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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. Thanks for your response. I have been gluten-free for two years, but not strict, but I have been super strict for a month now and will continue to be strict for the rest of my life. How long have you been gluten-free? Do you notice that you are getting better? I am actually going to get another test done to see how much damage I have to my intestines.
  2. My doctor wants to put me elmiron.
  3. Thanks so much for your response. I was doing accupressure and that seemed to work but that got so expensive. I am going to try accupuncture and start drinking more gatorade. Thanks.
  4. The thing is when I go to the emergency room for dehydration they test my electrolytes and they are perfect. I do drink Gaterorade time to time, especially if I am working out. I have been checked for diabetes as well and it came back negative. I also have been checked for kidney problems and that came back fine too.
  5. I haven't started taking any medications for it yet. I am trying to see if I can control by diet before I get on any medication. I am still researching it. So what did you take for your first round and I guess it didn't work?
  6. I got diagnosed with Celiac in 2004 and have had UTI problems all my life. I just now got told I have IC. I know for sure the two are related. I haven't started the medication for the IC yet. I am just trying to control my diet better to see if that will help.
  7. FYI - There is a new gluten free vodka and the name is 3. I live in Houston, Texas and found it at a Spec's here. It actually says Gluten Free on the tag and it explains the process of making it. It's the first vodka made from soy. I know some Celiacs have an intolerance to soy, but for those that don't this is an option. If you want more information on this vodka their website is http://www.3vodka.com/. If you do decide to try this make sure you watch what you mix it with. P.S. I have so much respect for you for supporting your girlfriend like this. She is lucky to have you and I am sure her parents realize that soon.
  8. Does anyone have problems with dehydration? I literally drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. I do not drink any other liquids except that new mineral water. I drink alcohol one-two nights out of the week. With all that said, I get dehydrated an awful lot. I spent four hours last Saturday at the emergency clinic getting two bags of fluid pumped into me because I was so dehydrated. I don't understand why I could be so dehydrated when I drink so much water.
  9. Hey everyone! I am new to this message board and I am very thrilled I came across it. I just wanted to let y'all know that I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease three years ago and I am 28 years old. I had my first panic attack after September 11, 2001 and went to a therapist and was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the events of September 11th. I never took the medications she prescribed me because I didn't want to self-medicate myself. I wanted to be able to fight this on my own, which I did. Well about nine months ago my panic attacks started to come back even stronger than before. I couldn't even function at work and was scared to go to sleep at night b/c that is usually when I had them. I am now on clonazepam, which I take at night before I go to sleep. I am too scared to get off my medication, but do not want to be on it the rest of my life. I did research on the birth control pills I am on and realized that alot of girls taking Yasmin were getting panic attacks just like me, so I immediately got off of them. I haven't gotten off the Clonazepam yet b/c I am too scared, so I am not sure if it's the BC pills or not. After reading all of y'all's stories I am beginning to think my panic attacks have more to do with my Celiac Disease. To be truthful, I am still struggling with be 100% gluten free. I just wanted to share my story and y'all will be hearing lots from me. Thanks everyone for sharing your stories. This helps me stay strong. Alicia