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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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Hello. I know this discussion is over 3 years old, but I JUST found it and really need some help. I am a VERY active 30 year old. About 5 years ago I've started having these "episodes" of ridiculous fatigue, puffy face (under eyes), muscle cramps, distended stomach, gas and constipation. This coincided with me finding out I had HSV2 and I was blaming everything on that virus. I've now been on medication since forever and these fatigue episodes have continued. they come and go as they please, sometimes days, sometimes weeks and a few times as long as a month. If I try to push myself and workout while being derailed, I get acid reflex. I've been told it's depression, it's all in my head, i am overworked, over workedout.... but i know it to not be true. because after being ill for a week, i'll wake up one day and all will be normal and i'll be able to play soccer for 2 hours again - no problem. 

 

i've noticed that i get this when i stress or when i drink beer (even just A beer, i almost never drink) or eat some carbs or some sweet stuff. I've looked into cadida and been taking good probiotics to no avail.

 

I eat really healthy, no fast food, no carbs. but if i do eat something "off" or drink a beer.... ohhh here it comes, it's like i get hit by a truck and off i go, my brains fogs up and i lose any motivation for anything.

 

it appears that the posters here have similar problems, yet going gluten free hasn't really helped them. so what is the solution then ? it's been 7 years....

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Go and get bloods done, and go from there. While it might not help everyone, it might just help you :) Worth a shot to stop feeling this way, yeah? I know for me it is, just waiting on an endoscopy to officially diagnose/confirm, CAN NOT WAIT to start gluten-free!

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Have you ever been truly gluten free in 7 years?  It doesn't take much to keep the autoantibody factory in production, and one lapse (like a regular -- non gluten-free - beer) can start up a new, more active production line.  So before you say it is not gluten, you must be truly gluten free, OCD almost in being gluten free and avoiding cross-contamination (which comes from something as simple as taking croutons off the salad and then eating the salad!).  Give it a good strict trial, drink Redbridge or Bard's Ale or similar gluten free beer, and see how you feel when you are truly gluten free.

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Hello. I know this discussion is over 3 years old, but I JUST found it and really need some help. ....

I split this into its own topic as I felt that would be more helpful.

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One other "distinguishing" symptom is i get these tiny tiny bumps (sores ?!) on the inside of my bottom part of mouth not on lip, but from lip down. they come and go at times and only stay for a few hours, but i can't even see them in mirror they are so small, yet i feel them very much with my tongue. they are not 100% present for the time all the fatigue lasts, but they ONLY show up when i have this.

 

i'll do the gluten free, no doubt. However, what i was saying is that the member that had 100% of my symptoms also went gluten free and yet says his/her symptoms come out from time to time

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You mention posters having similar problems and gluten free not helping, but I can't find which posters you are referring to.  This must have come from the splitting of the topic, I guess.  So perhaps you can remind us.  Most people notice some difference when eating gluten free; very few have no changes unless they do not wait long enough for changes to occur.

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Hey Mushroom, yeah the topic was indeed split, sicne the original post was last update 3 years ago. but people there seem to share 100% of my symptoms. the damn CRAVING is my biggest downfall. I am not hungry and yet all i want is sugar and carbs. it's crazy. i fight and fight with myself and lose everytime to sweets. I'll go take out money from ATM just to go to vending machine and buy a King Size Snickers and this is coming from a guy that eats home made soup and buckwheat as 80% of the diet on normal days.

 

I doubt this gluten reaction because if something is BAD for you, why would the body keep craving it.

 

original post this way: yumummymy is the poster

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/57102-tiredfuzzy-swollenbloated-but-no-stomach-distress/

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You think heroin is good for heroin addicts or alcohol is good for alcoholics? :ph34r:   Stuff becomes bad for you because you crave it and consume too darned much of it.  Sure sign of addiction.  We always become addicted to the stuff that's bad for us.  Lay off it :ph34r:   Go back to buckwheat and soup and feel better :)

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