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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Yea. I hope she isn't like one of my blood and biopsy diagnosed relatives who then had a gene test that showed she didn't have one of those 2 most common genes. She was then told it was a misdiagnosis and went back to eating gluten.
She is young so she could also be in what they call the 'Honeymoon' period that used to cause doctors to think celiac could be outgrown. In young adults it can seem celiac has resolved because the person can consume gluten for a time before the antibodies start causing symptoms again.
Pure conjecture on my part.
I take Aleve or the generic that I get at Wegmans. I haven't had any issues with it and only need to take one for relief. I should note that it is not something I take on a daily basis. I usually only need it a couple times a month.
Welcome. I remember that pain all too well. It is excrutiating. I haven't had it since I was diagnosed, thank goodness. Being woken in the night by abdominal pain can be a sign of glutening. My GI said that if he know that was happening I could have been diagnosed much sooner. I did tell him but he didn't listen. You say you had little symptoms prediagnosis but it isn't uncommon for symptoms to escalate with a glutening after we have been gluten free. The only suggestion I can give is to reaccess what you are eating and where. You mention being a med student. That can lead to very busy schedules and make it hard to eat as safely as we need to eat. What is your diet like? Do you eat at a school or hospital cafe frequently? Can you start to keep a food and symptom log? Since gluten reactions can be delayed it can be hard to pinpoint what has gotten us when we have been CC'd. This may not be celiac related but a diary and symptom log may help if it is gluten sneaking in.
I found this article. I don't know if it's the source of the Patient Celiac's information, but it may have the information you're looking for.
There's some evidence that vitamin D deficiency contributes to high blood pressure.
Vitamin D does so many things! Getting my vitamin D up made me feel so much better! I supplement every day to ensure I keep my level up about 80. I don't do dairy and I don't get enough sun, so supplementing is the way to go for me. And I have been able to get off my high blood pressure medications, but correcting a lot of different things (vitamin and mineral deficiencies) made that possible. Make sure you check with your doctor before stopping any medications like high blood pressure medications.
Hope this helps!
Did your folate (B9) levels get tested? Folate deficiency can cause low white blood cells and anemia. Folate is needed to work with B 12 to make both red and white blood cells.
Here's a couple of articles.
Hope this helps.