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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. Recovery Time?

    Thank you so much for your responses! I'm absolutely committed to being 100% gluten-free. I only share my kitchen with my boyfriend, and he knows how serious this is. As far as seeking out hidden gluten, I think I'm pretty good at it, as I've had to seek out hidden MSG for so long in order to avoid migraines. I know most of the sneaky names they use to mask ingredients. Anyway, we do most of our own cooking from scratch anyway. At first I had what I assume were detox symptoms: nausea, hangover-type headaches, severe crankiness! I'm happy to say that's all passed. I wonder if some of my continuing digestive symptoms might be detox as well. I think I eat a very nutritious diet in general: lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, soaked non-gluten grains (rice, quinoa, millet), meat/fish/poultry, soaked nuts, eggs. I don't eat much cheese because it doesn't agree with me, but I do eat organic goat's milk yogurt. I get acupuncture regularly and the acupuncturist is really helpful for suggesting specific foods that are especially healing and nourishing. As I said, I've only been fully gluten-free for about three weeks, so I'm looking forward to seeing more and more improvement!
  2. Hola! Anyone else here living in Madrid or other parts of Spain?
  3. I went from having an average of three migraines a week when I was eating a lot of wheat in my diet to maybe one migraine a month when I started avoiding gluten. When I DO get migraines now, they are much less severe.
  4. Hello friends! I've just adopted a gluten-free diet at the advice of my doctor in order to help with IBS-type symptoms. I had not been eating much gluten before, but he encouraged me to go 100% off. I've not had any official celiac testing, but I know that gluten exacerbates my issues (joint pain, eczema, diarrhea, migraine headaches, etc.) It's been about three weeks. At first, I noticed a major improvement. But this week I've had a few days of digestive complaints. I imagine that if I have some kind of intestinal damage, it might take time to heal. Can you give me some idea of how long it took for some of you to have remission of symptoms, especially digestive symptoms? What can I do to help my intestines heal? Thank you for your help!