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Catherine11

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  1. Hi - I have undergone the most disturbing last 7 months of my life and as a result have been to several doctors in an effort to diagnose the issue. Having ruled out many things, MS, brain tumors, spinal cord damage, Lupus, and the list goes on, I am left with a self diagnoses of Celiac. My next stop is a Gastro Doc but my concern is this...as I read and read and read, I decided that the elimination diet was a starting place. I have been on the diet for 2 months and have seen a reduction in many symptoms. Is there any way to properly diagnose Celiac without my having to eat gluten/wheat? I'm terrified to eat it again as the thought of the symptoms coming back to that degree is overwhelming. I've been told by my rhumatologist that the only way to see the antibodies is to consume the allergen for 2 weeks prior to testing. Does anybody have thoughts on this? What tests are best for diagnosis? Are there any special tests I should ask for regarding my neuropothy? A neurogologist did and MRI on my brain and spinal cord and then wiped her hands of the case but the tingling and numbness in my limbs is the most disturbing symptom. Thank you, Catherine
  2. Thank you for the responses. I've found one at Whole Foods called "Phood" and will give it a try as well as look for Sunwarrier. The list of no's for me right now are long - no wheat, rye, barley, etc, no dairy, no corn, and on and on. It making this process a bit difficult but worth it if I can settle my symptoms down. Thank you again and keep the ideas coming. :-) ~Catherine
  3. I am looking for a nutritional shake or meal replacement product that can be added to kale and fruit shakes. Most that I have found have wheat grass or other products that cause reactions. I am currently on the elimination diet and don't seem to be getting enough nutrients so rather than a vitamin form I was hoping to find a real food supplement. Any ideas? Thank you - Catherine