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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 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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:unsure: I was first told i had IBS and just cut out pasta and bread, but the last 2 weeks I developed a itchy,blistery rash and severe fatigue and heart flutters,

I have not had any test done yet , but I found an article in readers digest and it fit me to a tee. so i started experminting with not eating anything with modified food starch or wheat flour or gluten. is this normal when first starting to not eat wheat?

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Laurie anne,

If you are seriously going to be tested for Celiac you can't go off wheat yet, because it can cause a false positive. I had been off but they made me go back on for the biopsy and to be honest after being off gluten for 3 months, I was even more sensitive :(. If you don't care about the diagnosis then by all means, stay off the gluten, dairy may be sensitive for you too. If you have flattened villi, you are lactose intolerant until those little buggers grow back.

I too have the heart fluttering and am exhausted all the time. Not having the nutrients your body needs really throws everything out of whack.

Hope you feel better soon :)

Lily

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Hi,

I am in the same boat as you are. I went off gluten, felt better and now am back on gluten for the biopsy (Tuesday.) My gastro Dr said my allergist shouldn't have taken me off gluten until the biopsy, but it's too late now. My fatigue was much better after 6 weeks gluten free. Even if the biopsy comes back negative, I have the gliadin antibodies so I guess it gluten free for me.

Good luck in your diagnosis. It's hard going back to foods that you think are making you sick. I wish there was a better way for us. :blink:

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Hi thanks for the advice I don't see my doctor until wednesday and i don't have insurance so I don't know what test he will do. My biggest concern now is i'm not eating much and I'am taking vitamins but I itch on my neck sometimes it wakes me up at night and i almost scratch till i bleed, and suggestions on what to put on it??????????? I've tried beneadryl cream, cortizone, gold bond and neosporin. any other suggestions on what to do or what is causing this. I feel almost worse since i stopped eating things with gluten or modified food starch , i did'nt have the heart palpitaions or the heavy bone melting fatigue, i'm also irritilble.

how do other people deal with this. my husband tries to understand but my kids just know mommy is sick. I've tried almost all of the antidepressants out there.

I'm on clozampane now. Laurie anne

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re: Skin problems

I have been having terrible skin problems for years and I wonder if they are related to celiac disease -

1 - I have developed an extreme sensitivity to anything alkalai, such as soaps, this carries over to the water supply here, ph was at 8.2 at end of summer, 7.5 in the fall, I only use Poland spring water on my face, neck, and scalp, ph 5.5, and it helps -

2 - My skin will not tolerate the vehicle or base in most ointments and creams - causes horrible problems - I read one in three people are sensitive to Neosporin - I can use Johnson and Johnson First Aid Cream - I can use Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion if skin not broken

3 - The neck (if you can use soap) gets soap, runoff from shampoo, Shaving cream (guys), and shower spray - 4 alkaline substances I was exposing myself to - not good

4 - I was prescribed anti-depressants a couple years ago and the potential side effects sounded really scary so I didn't take them - could they be a problem?

5 - Look into relaxation techniques - I did a BioFeedback program a couple years ago and it really helps. Sometimes I just unplug phone, put on my noise suppresion muffs, or headphones and classical music, blanket to keep warm, get comfortable, and either try to blank my mind or think of something calming - it really helps, pulse and pressure go down, respiration down, calm down - you can be wide awake, but when you end the session I always feel like I just woke up, was warned to take it easy for a few minutes after rather than jumping right up -if you have children, a husband, and celiac disease you need a little quiet time - when I described a floating feeling to the therapist she said it was a common description, sometimes it's like I am not aware of my body being in contact with the recliner I'm sitting in

6 - I've noticed since going gluten-free (7 or 8 weeks) I'm a lotless antsy/irritable - are you better feeling taking meds than you were before?

Good luck on your test - I'm in the same boat - gluten-free prior to test, no insurance

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