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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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But if gluten isn't the culprit how come all of my symptoms, including the DH I had for more than 20 years, went away when I quit eating gluten? Not that it matters, but I have gotten the flu shot every year (except this year) since I last got the flu 18 years ago. 18 years ago I did not get the flu shot and boy was I sick.

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celiac disease was identified long before the flu vaccine was available.

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I don't do them either, I never have, although I probably should since I am prone to getting some extremely nasty flus. I'm just kind of nervous to have something injected into my body that I've never had before, for fear of allergic reaction or it making me sick or making one of these diseases of mine act up somehow (celiac disease as well as Colitis, and a problem with tachycardia.) Is that even a realistic fear?

Anyway I've never had one...do the rest of you get them?

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I got flu shots in 2003 and 2004 and I was diagnosed with celiac disease in March 2004.

This flu shot theory is interesting to me. I've had celiac disease-like symptoms for years (probably since I was 13 or 14) but most of them seemed to worsen and I developed more celiac disease symptoms after my first flu shot in 2003. The sickest I have ever been with celiac disease was a few weeks after my first flu shot last year.

Just some questions though, are you theorizing that someones first flu shot in 1999, 2001, or 2003 (or the first one in 10 years) may trigger celiac disease? or make it worse? and why those years?

I'm interested to see the results of your study!

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i can definitely say no flu shot "gave" me celiac. never had one, got diagnosed when i was 18.

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In response to the question as to whether or not the flu shot could trigger Celiac Disease, the answer to your question would be, "No." However, flu shots do contain thimerosal, which does contain mercury. Ammonia is there, too.

Depending upon the batch you received, sources outside the US will tell you that there was a higher than normal level of Thimerosal in the years I mentioned. Going on that premise, I was merely in search of something that would explain for the response in Cytokines and an open ended reaction with Nitrogen, as it would relate to Celiac Disease. I am merely looking for some further supportive evidence for my larger theory once I have it wrapped up. Thanks for your responses.

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;) never had a flu shot here either :( sometimes i wish i had, but not yet :) deb
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