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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. Miserable Student

    Sorry, Yes I know what Food Diaries are for, my symptoms just aren't very clear. They could be caused by a bad day or a stomach bug and I cant determine how long after gluten I even get the symptoms. It seems to vary so much. There just seems to be no way that I can test myself. And, I cook for myself, and if I eat out I'm extremely careful. I'm pretty sure I'm not missing anything.
  2. Miserable Student

    Thanks for all your advice, it means a lot knowing there is other people out there who understand the difficulties. I'm just so reluctant to cut even more things out of my diet. I hate every day that I have to follow a gluten-free diet. I'm a student at university, living away from home, and if that isn't hard enough I have try and figure out what's going wrong with me as well. I don't know how you guys have found it, but all the doctors I have spoken to have been useless, they send me to a dietician who just tells me to write a food diary and nothing ever changes. At this point I don't know whether attempting to cut more things out of my diet is worth it. I just want a doctor to be able to do a test and make it better like they do to other people, you know. I've not heard of L-Glutamine or Digestive Enzymes, is that something that gets prescribed or that I get hold of myself. And no,I've not had my nutreint levels checked, the doctors seem to have given up on me...
  3. Hi Everyone, I've been gluten free now for five years after being diagnosed with Coeliacs when I was 15. I follow the diet strictly and my family and friends are all aware of the restrictions. Unfortunately, I've not experienced the life-changing effects that some people do when they finally cut gluten out of their diet. I still suffer from terrible mouth ulcers, stomach pain, diarrohea and depression (I've read that this my be linked to the disease aswell). Over the last year I've been in and out of hospital and they've told me that my villi are fully healed but can't find anything else that could be causing my problems. I wondered if anybody had any suggestions at what could be affecting me in this way or whether I should just accept that it's just how I am. I've been recommended to just test myself by avoiding certain foods and observing the affects, but unfortunately with symptoms such as tiredness and stomach pain I find it hard to be objective because anything can cause tiredness! I find it especially hard as all the doctors tell me how each individual responds differently to gluten so I don't know how I can tell what is a reaction and what isn't. It's scary knowing that I may not be suffering from external symptoms but if I'm missing something I could still be damaging my insides. Mainly I guess I just need some support from someone who doesn't seem to have benefitted immediately from a gluten free diet and what helped them, because after five years and not feeling any better it's getting hard to persevere with a lifestyle that I hate so much