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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?  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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I have just discovered this cool message board thing and I was wondering if there were any Celiacs out there with similar medical problems as me.

I have:

a VSD (ventricular septal defect) and had open heart surgery at age 11

right elbow congenitally dislocated (5 operations to fix)

a benign tumor in my right tibia

hypothyroidism... or so we think. my thyroid blood levels are always okay, but I develop a goiter

continual sinusitis

Just checking to see if there are any others! :rolleyes:

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I have Graves Disease(hyperthyroid) in addition to celiac.

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I too have thyroid problems. It started with a goiter which grew a lot, caused me to have tachycardia (very scary) and mucho anxiety. I had some nuclear tests which revealed a fast growing nodule. They decided to take the left thyroid out because the tissue was destroying itself( autoimmune). Thank God the nodule was benign!

That seemed to trigger the Celiac symptoms, although some I've had all my life. You name it, I've had it! It took many years and many doctors to find out the problem, but the Dr who first diagnosed Celiac Sprue has completely changed his mind because the gene test for Celiac was neg. He now insists that I am getting a "placebo effect" from staying gluten-free/DF diet. Go figure?? Tomorrow will be my last contact with him, I don't need him anymore!

I also have had years of sinus and allergy problems that seem to clear up after going D/F.

Hope some of this helps!

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