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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 was diagnosed at the end of March. One week later I noticed an increase in my energy level. I was underweight...93 lbs and dropping. Eight weeks out...I was a different person. I had gained nine pounds and was eating like crazy. To date, I have gained 12 lbs and still need to put on another five. The doctor and dietician say I'm still recovering but I feel 100% better.
  2. Having A Hard Time..

    I, too, am newly diagnosed (4 weeks ago). I am so glad to read the posts - I feel 'normal.' I have been a little down lately because my entire world is about food these days. Reading your posts help - glad to have found this forum.
  3. Newbie With Questions

    I, too, was recenty diagnosed with celiac (as was my son) and am still having a hard time adjusting. It is definitely better now than four weeks ago. . I appreciate all the great information from others who know (we don't have a support group in the area). Thank you!
  4. You are not being emotional because of the hormones. I have been in a funk the last two weeks. My husband and my younger son do not have Celiac. My older son and I do. My kitchen is half gluten-free/non-gluten-free and it is really hard. Hard because I have to make sure there isn't any cross-contamination and hard because I want what they have instead of a 'substitute.' On the flip-side...I feel so much better. I have energy now, dark circles under my eyes are gone, put on a few pounds (had lost a lot of weight). Be careful of gluten in medications and lipgloss/balm/lipstick. Shars has good gluten-free bread and Udi's makes a good frozen pizza...expensive but good. I love pasta, too. Mueller's just put a gluten-free pasta on the market. My son and I love it and have not had any adverse reactions. It is definitely easier now than it was four weeks ago. This is the first time I have been in contact with anyone else (besides my son) who has celiac and it feels good.
  5. Except for being pregnant...I can relate. I was diagnosed last month and the only way to describe my appetite is ravenous. One week after being gluten-free I felt a hunger I never had before. StilI, I cannot seem to eat enough. My dietician suggested I shop the perimeter of the grocery store where you find the fresh food (meats, fruits, vegetables, etc.). I started snacking on hummus (great with carrots and/or gluten-free crackers).