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? - 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
I just wanted to check back in, in case anyone happens upon this with similar symptoms.
I didn't mention this in the original post, but I've been taking 5000 mcg of Methyl B12 sublingually daily for at least a year. I had my doctor test my HoloTC and it turns out that even though I was taking quite a bit of B12 and my serum levels were, my body wasn't using it. Back to B12 shots!
I have what I believe is or are hemorrhoids and my chronic joint pain seemed to come about at around the same time. These symptoms all came about immediately after the birth of my daughter. Because my son started experiencing major health concerns our family made a decision to trial a 100% gluten free diet. I'll be damned, my joint pain entirely disappeared. Then I noticed that this chronic that I had for 11 years went away. I no longer felt tired all the time. I no longer experienced boughts of dizziness.
Here's what I recommend. Do an elimination diet and start with Paleo. If you're anything like me you may benefit from adding a non dairy kefir to your daily diet. I feel more like a normal person if I avoid gluten, but I feel like a million bucks when I drink my daily kefir. Look for a brand called Forager Project. It contains ten live active probiotic cultures. I stick to a simple whole food diet. I've eliminated all grains, soy, dairy, nightshades and drastically reduced iodine intake. Best of luck on your journey towards healing!