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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. Thank you all so much for the encouraging words and advice, it has been the most help so far! @cyclinglady I have heard of others that have had thryoid issues improved with the gluten-free diet so that definitely makes sense! I think a lot of things will get better once the gluten is gone. And wow! That is a lot to deal with mentally emotionally, etc. going through menopause, and dealing with celiac and thyroid problems. Major props to you for maintaining a positive attittude..that is most admirable and reminds me I can do this! @Jmg I have considered talking to a counselor, like you said, it would help to talk to someone and I have very grateful to have figured this out while I am still young, I'm ready to take control! @Gemini Thank you for your encouragement as well, it helps to hear someone has gone through a similar process..doctors have made me feel like I am the only person in the world trying to gain weight so I am excited for the future! Thank you all again.
  2. Thank you for your response, it really helps to hear from others and I will check out the coping forum that you mentioned. I do have Graves Disease and have been on anti-thyroid medication for 2 years, I just recently started seeing an Endocrinologist (had been seeing normal MD prior) and they said my thyroid levels were good and suggested some gastro tests since I was still having other symptoms. This included the celiac panel that came back positive. They have not referred me to a Gastroenterologist but I assume that is next. I think I will wait to cut out the gluten totally, until further testing is done by the correct specialist. I'm hoping getting this celiac in line, will help the rest of my problems such as the hormones, as you said. Thank you again for taking the time to reach out.
  3. Hello everyone sorry if this is repetitive but I am a 26 year old female with hyperthyroidism, hypoestrogenism, severely underweight 88lbs (lost 35 lbs) just recently last week, found out that I have celiac disease. Panel is as follows: IgA - 144 Gliadin AB IGG - >160 Gliadin AbB IGA - >320 TTG IGA - >160 Could someone tell me if the higher the number, does that necessarily mean it's any worse than the next person with the disease?? I'm really scared about all of this honestly, I'm afraid I don't have the self control to begin to stick to a gluten free diet as all I have eaten my whole life is junk..any advice is helpful. The mental is taking a toll on me. Also, I have not had a menstrual cycle in 5 years (was on Depo birth control shot for 3 yrs, been off for 2 yrs) would this celiac disease have anything to do with the lack of menstration? I have been on Hormone Replacement Therapy over a year now with no results. I have to get back to my old self by before I lose it forever...Thanks for the help.