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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   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

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Hi everyone! I was diagnosed as Coeliac in November last year by having biopsies at hospital after a L--O--N--G drawn out and exasperating time. I also have Diabetes, and an under-active thyroid, nerve pain due to spine degeneration, IBS and dairy intolerant. I have managed quite well since going gluten free, but recently my internal 'shakiness' and muscle weakness have returned. (last time the doctor I saw said it was due to very low ferritin levels and given iron to take). I went to see a different doctor this morning who said that low ferritin levels should not have caused this shakiness and asked if I suffered from anxiety :angry: I felt patronised as I know this isn't what caused the problem. She has arranged for me to have blood tests on Wednesday to re-check thyroid, ferritin and vitamin D levels etc.

What I would like to know ... is it normal to have these 'blips' in the first year of being diagnosed? Also have others had problem with muscle weakness? I am very careful what I eat (in UK they do not think inhaling wheat dust or using lipstick products containing wheat should cause a problem, and finding alternatives is very difficult). I feel medicine is more advanced in this field in USA and wondered what others' on the forum's views are?

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