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.
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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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If I get cc -insomnia will manifest as one of the symptoms and knock me off sleep schedule. I also get fatigue. I have multiple symptoms.
If diet and personal care under control , environmental or new exposure event?
Are solely In school/classes or are you on rotation or observation in field? Are you handling or dispensing any meds for patients that have gluten in it?. Even if gloved are you sensitive to airborne "dust " pharmaceutical med or Otc meds with gluten filler even when pouring can possibly effect you in my opinion. Maybe gloves/mask would help.
Just a thought.
How tightly are doctors following current guidelines for diagnosing celiac disease?
Current guidelines by the British Society of Gastroenterology recommend that doctors take at least four duodenal biopsy specimens at the time of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy when looking for celiac disease. The practice has been shown to increase celiac diagnoses, and to reduced missed diagnoses.
The Society recently sought to assess compliance with their own guidelines within their institution. Here's what they found.
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Misdiagnosed my sophomore/ junior year of High School, 3 years ago, with celiac disease, I became obsessed with the science of this ailment and how it was supposedly affecting me. I was shocked by how little is known about this autoimmune disease and the many gaps in research done on it. One such gap is that of cross-contamination in the household, where it is likely to have a daily impact on those following gluten-free diets. Because of this, I decided to help fill this gap in scientific knowledge with a manageable project based on cross-contamination in the home, asking whether one can share common kitchen cookware that is used with gluten containing foods, or if people, to help maintain a gluten-free diet, need designated ones for their food preparation.
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All good advice. When was the last time you had your antibodies checked (Raven's sensible advice). Maybe gluten is not really the culprit (but I suspect that it is).
Ennis has great advice about keeping a journal.
Texas Jen is right about the number of hours you are sleeping. You probably need seven or eight hours. As a nursing student, you probably already know this (studies support this). You might think you are functioning well, but maybe you are not. We have had a few late nights with my 4-AP--classes-this-year high school student. A lack of sleep causes a lot of errors. A lesson my kid is learning first hand (as her Dad and I bite our tongues).
I get the need to exercise, but if push comes to shove, sleep trumps exercise. A lack of sleep can contribute to your anxiety and the gluten-monster behavior. Besides, you need time to rebuild damage you can cause from a strenuous workout. Don't stop, but I have learned to back off on "off" days. Listen to your body. You need sleep time as well to absorb/process all that you have learned that day too.
Take care! We need good nurses.
Yes I can relate. I describe the feeling as having run a marathon and being hit by a Mac truck just after crossing the finish line. A fatigue, exhaustation, annihilation type experience. Lol
welcome and the veterans above gave excellent advice. Best Wishes on the journey of testing and healing.