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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/07/2018

      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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  1. Hi Jmg! Thank you for your response! After being gluten-free for a couple of months now, I find that I am experiencing similar plateaus. Although in my case, I'm not sure how much of that has to do with mistakes on my part (better about sneaky gluten, not super great yet with CC and my sensitivity to it). I wish you the best in your recovery, and I hope that everything clears up and resolves itself soon!
  2. Hi Fredo! Wow, what a journey!! I am so glad to hear that you've made such a substantial recovery! My symptoms and issues have been nowhere near as debilitating as your experience, but I can understand the frustration of watching yourself fall apart, knowing that you aren't performing at your best, but not knowing where or why or how any of this could be coming from. Thank goodness for the competent physicians/people in your life who were able to find the source of your illness before it was too late!!! I wish you the best in your recovery!!!
  3. Hi TexasJen! Thank you for sharing your experience! I've been having a similar experience, actually, in noticing problems that I didn't even realize I had (that is until I cut out gluten). The migraines are terrible, and I never noticed that I scratch like all the time! No rash, but constant itching, all day every day, especially on my face and arms. I hope you can find the source of your arthritis!! Best of luck!!
  4. Hi FSW! Thank you so much for your response! Funnily, I also find that I have a very difficult time with quinoa, despite the fact that it's gluten-free. Primarily, it makes my stomach hurt, and (not to be gross) it seems that my body basically doesn't digest any of it at all. I wonder why that is!! I wish you the best in your recovery!!
  5. Hello all! I'm fairly new to this community. Although I've been reading many posts on here for a while, this is only my second posting! I am pre-diagnosis, although I am almost 100% certain that I am at least gluten sensitive. Due to time, I'll make another post later on detailing more of my symptoms and my experiences on this crazy journey. Currently on a gluten-free diet because it is not worth the suffering (cheated enough times that now just looking at a cookie makes my everything hurt). This question is more towards anybody who has a good understanding of genes, alleles, etc. I have finally coughed up the dough to get genetic testing done, and my alleles are HLA-DQ 8 and HLA-DQ 3. To my very elementary understanding, HLA-DQ 8 is one of the two HLA genes associated with the development of celiac disease. There is also some controversial and currently unreplicated data suggesting that HLA-DQ 3 is associated with gluten sensitivity. Regardless of that controversial piece, it is also my understanding that HLA-DQ 8 is a "form" of the HLA-3 allele. If HLA-DQ 8 is a form of HLA-DQ 3, what is the difference between HLA-DQ 3 and HLA-DQ 8, that I have both of them? In other words, what makes it HLA-DQ 3, instead of one of its sub-categories or forms? Not sure if the question makes sense, or if anybody knows! Thanks for any info!!
  6. Hi all! I'm new to the community, and would love to hear about what I can expect as I enter a new gluten-free life and begin recovery. I understand that everybody's experiences are very different, but I'm interested in hearing a range of experiences. For those of you that had lived a gluten-filled life until diagnosis, what was your experience when you started a true gluten-free diet for the first time in your life? The bads and the goods? Thanks for sharing your stories with me! I'm excited to (hopefully) start recovering and enjoy a life of energy and happiness and less pain!