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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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Hi all, I am just wondering if anyone else has headaches with muscle weakness, difficulty concentrating and coordination problems. For the past few days I have had these symptoms and its beginning to scare me. I have not yet gone gluten free because I have not had my biopsy yet. My blood work was positive though. I am just wondering if this is part of Celiacs or something else!

Thanks! :)

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Yep. Had those symptoms. Went to the hospital for the headaches they were so bad. Had severe muscle cramps in my legs too.

Laura

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;) yup--me too, had those symptoms--i have had headaches all my life though so it is sometimes hard to determine if it's a regular headache, a gluten problem, stress--i do have the difficulty concentrating :( deb
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Yes, I have had headaches, muscle weakness, and difficulty concentrating. It's not very fun.

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Yup. My coordination and muscle pain and weakness was so bad they looked at MS, Carpal Tunnel, peripheral neuropathy, RA, lupus etc.

They found nothing. I feel it is hormonal because going on the bc pill helped but the only other thing that helped were several bouts with predinisone. I am almost to the point to look in further again.

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;) i keep reading the post in here and i do have to say that when i look back i do believe the worst i felt started just after taking the birth control pills--my ex wanted a daughter so much and after our third baby i decided i would go through pregnancy one more time trying for a girl--i was always sick when pregnant, by the time i found i was pregnant i had decided i didnt want anymore babies, that 3 were enough, but :P i was already pregnant with our 4th son and i was so sick the whole pregnancy, i was anemic the whole time and borderline gestational diabetes B) so after him i decided to go on bc pills--i got so sick with them and became pregnant with our last child--i cant say now that i was disappointed about having her :D --i finally had my baby girl and she was so precious :D --i have always told her that she was a wonderful surprise, never an accident ;) ---now when i look back, the bc pills may have been my trigger too, if not, they sure pushed me along--deb :(
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I had all those symptoms. For years we thought I had ms but the mri wasn't showing lesions - we were stumped. I could barely walk down the stairs or carry my son. The headaches were horrible. I couldn't bear the sun or any kind of heat either.

I went through that for years - sometimes it would subside, but then it would come back again. It all disappeared on the gluten-free diet - just a day into it I felt better immediately, and i've been fine ever since (aside from some gluten mishaps that send me to the toilet - a symptom i NEVER had BEFORE!)

-donna

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Ive been gluten-free since Feb04 and had all of those complaints and more. They did improve when I started the diet but I still find myself very fatigued all the time. I have to work hard at comsuming enough calories daily with the limited things I can eat.

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