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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. Team Gluten Free

    I am a celiac, and am going to run the Humboldt County, CA marathon in May 2007. I want to raise money for a particular Celiac research organization. Any tips on how to set it up? It is my first marathon, and I have no idea where to start concerning the fundraising.
  3. Gluten And Menstration

    If one is gluten sensitive, the autoimmune reaction caused by the ingestion of gluten has the possibility of affecting every bodily system, tissue, and organ. Therefore, an affect on fertility, menstruation, weight, etc. is highly likely. Personally, I had menstrual irregularlities since I began my period at age 10. I have been gluten free for only six months, and have recently begun to get a regular (monthly) period in the past few months. This is the first time in 10 YEARS I've gotten my period AT ALL without use of birth control to bring on a cycle!!!!! Infertility is highly common in my family, and I hypothesize that it is due to gluten intolerance/celiac genetic predisposition in my family. Also, my hair has mysteriously started to fall out two times in my life (once as a teenager, and just recently prior to diagnosis). It has not only stopped falling out, but is now thicker than ever. I understand the "cheating" syndrome pre-testing. False negatives are SO common. Your personal experience is the most important test of all...no one knows your body better than you. Best Wishes D
  4. How To Stop Cheating

    I was diagnosed in March-and cannot stop cheating. I have not been able to go two to three weeks without eating gluten. I am in Italy right now travelling, and took a 4 day trip to Rome by myself (I am staying in Italy with Family). During my trip to Rome, I fell off the gluten free wagon big time! My family knows about my Celiac disease, so when I go back to stay with them today, I wil have to get off gluten again. I have never eaten this much gluten (2 days in a row eating bread!) since being diagnosed. i am totally hooked again-it is such an addiction. Any advice for how to get back on the wagon? I know I have to just DO IT and not think about it.
  5. More Gluten Sensitive Than Ever

    i definitely have gotten more sensitive since going gluten free. if i have the smallest bit-i feel like i got hit by a truck for several days!
  6. Is This Dh?

    I also have some strange red bumps on my face-but they do not look like these pictures. there are no blisters, just bumps. also, they do not itch. I did eat gluten last week, but the bumps did not show up until a week later. One of my eyelids is also puffy. Could this be a gluten reaction that will pass, or could it be the beginning stage of DH? any ideas?
  7. Eating In Italy

    I am leaving for Italy this Saturday. I will be there two months. I just started a blog here at celiac.com about my travels. I am gluten/casein free and will be staying with my family. I am so excited that I will have the support of the message boards while traveling. This thread has been very helpful, as it seems so many others have travelled successfully.
  8. Thank you so much for your reply! How did you find out about your egg allergy? I think I might be sensitive also.
  9. I was also diagnosed with PCOS b/c of my menstrual irregularities.
  10. I got my period when I was 10 years old-and ever since then have gone several years without getting my period! No doctors could ever find a reason why. They would put me on BC pills, which gave me nasty mood swings. I just go my enterolab test last week, and have not had gluten since. Currently, I have not gotten my period in about five months and have quite a bit of hair loss. I am 24! How long has it taken people for their periods to regulate? Did you take any supplements or see any doctors that helped? Or should I just try a gluten free diet?
  11. stephk- simple go to enterolab.com to order the test
  12. I had the opposite problem with my enterolab test-I had a malabsorption of 96, which means I do not have it! However, I tested positive for HLS DQ2&3, gluten sensitivity, &casein sensitivity. I also have serious hair loss, amehorrea, and daily diarrhea. I am a 24 year old woman. Has anyone else had hair loss & amenhorrea as symptoms of Celiac?