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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. Dh Question

    I recently got glutened and now have a break out of DH on my legs. The last time I had DH it was bad but not like this. The affected areas keep leaking fluid. I have lost what I consider to be a lot of fluid. The problem is that it constantly is running down my legs and won't scab over. Has anyone had this problem before and what should i do about it? I don't have insurance yet so I can't go to the doctor unless it is an emergency. Thanks in advance
  2. I was on the Depo shot in the past and have just recently found out that I have celiac. I think there may be a direct correlation to birth control and the onset of celiac.
  3. Abdominal Distention?

    I am glad to hear in one sense that I am not the only one who has this but then again it is so bad I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I have been gluten-free for 3 months now and it seems like it has been years, but I still have abdominal distension pretty bad. I thought it would go away faster now that I am exercising, but my legs keep getting smaller and my stomach is still the same.
  4. Swollen Stomach

    I have the same problem of the stomach bloating, and the swelling in most of my body when I get glutened. The problem is that I have been getting glutened every so often no matter how hard I try to be gluten free. I have wondered if it is also somthing else wrong but as I have read here that I have pretty normal sympotoms for this disease and nothing out of the ordinary so that may just be one of the symptoms that you also get.
  5. Chinese Buffet Sweets-Cookies, cake etc. Pizza - all kinds, any kind
  6. Anyone Else Cried Over This?

    I cry but out of frustration not because of the food. I am new to this and trying my darndest to be gluten free and things that I would never have thought about having gluten in them do and have made me sick. I got glutened from some tea rescently that put me in bed for a few days and I was unable to work and go to school. So I hear what you are saying about missing the food but I am at the point where I say screw the food I want to feel better. And another thing I am tired of everything that is in americans diets having gluten in it. I feel that gluten in everything is not necessary. Thank goodness we are finding out now though because if we would have had this ten or more years ago it would have been a lot harder. So there is a bright side and more gluten-free products available to us.
  7. Besides shingles you might want to consider the possibility of DH. I am not familiar with your situation but I have DH and the bumps that I get on my head do not itch even though they are bothersome. -Morrigan-
  8. Celiac & Obesity

    This is the reason it took so long for me to be diagnosed. Your story sounds almost exactly like what happened to me. In the last week since I have been gluten-free I have lost five pounds. I am hoping to get back to my regular weight again.
  9. Thanks to all for the help. I guess I felt so very overwelmed and discouraged. I am still trying to get rid of the DH and eat gluten free, go to school and go to work so I think I am a little stressed out. The information has improved my mood and situation emensly. I am sure celiac will be manageable now even though at first it did not seem that way.
  10. I am new and have been gluten-free for only a week. I already feel somewhat better but I also have the same feeling like I haven't eaten in days and it seems like after I eat somthing it only keeps me full for a little while. I also had an extreme drop in energy today where I stayed in bed almost all day and I am wondering if this is also normal. I don't take any vitamins because when I was younger I always noticed vitamins made me feel sick after I took them. I am sure I should probably take them now but I don't know what kind. So if you do find out what causes the extreme hunger let me know also. Good luck.
  11. I will try and find someone in this area who can help me. Thank you both for replying I am going to continue my search. Another thing is that I am having trouble aclimating my family to the change so it is easier for them if we go out to eat but not really me because I have to have a plain salad and watch the dressing. So I have been looking in here to try to find eating out answers as well. any and all advise will help at this point.
  12. I am new here and I just found out that I have celiac disease. I had been complaining about having all of these symptoms for a long time but it took me getting another bout of Dermatitis herpetiformis for someone to diagnose me correctly. The problem is that I am in college and have no insurance. The person who diagnosed me was the college nurse practitioner and she said there is nothing more she can do for me since she is at a limited facility. So I need some help finding a doctor who is basically willing to see me out of the goodness of their heart. Well its not quite that bad but it is pretty bad. I have been gluten free for about a week now and am finding it very hard to find things I can eat. My diet now has mostly consisted of apples, potatoes, some meat and coffee. I really don't know what my body levels of anything is. At first of being gluten-free I had magically more energy felt a lot better and today my energy plummited to where I have been in bed all day. So if any one can help let me know I am located in Northeastern Ohio. Thanks