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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 know my BMI is still considered normal, it's just that I have a relatively small frame. I'm a busy student so I'm not active enough to have a dense muscular frame. I'm sure I have some fluid retention, but that seems to be a lot of extra weight that I'm not used to having.
  2. I've been gluten free for about 2 months now, but the first notice of this was at the appointment when I was first diagnosed.
  3. I'm assuming this is related to the Celiac disease because it all started when I got really sick, but my doctors have been essentially useless. I'm a fairly skinny 19 year old girl. I was just recently diagnosed but I've probably been dealing with Celiac since infancy. I'm tall - 5'8 - and I wear either a size 4 or a 6, sometimes an 8 (my measurements are 36 - 28 - 36) and I normally weigh about 145 lbs. Recently I've been weighing in at about 165 lbs but I haven't gained any size or muscle. The doctors are kind of ignoring it but it's really bothering me, I guess. 165 is very, very heavy for me. My PCP theorized that it could be built up fecal matter. Has this happened to anyone else? It's driving me bananas.
  4. I just found out about my Celiac about a month ago and have been adjusting fairly well to the gluten-free diet and, for the most part, am feeling much better. However, I'm getting REALLY bad nausea and upset stomach (diarrhea, exhaustion, acid reflux) whenever I eat a lot of different food that don't have gluten. I haven't really been glutened except for a few times there was a dirty pot or my roommate left crumbs out and I had severe cramping and bloating that doesn't feel like this does. I'm writing this after having eaten some gluten-free mac and cheese that I made last night, that also made me feel incredibly ill then but I thought it was just because I had a long day. None of the ingredients are spoiled and I checked for CC. All that was in it was corn noodles, Smart Balance light, cheddar cheese, Bob's gluten-free flour, milk, chex, and salt/pepper. Could it be that I have lactose intolerance? I understand that's fairly common amongst us. Is it just that those with Celiac are just oftentimes ill by things? I'm new to this, so I'd really appreciate the help.