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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. 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!