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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've been seeing a endocrinologist who has me currently taking Calcium and Vitamin D supplements to offset my parathyroid. I am also on Thyroid meds for my hypothyroidism. Recently, my potassium was discovered to be low as well, so more tests are currently being done through this doc as well.
  2. Hi Skylark, Thanks for the Response! I actually just met with my gastro doc today to get the results of my recent small bowel MRI. It turns out everything was negative for crohn's. Since my last endoscopy was 5 years ago, he decided to take another look to see if anything has changed so I'm going in next week to have another biopsy done. Dare I say it, but I am actually keeping my fingers crossed that I have celiac so at least I have an answer to all of these issues and stress I've been dealing with all these years. Since I've been gluten free for 2 weeks now, and my test is next Tuesday, should I start eating gluten between now and then to make sure the biopsy is accurate? I've read if you go gluten free too long that can cause false negatives for celiac?
  3. I am new to the forums but was wondering if people on here would possibly be able to provide some insight into the symptoms I am feeling and if they potentially could be Celiac. I am a 24 year old male who suffers from hypoparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, and digestion issues including lactose intolerance. My mother also suffers from Celiac. About 5 years ago when I began having digestion symptoms, blood tested low for iron, and also began experiencing brain fog/fatigue, especially after eating. I was given a full celiac blood panel which all came back negative, but I pushed to still have the endoscopy biopsy done to verify which also came back negative. I was diagnosed with IBS, put on iron supplements and that was it. However, recently I have had a number of abnormal blood tests (low potassium, elevated liver enzymes and billirubin). On top of this, a stool sample was recently done and I suffer from fat malabsorption and some inflammatory markers were also elevated through the stool test. I then had a liver MRI done, no problems found. A Celiac blood panel was done again, and again came back negative. I realize the blood tests came back negative, but I still feel gluten could be the likely culprit here especially with my family history of celiac (mother). I decided to go gluten free, now 2 weeks and counting but I still see no sort of improvement. A bigger issue I also face, especially lately is fatigue and brain fog after eating, which has not changed at all even after I started eating gluten free. I am beyond frustrated and just want this all to be figured out, I feel like I am so young for my body to be deteriorating like this. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions?