get off the pitty pot real quick. I do get frustrated.. I'm going gluten free after testing negative for Celiac but my doctor insists the tests aren't 100% and he seems to think this is what my problem is. I don't know what to think... If the gluten free doesn't work then they will test me for chrones. I'll take celiac over chrones anyday... and I'll take celiac over what my friend's son has too.