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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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What does an endo test for specifically? I'm still having fatigue problems and was wondering. My mother suggested I find 1.

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Among other things, they specialize glandular function, such as thyroid activity. Endocrinologists also treat diabetes.

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Not a bad idea to have your thyroid antibodies and thyroid stimulating hormones and free T3 and T4 levels tested and mention your glucose issues to him/her. A good endo will know the relationship between celiac and thyroid disorders. They also treat adrenal disorders. When my thyroid was "misbehaving" pre-gluten-free, I was exhausted. It's stable now and I am not dragging myself around all day. Not running any road races yet, :) but not sleep-walking either :)

Best wishes!!

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thanks everyone,

I know I don't have diabetes because I keep check with a monitor. I have to because i'm hypoglycemic. I have a problem when I get below 55. Not good at all. I have had fatigue since I was child and going gluten free has helped some but not a lot. I have started taking some things for the adrenals, and perimenopausal symptoms and that has helped a little but no where near where I would like.

I have several family members who have thyroid problems, some with Lupus, some with cancer, and the list goes on.

I just wish I could figure this out. I can be tired and then there is this tiredness I get that is just downright debilitating. The only way I can describe it is like turning a water faucet on. I mean I can be ok then all of a sudden I can feel like the energy is draining out of me. I have to lay down when that happens.

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My new endocrinologist on my first visit tested my thyroid function ( I have hypothyroidism) but also tested for Lupus,rheumatoid arthritis, hashimoto thyoiditis,graves disease, diabetics,and renal function among others.

The kind of tiredness you are describing happens for me when my thyroid is off. I agree with your mom, a visit to an endocrinologist may be a good idea

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It's worth a shot, especially if you have insurance.

If the endo doesn't come up with anything, have you been to an allergist? That helped me, but not everyone belives in the science behind it.

Good luck, I wish you well. :)

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