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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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How do you stop yourself from freaking out, thinking it's more serious than Celiac Disease?

I know that my weight loss between last Friday (4/20) and this past Wednesday (4/25) was 172 to 164. I wasn't eating much because I was afraid everything I ate was going to make me sick and taking laxatives because the ER doctor told me I was constipated. I am just so scared. I want to know what's going on with my body. I hate that I had the blood test done on a Friday afternoon which means that I probably won't get my results until like Tuesday. I want to go back to work and get back to doing things.

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Just remember that celiac disease can have very severe symptoms and that it affects everyone differently. It is very possible it is just celiac. But you'll know soon enough, so make yourself a nice cup of gluten free tea, and watch a movie or do something else that is distracting. Also, at least you have doctor's involvement, so you will get help and they can help you through it. Other bowel disorders are quite manageable once you get the right diagnosis. My husband has crohns, and he's doing much better than me if I've come in contact with any gluten or intolerances in the last couple weeks!

I tried taking a laxative once, and boy the effects of that sure had me thinking it was more than just gluten!!! Needless to say, I will NEVER do that again. Listen to the doctors of course, but be nice to your body!

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