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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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Carla44    0

My 6 year old son just started a gluten free diet 3 weeks ago after he and I were both diagnosed with Celiacs. Since starting him on the diet he has had terrible nightmares / night terrors multiple times each night. He cries out like he is in pain and is in a cold sweat. Additionally, he has developed a rash across his bottom (but it looks similar to the existing rash he has always had on his knees and elbows that seems to be a symptom of Celiacs. He has also had a few tantrums that have been completely out of character for him.

Just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced similar symptoms when putting their child on a gluten- free diet? I'm very new to this.... Are these with-drawl symptoms from gluten coming out of the body?

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seezee    6

My daughter was a beast when we first went gluten free. Very nice girl normally. I don't know if it was biological or emotional or both, but it got better.

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redjasper    0

my four year old came off with no problem but i was sick for about two weeks. I had very bad anxiety and depression. My left knee swelled so badly that I couldn't bend it. I just stayed in bed and growled at anyone who came near. luckily I started to feel better. I am only about one month in but I've noticed that the social anxiety that I've had for years has started to lessen. I would imagine that a small child could suffer from the same neurological side effects that I did. No nightmares here though. I came off first and expected my son to react like I did. He didn't. He doesn't have painful stomach when he gets gluten, but the following day he becomes very difficult and emotional.

Good luck and hope he feels better soon :)

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nvsmom    332

i was a beast when I went gluten-free. Very cranky, tired and sore. I think it was on it's way out after 2-3 weeks though. Hopefully he'll feel better soon.

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Mom2_2girls    0

My daughter was a beast when we first went gluten free. Very nice girl normally. I don't know if it was biological or emotional or both, but it got better.

My daughter was also a beast. Constant meltdowns... waking up kicking and crying at night... so grouchy and kept saying awful things about herself (out of character)... also had constant tummy aches. This lasted an entire month and finally started improving.

Hang in there!

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