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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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
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I just has a general question, hope to get an answer to. Should someone on a gluten free diet focus on a certain vitamin supplement. I have started my daughter on gluten free and her sysmptoms have been much less, we do eat a wide range of fruits and vegetables, meats and eggs just was wondering if there was something she could be missing in that gluten crap.

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I will start off by saying that what I say is entirely my opinion. I was tested for deficiencies immediately at diagnosis. I think everyone should be. I wasn't deficient enough in anything to be alarming and went on my merry way. I was tested again at a year (which was very recently) and it seems that due to the additional restriction put on me later I became folate deficient. I am supplementing that and only that, as I see no point in taking some multivitamin for a bunch of things I don't need. Keep in mind that certain types of supplements or multivitamins can cause an upset stomach, which is the case for me, which has in part influenced my choices. I also don't see the point in spending money throwing crap at a wall to see how much sticks. I don't need the other vitamins so why should I pay for them?

On the other hand, if your insurance won't cover testing and they don't make her sick, it probably won't hurt to put her on a multivitamin. You just have to verify based on any other medications she is on that there won't be an interaction. The only reason I ended up with a problem is because I had to give up, on top of the enriched breads most people get folate from, my greens that I used to eat by the ton, and citrus. If not for that I doubt I would have any deficiencies at all at this point, and with the diet you describe as she begins absorbing nutrients normally again, there is no reason she would need to continue on a vitamin even if she starts on one.

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