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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. Newly gluten-free And Already Discouraged

    Thank you so much for your quick replies! I think the bloating/water retention is a very real possibility, because several weeks ago I was extremely bloated and am feeling quite a bit better in regard to that.. Thank you for the kind words of encouragement and for the ideas to help me get past this! I read somewhere that the journey, especially at the beginning, is kind of a one step forward/two steps back deal. Hoping for a step forward tomorrow
  2. Hi everyone, I have not been officially diagnosed with Celiac but have two sisters and two first cousins that have been. As with what seems to be a common thread, looking back at all of the strange health issues I have experienced can all be explained by Celiac. After a sudden very painful bout with Gastritis that felt like a bleeding ulcer and landed me in the ER, I began examining what lifestyle changes could help with this and decided to try gluten-free for a few months to see how I feel. I have been gluten-free for about a week, and while I understand that it does take time to feel better, I am already feeling discouraged. I felt fine for a few days after starting the new lifestyle but since then have had several rough days. My symptoms with the Gastritis and with what I am feeling now are lower back pain, abdominal pain but no D or V (though some C), and generally feeling completely run down and miserable. The past several days I have noticed that when I do eat something it helps the stomach pain, until today where it seems like no matter what I eat my stomach is hurting. It has turned into a frustrating cycle of not eating makes my stomach hurt which makes me not want to eat, and then I have no energy to do anything at all. I have lost about 10 pounds in the last week, and while I had 10 pounds to lose I don't think it is healthy to be lacking in nutrition nor to lose weight so quickly. Does anybody have any suggestions on "soothing" foods that can also help me to get some nutrients? Any other advice that may not be related is welcome! My sisters have had different symptoms than me and have been gluten-free for years so they can't remember exactly how they felt in the beginning. Thank you
  3. Neuro Symptoms?

    I have just started eating gluten free (today is my 5th day) and for the past year or so I have had some neurological symptoms that I didn't think anything of until I began to realize that all of my random aches/pains/tingles may have something to do with each other! For me the symptoms are tingling (head/skull, hands, feet), vision migraines, and foggy head.