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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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This topic terrifies me. My mother spent her last years suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and peripheral neuropathy (and bowel problems and dementia) and I strongly suspect she was an undiagnosed celiac. She was unable to walk the last five or so years of her life.

In the last few years as my fatigue has gotten worse and worse, I've developed painful feet that I'm afraid may be the beginnings of neuropathy.

An internet search uncovered many links that suggest an association between a certain type of neuropathy (a type that is hard to diagnosis by conventional means, reminiscent of my mother's situation) and celiac disease.

Is anyone here being treated for neuropathy? Has a gluten-free diet helped you with symptoms of the type I've described?

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HI Yankee,

I've had problems with my feet and hands (and now my shoulders) for about 15 years. Since being completely gluten free I am feeling much better.

Good luck,

Lily

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Hi Yankee,

I also have had burning, tingling, and some numbness on the bottom

of my feet which is slowly going away after going gluten-free.

Every time I come to this board I find some one who has the

same prolems that I have, never thought these can all come from gluten...

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Hi I was diagnosed with perepheral neuropathy in 1998 and was diagnosed with celiac's just one year ago. I have burning tingling and numbness from my toes to my knees on both legs-----my fingers have been ok so far. Since I have been on the gluten-free diet I have not had any relief from the neuropathy. I am hoping that with time I will. Everyone is different---good luck to you. Judy Naradowski

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I know a 13 year old undiagnosed celiac disease that had neuropathy so bad they had to pull her out of school. It was so painful she couldn't even lay a sheet on her legs. The dr. kept say it was stress/in her head. They tested her a second time for celiac disease, came back positive and she went gluten-free. Her neuropathy improved within weeks of going on a gluten-free diet.

Hope the diet will soon help you too.

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