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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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Did anyone ever experience red burning blood shot eyes? I wake up in the morning and my eyes hurt to open and are red and bloodshot. Went to the eye doctor and he did a complete exam and found nothing. Gave me some eye drops for allergies which did not do a thing. I am hoping that being off gluten will help my eyes. As a newbie here, thanks for all the great info.

Tanya

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I knew my stomach was killing me all the time, but until I went gluten free/casein free I did not realize that it affected my fertility, arthritis, chronic fatigue, cavities, nerve pain, dry skin, moods (rage right before my period), general confusion, lack of motivation, anxiety...I know I'm forgetting some things. This diet has over the past two years become very easy to maintain and thrive on (took several months) and I find it's so much easier to forage for organic whole foods and prepare every meal than try and muddle through life at 60%. That's no way to live.

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Did anyone ever experience red burning blood shot eyes? I wake up in the morning and my eyes hurt to open and are red and bloodshot. Went to the eye doctor and he did a complete exam and found nothing. Gave me some eye drops for allergies which did not do a thing. I am hoping that being off gluten will help my eyes. As a newbie here, thanks for all the great info.

Tanya

YES!! My dry eyes were terrible before going gluten-free! I would also get random attacks of episcleritis (red, burning eye that looks like pink eye without the goop). I had to use steriod drops in my eye. Since going gluten-free, I haven't had one attack, and my eyes are not dry and gritty. It's high allergy season here, too, and my eyes feel great!

I wouldn't be suprised if you have the same positive results! :D

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Besides the digestive stuff, and neuro stuff (brain fog, balance problems) that you commonly see listed, I finally stopped being thirsty all the time (I wanted to drink water non-stop, it was an effort to keep myself below 4 litres a day and if the doctor hadn't read me the riot act, I'd have continued to drink 5-6 litres); my ears stopped feeling so blocked and gunky) and my ankles stopped hurting when I got out of bed in the morning. Oh and I lost the puffy bags under my eyes.

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