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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 for the kind words ! As an update to my thread, it was indeed gluten that was causing my symptoms. My symptoms improved when I cut gluten, but I (stupidly I must add...) never thought about changing my non-stick pans, my cutting board and using a different sponge for the dishes. Now I completely changed my kitchen appliances and cleared my kitchen of gluten containing food, since my girlfriend agreed to eat gluten free to help me. Result? I am now back to feeling awesome and my symptoms are gone! Who thought such small traces of gluten could cause such damage in my boding . Thank you so much for your answers! You guys are great !
  2. Thank you for the kind answers. NVSmom, it is really weird that you had that awful weakness for so long on the diet, and that the Doc still pinned it on celiac. I always thought that the diet should take care of the symptoms entirely. It is true that I have not been diagnosed properly, but when I stopped eating gluten it made such a difference (stomach noise, depression, anxiety, fatigue all lifted), I could not believe it. It is to be noted that I was on an SSRI at the time, that was not working, and the depression lifted almost immediately when I stopped gluten. That is why I suspect that I am eating something that mess with my diet to some extent since the symptoms are back. I think I will double check all my labels from now on and try to eat a lot more raw foods such as fruits and vegetables. Let's wait and see if that make a difference .
  3. Hi everybody, I am new on this forum and in the gluten free world (It has been 7 months since I started eating gluten free) and it has been going mostly well . But lately, my symptoms have returned and they do not seem to go away. When I stopped eating gluten, I was really depressed and anxious and had been for most of my life. Doctors have prescribed me a lot of different medications including a lot of antidepressants, most of which had close to no effect on me. After a lot of research online, I decided I would give a try to the gluten free diet as a last resort, and, to my surprise, it worked. My depression and anxiety went away for the first time in years, that was a miracle. It lasted until about 2 months ago when the symptoms started coming back. The thing is, I don't know what happened, am I ingesting gluten in one way or another? Have I developed another intolerance and I suffer the consequences of eating said food? I am usually pretty careful about what I eat, but some of it I am not sure (Is it possible that a company change recipe without notice and gluten has been added?). Anyway, sorry for the long rant, I am pretty desperate to retrieve my wellness once again, that is why I am asking for your knowledge. Has anyone else experienced anything similar, like a fairly long relapse in symptoms? If so, have you found the source? How did you find it? Thank you so much for the help, Musiscience