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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. After doing a lot of research and trying a LOT of medicines, I have found what you are explaining to be very closely related to having Celiac disease. I experienced a lot of what you are saying times a million (not to say that my case was worse) I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis from one doctor, having epilepsy from a couple neurologists and having a heart defect... BUT never any proof. One well known specialist went as far as to tell me that it would be decades before there would be technology to prove my disease. Long story short, I had all kinds of neurological symptoms such as seizures, migraines, speech problems and neuropathy. It went as far as causing psychosis, depression, anxiety and etc. After one dr mentioning celiac I did the research and found that it could cause these things. When eating gluten you do not absorb any nutrients, hence your brain is not nourished with nutrients it needs to focus. After going on the gluten-free/ CELIAC diet, I felt completely different within a week. I even gained energy I didn't know existed. NO MIGRAINES, no seizures, and best of all NO MEDICINES anymore! It is crazy to think that digestion could cause all these things but the good thing is that there is so much available to make it easier to cope with...
  2. I totally understand what your symptoms are. And if you are on a gluten-free diet/lifestyle you will unlikely have negative results. Unfortunately you have to have gluten in your system to test pos. The being tired and lethargic will pass, IF YOU KEEP THE GLUTEN OUT. It is so hard, especially being young, and if you have no other celiacs in your life. No one understands that a protein such as gluten can cause all the things you are experiencing. The fog, yes it could be withdrawls but it could also be from contamination. I was on 5+ meds before becoming completely gluten-free and now only taking supplements... What I do suggest for the lack of energy is a vitamin B complex, specifically from the brand RAINBOW LIGHT, it is amazing, I find it at natural grocers, or similar places. If you are experiencing a "fog" or mental retaliation to gluten, I strongly advise to get rid of it. ASAP, as I experienced and some others do, it can turn into seizures or other neurological symptoms... BE STRONG! It will be worth it in the long run!