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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 am relatively new to being gluten free. I spend hours on Google trying to figure out what I can and cannot have. But after months of being very strict and giving up many of my favorite foods, I am still struggling with exhaustion, spacey-ness, and an inability to focus (The digestive issues and joint pain are more or less under control) . So I thought I should look into my hair and make-up products. I am a Cosmetologist and by extension, a product junkie. I've been looking into various lines of make-up and hair products, but can't find information on specific items. I know I can write the various manufacturers, but I have so much in the way of products, I was hoping you could share your experiences on what has bothered you in the past, or what you have found to work. I realize everyone is different, but I thought that it would give me a good basis to look at. Thank You!
  2. Thank You. Yes, I have been putting off the food dairy as well... There wasn't any soy in the cereal... I drink coffee on a semi regular basis and don't have a problem and snack on almonds.... But maybe the combination of it all was too much for me? In any case I will take your suggestion and start a food diary! Thanks for your help and support.
  3. Hello, I came to celiac.com because I'm hoping someone can help me. I have not been diagnosed with Celiac disease.. mostly because I am 22 years old and do not have health insurance nor do I qualify for any state assistance..but it seems to make sense. About a year and a half ago it began. I would feel fine, eat a meal, and vomit almost instantly. This continued to happen every now and then. It could be days or weeks apart. I haven't been able to drink cow's milk since I was twelve. It would make me throw up most times and if I had too much dairy from other sources (Pizza, ice cream) I would get sick as well. So I eliminated dairy. But it kept happening. As the weeks passed it became more frequent. So I started eliminating gluten in August. After a few weeks of that I felt great! It was then that I realized that I have hardly ever consumed a meal and not felt sick to my stomach. It was a revelation.... or so I thought. By December I was vomiting again almost after every meal. I was exhausted and had horrible chest pain. Finially I went to the emergency room where they did some tests and told me that my gall bladder had stopped functioning. Soon thereafter I had surgery and had it removed. Before the surgery my doctor told me I had to start eating wheat again because I was losing too much weight. ( I had lost 20 lbs. Down to 108) So I did. And to my surprise, I did not get sick. This lasted about three months. Then it started all over again. Now I have stopped consuming gluten again. But when I do get it accidently... (cross-contamination, failure to ask the right questions, etc) I get very nausous, my heart rate speeds up, I feel as if I have to breathe deeply because I'm just not getting enough oxygen. I become exhausted for the rest of the day if not a couple days... I have vomited on a few occasions. I cannot eat things that have been fried or cooked in the same oil as things that contain gluten either. I haven't been able to eat oatmeal without feeling nauseous since I was a child...Does this sound like celiac disease?I had an endoscopy before my surgery. But it came back negative for Celiac disease. However I hadn't been eating gluten for several months by then. Plus whenever I mentioned the possibility, I felt like they were just passing over the issue.... I don't know what to do, I feel like even though I'm sticking to this diet, I'm still not feeling as good as I should . Then this morning, I threw up before I had even finished my breakfast... I had Kix Cerael, half a cup of coffee and almond milk in my cerael.. No gluten right? I'm so confused. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas, I would really appreciate them!!! Thank You!!!!