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 am sorry that your son is ill. It is time to have his antibodies checked to see if they are coming down as recommended by celiac experts as part of follow-up care. You might think he is gluten free, but maybe he is getting hidden sources of gluten.
If his result are fine and celiac disease is not the cause, your GI can look into other issues (e.g. IBD: Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis). Consider a food and symptom diary. Is he off dairy? Lactose Intolerance is common in celiacs. It can be temporary. Of course he can react to any food. I hope you and your doctor can figure it out.
Consider Graves Disease. My mother struggled with it. She did not have all the classic symptoms of Graves, but she did end up with permanent eye damage (she sees double). My cousin had it even more severe. Besides eye muscle pain, she had the classic eye budge (Grave’s affects the muscles in the eye and/or other muscles in the body producing weakness).
I have have Rosacea, but it presented as Ocular Rosacea and not on my face. My Hashi’s first presented with thyroid enlargement. I was never cold, lost hair or gained a pound. My celiac disease presented as anemia with none of the classic GI issues. What I am saying is that Autoimmune Issues can have various symptoms and are often systemic.
There was a point where I was having thyroid swings. When hyper my eye muscles hurt. Scared me because my mom was pretty much forced to give up working. So......
Do not mess with your eyes. Get checked by an ophthalmologist.
My son was diagnosed celiac in May 2017 and been gluten free since April. He still has mucus in his bowel movements even though he eats gluten free only. Has anyone else got these symptoms.
Going to the Dr tomorrow as getting no answers off his paediatrician. I am wondering if he got intolerance to something else as well.
Hi there. I've had ongoing issues with my eyes for a few months now, including pain in my eye orbit, swelling over and under my eyes, dry, wrinkled and flaking under eye skin that comes and goes. I thought that I was allergic to mascara that I had just purchased; that seemed to be when my symptoms began.
I'm presently I'm thinking that I have blepharitis. I'm also wondering about Sjorgens syndrome. I have an appointment with my ophthalmologist in a few weeks (my GP told me to put vaseline around my eyes-thanks for nothing!).
I'm practicing good eyelid hygiene and have noticed an improvement in just a day! Maybe you can check into those?
Good luck to you!