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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. Hello, I'm sort of new to this whole thing and I'm looking for advice. About two months ago, my ankles started to have a lot of pain and it was uncomfortable to stand for long periods of time on my heels. Then they started to swell and even present some edema. I went to a podiatrist and he injected my ankles with cortizone and the swelling disappeared, but the pain didn't. My doctor put me on doxycycline with the idea that it was Lyme. But my symptoms progressed to headaches and extreme fatigue. My muscles also get really sore. I went off the doxy as two lyme tests two months apart showed negative. I was also tested for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and hypothyroid. Though my thyroid levels were slightly elevated, my sedimentation levels were double what they should be and the c- reactive protein level was also unusually high. He said my whole body is inflamed and it seems like an autoimmune issue but he doesn't know why. This was just yesterday, so I haven't been tested for celiac or gluten intolerance but my son has had it since he was born and I'm very familiar with the problem. To all you pro's out there, does this sound like I could be developing the same issues as my son? Thanks so much...Steve