The problem with assuming that a patient isn't at risk for celiac because "there is no family history of celiac" lies in the fact that
someone has to be first for it to BECOME part of the family history!
I was the first one in my family, and I was 53 years old, having exhibited symptoms all of my life.
It does not mean I am the only celiac. It just means I was the first one to be DIAGNOSED.
My father surely died from this thing, but it's too late for him, I'm afraid.
This kind of archaic thinking keeps people sick and undiagnosed.
I do not have any knowledge about the "celiacsure test", but you need to be consuming gluten for it to be accurate (like all celiac testing) and I did see this on the website:
"If you do test negative according to the Celiacsure™ Celiac Test kit, you may not have celiac disease but this is not a guarantee.
If you have been on a gluten free or gluten-reduced diet, you may not have been eaten enough wheat for a long enough time to get a positive test. You may also be a person who does not produce the IgA antibodies required for this test."
So, the results may leave you guessing.
Your doctor says "go gluten free, what could it hurt?" Well, if you DO have celiac, it is wise to know for sure so she provides necessary follow-up care. While I appreciate her open mind, she is doing you a disservice. IMHO
In the end, if you feel better off gluten, that speaks volumes. If you did not have a gluten sensitivity of some nature, you would not notice an improvement.
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Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac 11/01/10. Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.