Fiona's Mom replied to Fiona's Mom's topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsThanks so much for the feedback, guys! These are some very good points you've made, especially concerning children and family genetics. Fortunately everyone in my family sees the same family practicioner and I do have lots of confidence in her... I can also contact her via email to ask her about the tests. Wondering how much of my hesitation comes from being afraid of the results! Ahhh!! But even if they are "normal" I'm still going to try gluten-free for a while. Partly its because our family has a huge addiction to everything made with wheat and it would force us to become mindful of what we eat. Thanks for listening and for your advice
Fiona's Mom posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsHello! I'm just wondering what the benefit of being tested for celiac is. My hubs and I were going to try going gluten-free for a month to see if we feel any better but I've never talked to my doc about my idea. Its mostly for my husband who has IBS but we both also have seasonal allergies (plus asthma for me), anxiety, occasional fatigue (but hey, we've got a toddler to chase around) and I also get vertigo/dizzy spells a couple times a year. I don't think we have celiac because our symptoms are usually very manageable, but thought we may have gluten sensitivity. I've also heard that some people handle gluten much better after taking a break from it... has that happened to anyone on here? I just wonder why its not enough to go gluten-free, see how we feel, and let that be the test.