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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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Hi everyone! Well, it's been one month since I've been to my doctor and went on hormones. I CAN eat gluten, I've been a little apprehensive to post this.....

It turns out my hormones were so screwy that it was giving me panic - not attacks, but panic syndrome.

I've lost 23 pounds. It was ME who searched the net and found that my symptoms equaled gluten intolerance.

Well, the hormones have helped except I'm still goofy.... well, my glasses broke so I was trying to super glue the frame back together but it was hard because I had to put my left hand on the frame and the right side on my knee to put the super glue in there .... so the glasses got stuck to my knee and you know how when you can't use your hands it makes your nose itch? So my nose started itching so I scratched my nose, but there was super glue on my finger, now there's my finger stuck on my nose and the glasses got stuck to my knee and Lord or Lord, I was a big ol' mess with all that but it all worked out.

I know you all said my doctor doesn't know what he's talking about, but I am better, only I can't take caffeine or sugar anymore.

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Well at least we got you off the sugar and the caffeine Connie. Now if we can just get you off the cheap booze, the roughnecks, the cream puffs, the chawin' terbacky and the glue sniffin' we will have something to celebrate! Lol, just kidding. Congrats on your perseverance with the health search paying off. :D

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If you've found the reason for your symptoms, that is all that matters in the end. :)

I think so many of us here have been through so much where we had to hunt and fight to figure out what's wrong, most of us are just happy to hear that someone else has found the answer for their own health, no matter what that answer is. COngrats - I hope your doc had some good hormone therapy that works really well for you.

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Connie, that's wonderful news. The only sad thing about it is that we'll miss your hillbilly humor around here.

Glad you're feeling better and rid of those awful symptoms, and kudos to your doc who figured it out.

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She doesn't really HAVE to leave... does she?

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She doesn't really HAVE to leave... does she?

She does not, and is most welcome to stay. :)

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Eat a big soft pretzel for all of us.

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Glad you figured out what was wrong and happy to hear you are feeling better.

Hopefully you were smarter than I was when I superglued my glasses to my nose after I ran into a cupboard door. When the end of the day came I just ripped them off my face. Yowch!!!

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