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Hi smpalesh, I'm wondering which types of Amy's you're eating.
I suppose it's been awhile since I've seen posts about Amy's frozen foods being problematic for the posters but I also haven't been reading as much here lately. For years it just kept coming up. Never saw much about their other lines.
Does anyone know if they changed? Any long-timer REtry an Amy's frozen years after thinking they were a potential cc source? I've been tempted, but I don't think I even got as far as checking the ingred list for everything else I don't eat.
Haven't seen anyone mention that it can be good, just in general, to let a specialist take a look under the hood, so to speak, since we already know things haven't been well.
I feel better knowing I've got a baseline eval available for future comparison.
You're right about the part that it's significant that your immune system has never had a break from gluten. There's no need to increase your gluten intake beyond the 'some every day' you're already getting.
I'm wondering which type of Amy's because I think I used to see posts questioning cc in Amy's frozen foods but almost never the canned ones. There's a canned Amy's gluten-free organic southwest chili I've had plenty of times w/out a problem.
If it didn't cause an intolerable or even highly significant rise in symptoms, I suppose that's what I'd do, but I usually shy away from giving specific recommendations. I've seen occasional but rare posts of ppl affected longer term, after the challenge, who might regret doing it, but don't recall specifics of their early challenge symptoms.
Celiac testing is unfortunately still a bit of a crapshoot, but hopefully the forum has enough info for ppl in your position to make an informed decision & not only working off a Dr's (I don't mean yours specifically) outdated or misinformed info.
I think it's safe to say it'd be more unpleasant if you were re-introducing gluten after feeling increasingly healthier during weeks or months 100% gluten-free. (Slight assumption in there on it being celiac)
You did say you never really went gluten-free, right? That'd be why it's not particularly unpleasant.
Well that's a bit off-topic & curiously defensive.
Someone posted that "often ppl say 2 slices/day" & I add the single cracker quote from your fav site & that's a bad thing?
(Sarah had asked whether we'd "recommend amping up the ingestion of gluten before the test" after having explained that she's never been gluten-free - it's not a "re-introducing gluten" situation - it's a "don't stop eating gluten yet" situation.)
Looks pretty good so far. (Some parts under progress)
From what I've seen it's all post-Dx info.
The Level 1, 2, 3 architecture could work pretty well, letting ppl easily choose how detailed the info is for each topic.