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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 added metamucil into my morning tea and afternoon water. It's been just enough to get me up to where I need to be, and is really helping me out.
  2. My calves and shins get EXTREMELY itchy when I've had gluten. Sometimes I think I could probably scratch my skin off and still not have relief
  3. I have trouble with toothpaste (have for years), but mine is a problem with the preservatives. Something to look into anyway. I cannot use any of the major brands but Toms, Trader Joe's, and Jason are all good brands I can use without problems.
  4. I've been having some stomach complaints for about a year now along with some other things that didn't really seem related at the time (horrible constipation, teeth are crumbling, migraines, random itchiness, a numb toe, fatigue, general feeling of being unwell, awful bloating, stomach cramps, allergies have been getting worse, etc) and finally decided to see a doctor about it. He did run a blood test, took x-rays, and had various things tested from my stool. My blood test came back and everything was fine (I haven't seen the results yet). The only thing celiac related on there was a total IgA. I suspected that I was having a problem with gluten when I noticed how sick I felt after eating Cheerios. I held off stopping gluten until after I saw the doctor and had the tests run. I never specifically brought my thoughts up because I didn't want to maybe miss something else it could be I guess? Now that this has come back normal I'm wondering if it's worth it to push on? Being off the gluten for a week has already made a world of difference, and things are slowly starting to move down there again. If I did bring it up, how can I explain without sounding like a loon? I *know* that this is making a big difference. I realize I'd have to start eating it again if further tests were needed. I'm not sure I want to feel that horrible again. It could be non-celiac gluten intolerance which wouldn't show any real results anyway. Thanks for reading all that!