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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. New 2 Gluten-Free

    Thank you all so incredibly much for the info and words of encouragement. I'm 24 and have suffered for years with symptoms, the worst being the past 3-4 years. Because I work out and am athletic and the "picture of health," I've always been given vague answers from physicians. Most of the time when I rattled off my symptoms, the doctor would order some routine blood work, which is always within normal values and would respond with "It's just stress." So severe acid reflux (no hernia) IBS that made me run to the bathroom bent over, chronic fatigue, exhaustion, weight loss, and joint pain are all because of stress? I was misdiagnosed many many times and am thankful to now know gluten is the culprit of my symptoms. I'm happy to hear that headaches and brain fog are normal withdrawel symptoms. I'm currently working on making my kitchen Gluten-Free and learning what items are/can be contaminated with gluten. Who would have thought ketchup and lite sour cream? Not me. This will definitely be a big learning process for me. Thank you all for posting! Ive already started a notebook with info you fellow celiacs have given me thus far!
  2. New 2 Gluten-Free

    I'm new to Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet and have a few questions for anyone who can answer. Because of the malabsorption in my small intestines, I have lost quite a bit of weight and was curious as to how long it will take for me to gain it back. I only started my Gluten-Free diet 4 days ago and understand it can take some time to recover and heal. I also have been suffering from daily headaches since removing gluten from my diet. Could this be a withdrawel symptom? Any advice you all can give would be greatly appreciated!