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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. This may be purely anecdotal, but I'm wondering if there's a connection between progesterone levels and DH flare ups. Back story: For as long as I can remember, I've had a very irregular period. I've averaged about 3 cycles per year, but it's improving since going gluten free about 5 months ago. Over the past several years, I've tracked my cycles as a way to prove to my doctors that it was really that serious. Because of this, even being irregular, I now know when I'm about to "start." I've also noticed that my DH tends to flare really bad in the two weeks leading up to my period. Those last two weeks are when progesterone levels increase sharply. (Look up a chart of hormone levels during a cycle and you'll see what I mean.) I know I saw a post on this forum about the progesterone-DH connection. It wasn't very detailed though and my searches have turned up very little. So does anyone have any info about this? Is it really that significant, or is it all in my head?
  2. I'm brand new to gluten-free. Completely cleaned everything out of my house a couple days ago. I realize that the healing process takes time, but is it normal for the rash to flare up WAY worse than usual when you're first starting out?