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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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I've just had blood results that show anemia, but went gluten free for 1week now. Have had horrible few months. Exhausted, hardly just getting up/dressed/washed. Months of serious flatuence, headaches and nausea. Finally, symptoms got so bad, starting vomiting, as if my food/body refused to accept food at all. About six months ago started with asthma age 54, everything gone downhill since. Every couple months they double my meds, had 1 asthma attack, vomiting. Also have ongoing migraine,plus compressed disc in kneck affecting nerve endings.

Eggs and cheese can be migraine triggers, but cheese is not so bad now. Doc wants to send me for tests. He put me on iron tablets and said it may take 3-4months to feel better. They want to find out what is making me anemic by putting a camera down my throat and taking a biopsy for celiac - which would mean taking bread beforehand for a while to show up in tests.

within 2-3days of going gluten free, my GI/flatulence gone, nausea gone, headaches radically reduced. So am happy to stay on this although it's going to cost a fortune.

Sourdough bread seems to keep coming up as a good idea. I love bread, cakes and biscuits, but since going gluten free, the substitute bread seems a lot more filling so you eat less of it. I put on over 2stone this last six months to. is sudden weight gain normal?

Am thinking of doing a hair test for intolerances, to idenitfy things properly, any thoughts on this?

My doc gave my some peppermint oil tablets to try 1/2hour before food, which seem to help. also I'm taking the Acidophilus

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Just remember you have to be eating gluten for at least 2 months prior to testing for celiac. Tests are not real reliable so if they come back negative don't worry. You can go on a gluten-free diet yourself to see if your condition improves. I have a feeling buyt your symptoms that gluten is the problem and I think you will be surprised what happens when you get off and stay off.

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Just remember you have to be eating gluten for at least 2 months prior to testing for celiac. Tests are not real reliable so if they come back negative don't worry. You can go on a gluten-free diet yourself to see if your condition improves. I have a feeling buyt your symptoms that gluten is the problem and I think you will be surprised what happens when you get off and stay off.

I don't think I can put my body through that again, I was soooo ill to the point of vomiting..I thought just a week or two would be enough to show up. I feel 100% better just after a week on gluten free. It does seem very common to have anemia pre diagnosis from what I've read on here and internet.

What do most people do about bread? do you bake your own? what do you think about gluten free sourdough bread?

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