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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. This is my first post on this forum and I hope to learn a lot here! So I was diagnosed with Celiacs disease when I was 15 and I'm 21 now. The only other people in my family with it are my aunt and grandma on my Dad's side. Anyways I was diagnosed with it when I was 15 from an endoscopy, I got the procedure cause I had been having heart burn and acid reflux and my doctor suggested an endoscopy. Anyways after I found out, being a 15 year old, I didn't pay any attention to my disease and since my parents knew little about it they didn't know what to really do either. So I basically was in no way gluten free from about 15-19, in that time I was super healthy, ran track (won a state meet, so I was pretty athletic) and at around 18 my acne was almost all gone and never had stomach aces. But I my acid reflux was still bad but no heartburn, but me and my parents decided to put me on a gluten-free diet at around 20 years old. I was not very strict with it for the first year, but I started getting bad stomach aches and diarrhea every once in a while and lower energy levels, but I delt with it. Now recently in the past 2 months I've decided to go full blown gluten-free, but now I feel tired all the time and have brain fog, and acid reflux, and my acne came back even worse, but stomach acnes arent as bad. Now I exercise a lot, I'm in great shape for my age, and I plan on getting back into track when I transfer to my new school in the fall. But my problem is, is that ever since I went gluten-free I can't seem to improve, I've just been stuck at the same physical level (muscle and strength wise) for the past year and a half and I want to get stronger so Im ready for college track. My big question now is, do I really have celiacs disease? Or is my body just changing cause Im getting older? Has anyone been through something similar? P.S. Being 21 with Celiac's sucks! Can't ever have a beer with my friends and going on dates sucks cause I have to be super picky with where and what to eat.