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
Did you stop your supplements before they tested your levels? Your doctor should have told you to do so for a couple weeks so they could get an accurate level. You might want to get an appointment with a dermatologist to get things checked out. Do bring your own shampoo and styling products to the hairdresser with you to be on the safe side. I do it whenever I am getting cut. They have never objected. Most sylists will not object if you want to look at the ingredients in the products they are using if you don't want to bring your own. May not be the case with you but I lose hair if my products contain soy protein but I also have to avoid eating soy as well.
Have you ever seen a chiropracter? I have had issues like this a few times and it turned out to be a pinched nerve. I have a good chiro and he was able to help. I should also note that I do have some nerve damage from celiac that has lead to a loss of feeling and motor signals in my right leg. That was helped with seeing a physical therapist. The numbness remains but he was able to help me retrain muscles so I can walk normally now. That was a constant thing though not intermittent.
In addition to checking products for gluten-free issues, the particular vitamin that supports hair and nails is called biotin. It is included in most multivitamin s, multi b complex vitamins, but if some people do get enough from diet they may need to add a single biotin supplement.
B vitamins are water soluble so they are not stored by the body. When I get glutened and cc I lose hair, after my challenge my hair suffered for quite sometime vs my gluten-free years. It takes times the cells are competing for limited nutrients in the commonly malabsorped nutrient celiac body. Good luck
Hi Jenny. How long have you been gluten free? Have you potentially come across CC ate away from home, a processed food that is new to you?
I get neuropathy issues among many other issues. For me it is my left upper arm goes numb aka falls asleep like sensation and my big toes both feet. Typically this is when I am actively consuming gluten before went gluten-free and at/after my challenge. As gluten-free if I get cc by gluten I go numb , if get cc by corn another intolerance I get shooting nerve firing.
So yes celiac and food intolerance s can cause this in some people. It is best to stick to whole foods for now and keep a food diary to suss out any gluten cc or other intolerance.
Edit - also check vitamin b12, other b' s and magnesium also are important. Do you get enough? B vitamins are water soluble so if you have absorption issues and don't consume enough and they are depleted this also should be on your radar. Sublingual b12 maybe necessary so t enters the blood stream vs. Pill /gi route. Lastly some require b12 shots if the prior options do not work.
Hi guys. It's me Jenny 😊I feel like I post every other day with problems or questions. Well I'm here again. I have this problem with my left leg (in particular) at night going numb it wakes me up in the middle of me sleeping and is difficult to fall back to sleep. It's not my bed mattress, it's not the location on how I sleep. I don't know what it is. It only happens at night. The neurologist said I was sleeping on my spine wrong because I sometimes end up on my back wrong! Happens just as much on my side. Don't know if this is celiacs related damage or something else my quality of sleep sucks! Any one experience this? Also I have a mysterious pain that started in my neck atleast 2 years ago got use to it but over the summer I noticed there was pain (unbearable) on the shoulder generating down to the wrist on one side. Any one know what this could be. My doctor diagnosed arthrits but I'm only 30