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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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roxieb73    3

So I haven't been on here in a while. I just wanted to check in and let everyone know how I was doing since going Gluten Free. Let me see diagnoised offically by GI doc last aug! I have Celiac but have been Gluten free for About 3 months......

I have lost 50lbs!!!!!

My blood pressure is NORMAL without meds!!!!

My Cholesterol is back in the NORMAL range without meds!!!!

My vitamin D level is NORMAL!!!

My liver labs are almost back in the normal range...... They have come way down from hundreds to 31 and 44!!!!

All lab work looks GREAT!!

My back no longer hurts

I have my strength back and have been released from PT

I HAVE BEEN GIVEN MY LIFE BACK!!!!!!!!!!

It is so amazing.... I am so greatful I can live again.

Roxie

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ravenwoodglass    1,219

That's really great news! Thanks for the update and I hope you continue to improve. It is wonderful to get your life back.

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squirmingitch    494

Wow! What wonderful news. Congratulations roxieb! You have had remarkable results in a very short time being gluten free. You GO girl! Just imagine how great you're going to be when you have been gluten-free for an entire year?!!!!

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SMDBill    11

What a remarkable recovery and congratulations are in order!!! It's awesome to hear about others who face it and overcome the challenges, then get to enjoy a normal life again. I hope so many others here also get the same results from their life adjustments to celiac.

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