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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 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. 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. 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).