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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. Hmm. Thanks all! I still have D almost 4 weeks into this now, but I am taking high supplements, particularly B12 - I take a women's over 40 supplement. I was deficient in B12, magnesium, and vitamin D. My stomach was doing much better at the beginning, but this week has been horrible. Horrible bloating and pains. I eat nothing but bananas, apples, avocados, peanut butter (my own jar), banana chips, chicken salad (which I got my own mayo jar), popcorn, and water. I even cut out anything wih sugar substitute like propel and diet green tea. I only drink water now. No dairy. My energy is better, my hair is better, but I am really sad about this setback in abdominal pain. So it could be overdosing on vitamins you think? Ugh!! Thank you everyone! Sometimes I just fee so alone out there because I just feel like I'm crazy. I just want to feel great again!
  2. Thanks! I didn't think of the mayo jar - I do use that same jar to make my kids sandwiches. I will check out the Newbie 101 thread. Thanks!
  3. I have experienced all my bad symptoms off and on for about 1.5 years. However, I also had toxic shock syndrome 7 years ago that really screwed me up. Maybe my symptoms started after that! My asthma was diagnosed after that too. My fatigue just recently got really bad over the past 2 months. I have always taken a daily probiotic, multivitamin, glucosamine, fish oil, B-6, and calcium. I have checked all those labels, and I changed my multivitamin because it contained gluten. I just started taking PureEnscapsulations multivitamin. I am also now taking 2000 mcg of B-12. I cut out all dairy and gluten almost 2 weeks ago. I eat a couple hard-boiled eggs for breakfast, a decaf coffee with lactose free milk, homemade chicken salad for lunch and apples, bananas, strawberries, and gluten-free beef jerkey for snacks. I have chicken or fish with vegetables for dinner - cut out all butter too. I also have made gluten-free pasta with a basic tomato sauce. I have a glass of red wine at night. I don't eat any sweets, though I have diet green tea with artificial sweetener. At this point I am starting to question everything I eat whether I can eat anything! Thanks for all your guidance! It's nice to know there's a network I can reach out to!
  4. I have just been diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I think I have felt bad off and on for years. I was tested positive through the TTG antibody. I have been religiously eating both gluten-free and lactose-free for 12 days now, and I still have diarrhea everyday. My abdominal pain and bloating is definitely improved, though I still have had a couple issues with that too. I have asthma as well, and since I have been eating gluten-free, my asthma has definitely improved. In terms of fatigue, I have a good day, then I have a very tired and fatigued day. My doctor said it could take 6 months to 1 year to heal. I am just curious for you experienced Celiacs, when you were diagnosed, how long did your symptoms linger? Was it a long time? Is this perfectly normal and expected? Can I expect the diarrhea to go away, or still recur often even when eating gluten-free? I just want to start feeling normal again! Thanks!