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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   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
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Hi! Not sure how or where to start. I am a 54 year old female that has just recently been diagnosed with Celiac Sprue, Diverticulitis, Gastritis, and Lactose Intolerant. I am currently 5

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Nice to meet you, Billie. You are in the right place. :)

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Nice to meet you, Billie. You are in the right place. :)

Yes Billie you are in the right place and you will learn here that doctors don't know everything.

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Hi Billie....

I am glad you found us! There's a bunch of really great, supportive people on here who are extremely knowledgeable not only about celiac, but related disorders also. Lots of us have numerous autoimmune disorders (they tend to come in clusters....).

Our motto here is there is no such thing as a silly question. Anything you want to ask, just fire away!

Welcome to the family!

Karen

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Welcome! I think you will find that this forum has some of the best, most kind, caring and knowledgeable people you will find. When I was in the process of being diagnosed, I honestly don't know what I would have done without them. I met my best friends through this forum.

Please know that you are NOT alone . . . and that you are in glad company. Just watch out during the full moon . . . . . . . . . . :lol::ph34r:

Lynne

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Thank You all for your warm welcome. Like I said I AM SO GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE!!

One day at at time, One new item tried at a time, and One new person a day told about this disease!

That's my new motto.

Good Luck to You All and God Bless Each One of you for a Healthier tomorrow.

Billie

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Billie,

Welcome to the board. You and I have a lot in common. I am just a few years older then you, but our weight is about the same. I weigh about 77 as I write this. I have been this weight for years. I can't gain either. At least I can claim to be the smallest in my whole family. The only problem I have being small is I have osteoprosis and I working on fixing that.

Susan :D

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Billie,

Welcome to the board. You and I have a lot in common. I am just a few years older then you, but our weight is about the same. I weigh about 77 as I write this. I have been this weight for years. I can't gain either. At least I can claim to be the smallest in my whole family. The only problem I have being small is I have osteoprosis and I working on fixing that.

Susan :D

Hi Susan,

How low was your weight when you were first diagnosed? Did you lose more after going on the gluten free diet? Do you have trouble being able to eat enough calories in a day? My dietician wants me to eat 1800-2200 calories a day, right now I'm averaging 1500-1600. Just not hungry. But I am also some what of a picky eater.

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Billie

I have not been diagnosed. In April 2006 I had my blood drawn for 96 food sensitivities. I was positive for 21 different foods including wheat and gluten. I went gluten free after receiving these results. Since I have had a few reactions from sometimes unknown ingredients I am afraid to try any foods that I am sensitive to because I don't like being dizzy.

You ask about my weight it has remained steady for years. I got pregnant when I was 73 lb. My top weight 9 months pregnant was 92 lb. (18 years ago now). I did see a nutritionist to find a healthy way to gain weight and now that I am gluten free I am up to about 77. It has taken me two years just to gain the four pounds. I cheer at any weight I gain. My clothes are finally getting a little snug. :D I eat about 1700 calories a day. I keep track of the foods and calories on mypyramidtracker.gov

Susan

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I have not been diagnosed. In April 2006 I had my blood drawn for 96 food sensitivities. I was positive for 21 different foods including wheat and gluten. I went gluten free after receiving these results. Since I have had a few reactions from sometimes unknown ingredients I am afraid to try any foods that I am sensitive to because I don't like being dizzy.

You ask about my weight it has remained steady for years. I got pregnant when I was 73 lb. My top weight 9 months pregnant was 92 lb. (18 years ago now). I did see a nutritionist to find a healthy way to gain weight and now that I am gluten free I am up to about 77. It has taken me two years just to gain the four pounds. I cheer at any weight I gain. My clothes are finally getting a little snug. :D I eat about 1700 calories a day. I keep track of the foods and calories on mypyramidtracker.gov

Susan

Susan,

Guess I hadn't thought about being tested for other food allergies, being able to be done through blood test. That would sure be a lot better than finding out by eating the wrong things and ending up sick.

I weighed 115# when I checked into the hospital to have our daughter, left hospital weighing 98 and have never gained above since. (33 yrs ago)

I've been keeping track of my foods and weight on calorie-count.com. It looks like it does a lot of the same thing your website does, such as keeping track of activities etc..

Billie

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Hi! Not sure how or where to start. I am a 54 year old female that has just recently been diagnosed with Celiac Sprue, Diverticulitis, Gastritis, and Lactose Intolerant. I am currently 5

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Hi! Not sure how or where to start. I am a 54 year old female that has just recently been diagnosed with Celiac Sprue, Diverticulitis, Gastritis, and Lactose Intolerant. I am currently 5

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Hello,

I too am new here- just found out on 9-11, My story goes way back that it all starts to make some sort of understanding to it... meaning that I had so many things wrong with me that I simply didn't want to complain to anyone anymore and I really just thought I wanted to end it all. I can truly understand what you are dealing with and that if you ever need to just vent please do so - I hardly ever sleep and I am always (shall we say Upshucking) so I thank you for your story and I will share mine with you as well.

EMAIL ME AT MRSGRAZIANO@AOL.COM I would love to talk to someone that understands the emotions that go with this. I am here for you-24/7 I Understand You. much love and I hope you are feeling ok now that you know YOU ARE NOT GOING CRAZY!!

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