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Philly Girl

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  1. Thank you all so much for your responses! I appreciate all of your feedback! I did replace my pots, pans, utensils, toaster and condiments. I also checked all of my toiletries and medications. I am worried about possibly being intolerant to other things though! Do you know if there is testing for casein or soy intolerances? Or is it best to just try eliminating them?
  2. Hello Everyone, This is my first post on the Gluten Free Forum but I have been reading it for a couple of months. I think this forum is wonderful and it has been incredibly helpful! Thank you to all that participate! I have been sick with GI symptoms for over 8 years and it has been a huge inconvenience with work, school, and life in general. I have seen numerous doctors (GI, primary care, alternative medicine, nutritionist, etc.) and no one can ever seem to figure out what is wrong with me. I am noticing that this is a trend with Celiac Disease. The GI docs were always quick to diagnosis IBS and I was always told to stick to a bland diet consisting of mostly bread, crackers and pretzels (all gluten filled). Every couple years I will have the GI tests done. This past fall my blood work came back with signs of Celiac. My doc went ahead and did the endoscopy but that came back negative. My doc said that b/c of the blood work, there may be a chance that it is Celiac and there just isn't significant damage in the intestine yet. Has anyone heard anything like this before? I thought that since I have been sick for so many years, there would be signs of damage if it is Celiac? I started the gluten free diet at the beginning of January and my symptoms have not improved at all yet. I understand that it can take time but I am curious as to how long since my doc said that there was no intestine damage? I should also mention that I tested negative for lactose intolerence but I still avoid most dairy products because they seem to bother me. I know that giving the Gluten Free diet is worth the chance - I am just wondering if anyone had test results like this before? I apologize if this was already discussed! Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!