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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. I've been tested for diabetes and they said my blood sugar was low, although I do believe it's because I was so freaked about getting sick after eating that I just drank liquids most of the time. I've been extremely strict about being gluten free ever since I moved (Aug 16, 2012) and feel so much better. I still have some tummy trouble every now and then but that's usually only after eating with other people where I honestly feel pressured to eat "normal" so people would stop calling me anorexic. I have so much more energy and am happier now that I'm strict about it but it seems like if I slip and eat even a tiny bit of something that contains wheat or gluten then it makes me feel sick and I feel guilty because I ruined it.
  2. Hello everyone. I am new on here and am in need of some advice. I am 18, I am not diagnosed with celiac disease and have actually tested negative for it a year or two ago. These are my symptoms that I've had for almost a 11 years: after eating anything like pasta, bread, beer, cookies I feel terrible. I get terrible headaches and I feel almost out of body. my abdomen extends dramatically almost like I am pregnant and am in serious pain for days. I get so nauseous that i vomit and have suffered from diarrhea for as long as I can remember with periods of constipation. I was a vegan for seven years and just recently switched back to lacto-ovo vegetarian (which has helped me gain weight) Another symptom is sudden weight loss. I was in the hospital for unrelated stuff for 2 weeks and then when I was discharged I ate mainly garlic bread, pasta, and fruits and veggies. I dropped from 135 lbs down to 76 lbs in a few months. And please listen when I say I do not have an eating disorder because as soon as people hear how sudden it was they have made up their minds that I'm anorexic and this is all my fault. I really don't and I know I'm too skinny. Just recently I have switched to a very strict gluten free vegetarian diet (mainly eggs, cheese, beans, milk, juice, veggies, fruits, quinoa, rice ect.) and have gone up to 98 lbs. Like i said my celiac blood test came back negative but I was not able to get an appointment with a gastroenterologist because the only one in my old town was the father of a kid who bullied me in high school and he refused to treat me. I am unable to go to the doctor in my new city until december(ish) when I get health insurance and I have very little money to afford a doctor. I feel okay now but when I do slip up I am in agony for days and am out of work. Are there any other illnesses or reasons that this could be happening that is not celiac? I really miss my favorite foods and being a healthy weight and I am tired of being such a burden to my family.