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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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raea2002    1

I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance earlier this year and had been doing really well. Until the past month. I fell off the wagon. I've been eatting gluten and feeling miserable. I hate feeling this way and I hate what it does to my children and friends. Today is my first day back on and it's a struggle. I need to get my life back and relationships. Sorry having a HUGE pity party today. I hate withdrawal. The hard part with the gluten free diet for me is I LOVE gluten, and am a vegitarian who is a picky eatter. Sigh.......

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bartfull    565

Sometimes I wish we could all be put into an induced coma until the withdrawal passes. (It would work for smoking too.)

Hang in there and when you need to vent, this is the place. :)

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IrishHeart    1,634

The good news is, it will pass and soon, you will feel great again!

Hang in there and if you have a craving, make yourself some gluten-free muffins or something to take the edge off.

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raea2002    1

Thanks everyone! Its been about 4 days now, I'm feeling LOTS better. My attitude has improved, and my head is much better. Along with a ton of other things. I'm also down 2.2 pounds! Whahoo! Stupid GLUTEN. I hate how it draws me in. I need to not cave anymore!

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IrishHeart    1,634

Think of it the same way I do: RAT POISON. ANTHRAX. CYANIDE. MAGGOTS. :lol:

Should I continue??

Welcome back to "clear head central"!!

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RonSchon    8

The brain fog is so powerful a motivator for me, I know I'll never knowingly ingest gluten again.

I think of it like Irish as well, poison.

I've heard drug addicts tell me how glorious a cocaine binge can be, and I've never been tempted because I know where that goes for so many people. Gluten is just as dangerous for me.

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Think of it the same way I do: RAT POISON. ANTHRAX. CYANIDE. MAGGOTS. :lol:

Should I continue??

Welcome back to "clear head central"!!

I couldn't agree more, that's exactly how you have to think about it! Good luck!!😃

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justlisa    29

Personally, I think the people who don't think of gluten as POISON are the ones who struggle the most....are the most tempted...have the most doubt. Even when they've proven what gluten was doing to them...

Somebody should make a Gluten Scared Straight video...with the sickest among us being interviewed... It should be required viewing in medical school, too. IMO

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