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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. Thank you - that's really helpful. Tbolt47, that visual reference has only made me more convinced. I'm going to chase up the doctor to see exactly what tests she ran, and see where we go from there. I'm just desperate to get some answers, and am pretty much ready to try anything now. I'm also not keen on the idea of buying all new kitchen stuff to move out, and then having to do so all over again because it's a CC risk. We shall see if the NHS will sort its life out for once...
  2. *waves* Long story short, I've spent most of my life getting sick. Always had lots of bits and pieces, and had dismissed them for the most part. As I've gone through being a teenager, however, it's all gotten far worse. My main symptoms are nausea and sickness, along with (still) unexplained fainting, but pretty much everything except digestive issues have thus far been tested. My illness is heavily dependent on my cycle, and on stress and anxiety, and we'd always passed it off as part of that. Other symptoms that I get are a constantly rumbling stomach, achy joints/bones, endless mouth ulcers, general tiredness and lethargy, an inability to get up or move at speed, the world's most bendy nails, intermittent migraines, complete inability to eat in the morning without being sick, general bloatiness etc, wildly variable weight and a...rather unpleasant reaction to alcohol. I also get exceptionally travel sick and now get anxious about social settings - out of worry that I'll get sick. I've done sickness in a public place enough times to know that it's never pleasant. The more research I do (normally at ridiculous times of day when I cannot sleep), the more I wonder about celiac. I've had yet another set of blood tests done but am not exactly holding out much hope for the results. I'm also moving to university in less than a month and am simply not sure if I should try going gluten free even if these tests are negative. Would that be sensible or not (and do you people who actually know about celiac think I'm wildly off the mark or not)?