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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Having Trouble

    I continued to lose wait also. I found that Ensure (a high protien drink) was both gluten-free and good for maintaining weight. Actually, it put me into a weight gain mode so you have to be careful. Good Luck!
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    That's similar to how I react as well. Often I can get a feel for how bad it's going to get based on the level of the early indication. Sometimes it goes on and gets worse. Unfortunately, I also have a condition where I get bowel obstructions, once to twice a year. They both feel somewhat similar at first, so I'm not usually sure what's really happening for a bit. Believe it or not, I'm usually thankful it's a gluten reaction.
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    I'm new here and thought I'd just say "Hi." I am pretty overwhelmed with this disease and all of its intricacies and related conditions. I commend all of you who have found a way to manage your lives in the midst of having Celiac disease. I was told I "probably" have Celiac disease after an intestinal biopsy and concurrent blood tests in September of 2004. They also told me I probably had some form of auto-immune condition. It almost cost me my life. No one knew what was wrong with me. I had lost almost 100 pounds in 6 months and was in the hospital being tested for anything and everything, including communicable diseases. I had honestly reached the point where I didn't even have the energy to "explain" my condition to each new doctor put on my case. Anyway, I am doing the best I can at staying gluten-free. I'm sure I don't have to tell any of you how overwhelming it is to do the necessary homework and try to stay gluten-free, all the while trying to lead some semblence of an ordinary life. I kinda feel like I'm a walking diagnostic device that goes off whenever my body detects gluten. I'm still learning what does and does not have gluten - and if I happen to ingest some by mistake it takes very little time before the bells go off. I do have a question - how long does it usually take for a person to begin to suffer from taking in gluten?