vickiedotey replied to ljgs's topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research.Hello, I was diagnosed with Celiac disease when I was 59 yrs old. It was caused by a traumatic event. I had suffered over a period of time until my doctor didn't know what to do. She finally sent me to a gastroenterologist and it took a blood test to be diagnosed with Celiac disease. I was also given a scope and a colonoscopy. I went from 125 lbs. down to 94 lbs. I was also diagnosed with microscopic colonitis. Which means no seeds or nuts. I have 3 children and I'm not sure as of yet if they will get Celiac disease. I also can't have rye or barley . My mother died at a young age of 38 yrs old. I don't know who my father was. It has been really hard to adjust to being a Celiac, when the doctor tells you that you have to eat gluten-Free and you look at him with the deer in the headlights look !!! Reading every label very carefully and with lots of mistakes. Also not knowing about msg, maltodextrin. Plus several other ingredients. It was difficult finding gluten-Free food and having to give up lots of food that you're so use to eating on a daily basis.