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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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  1. I actually always had really bad GI symptoms around the time my period would start. I just chalked this up to 'hormone changes' but now I know the gas & constipation (ugh) were due to celiac and somehow just got worse around that time.
  2. Hi, This is my first post so hopefully I've read enough before posting! I was recently diagnosed with celiac after a multi-year saga. I have a lot of neurological and joint pain which they think will be solved by the gluten-free diet, and are hoping I don't also have fibro! I've been gluten-free for a week and have started feeling better, however, this morning, late morning, I started feeling really ucky again -- gas pains in my stomach, foggy head, etc. This is about the time that my pain meds (I take oxycontin because I absolutely cannot tolerate anything else -- I wish I had other options!) would be hitting my small intestine. The only other thing I'd had to eat was coffee with half and half and certified gluten-free/non-contaminated yogurt. How terrible if the pain meds I depend on are going to exacerbate the problem. I looked at glutenfreedrugs.com but they only had information on oxycodone (which is 'quick release' instead of 'extended release,' and tends to get me more "high", not exactly something I can take at work), and my GI and pharmacy seem not to know of any brands that are certified gluten-free for oxycontin either. Help? If I get a brand name, I can have it dispensed as 'medically necessary' and the pharmacy will order it, but I can't find any reliable resources and I wouldn't know even which manufacturers to call... Thank you!