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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Anyone Have Costochondritis?
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I was diagnosed with this after having sharp pain under my left breast. Sometimes it would radiate up my shoulder. I was told to look into going gluten free. What do y'all think? Thanks in advance!!

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I had chostochondritis (as one of many symptoms) before I was DXed.

Have you been tested for celiac yet?

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No I haven't. I no longer have insurance because my husband lost his job :(

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Sorry to hear this, hon.

Who suggested going gluten-free to you?

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This was one of my major symptoms....and I still get pain under my left ribcage whenever I'm accidentally glutened.

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Well when I had insurance I went to an urgent care doctor and he said it could be related to celiac. At least I don't feel crazy now.. knowing that others have gone through it

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