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.
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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
Depression and anxiety are common with celiac disease. If I am glutened, I become anxious. It is one of the many symptoms that develop when I am experiencing a gluten flare-up. This can resolve on a gluten diet. And who would not be anxious? Dealing with vomiting, abdominal pain, etc? Can stress cause flare-ups? Who knows? It certainly can make things worse. Researchers think that stress contributes to autoimmune disorders and other illnesses. For celiac disease we know gluten triggers a flare-up, but not sure how stress plays into the trigger.
Celiac disease is like a chameleon. Symptoms ebb and flow over days, months or years. One flare-up you might deal with reflux and nausea. The next time joint issues and constipation. It is a strange disease. For some it is consistent and others not. This is why it is hard to diagnose based on symptoms alone!
My recent exposure left my joints swollen and stiff, the hot and cold is helping...did not think alternating like would work but it did. >.< I will admit what happened once I confirm the culprit. >.> my paranoid self is a bit ashamed about it but a bit of a learning experience I guess.
Expensive but yeah should work, I use Hugo Naturals hand soap myself as it does not dry out my hand like other soaps, I also keep a bar of Grandpas Soap Pine Tar soap in my travel bag. I use EO Shampoo and conditioner myself. Body wash I fell in love with this one from the seaweed company that has a lovely orange scent. I also use Acure Facial Scrubs and wipes for cleaning my face. Shop around between Thrive Market, LuckyVitamin, and Amazon for best pricing and watch for sales.
There are a couple things that I find helpful for hand pain and stiffness. One is doing hot and cold hand soaks. 2 bowls one with water as warm as you can stand and the other with cold water with an ice cube or two. Dunk hands in each going from hot to cold every two minutes or so for a bit and finish with the hot. I also use a parrafin bath. With both I do gentle stretching afterwards. I found this helpful when I was having issues with hands so stiff I couldn't close them and fingers that were triggering. maybe check with your doctor to see if he/she thinks it might help.