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Testing In Two Months. Foods?

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#1 Nicnicsmom


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

My DS is being tested for a Celiac panel in two months.  His Gastro doc recommended putting him on two slices of bread a day for two months to get his gluten levels up.  I'd really like to ramp up the gluten but this would be when school is starting.  When DS does any medium to large amount of gluten foods (especially bread) his total thought process\behavior changes.  He's out of it for days.....no where with us.  I'm worried about doing that at the beginning of a new school year with new teachers and aides.  

That being said, do you guys have any suggestions for foods to put back into rotation before Gluten panels?


PS  Yes, DS still has his neck swelling\goiter\croup\Asthma attacks....his ENT suspects Celiac and Hashimotos but we can't get in to an Endo for months and his Gastro really didn't care about pursuing the connection further.  

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:20 PM


What is a gluten challenge?
A gluten challenge is the period of time when gluten is added back into a person’s diet to assist in the diagnosis of celiac disease. Antibodies take time to build into the blood stream before they can be detected through blood analysis. For a gluten challenge we recommend eating 1/2 slice of bread or a cracker each day for the duration of the challenge.
Prior to blood testing we recommend 12 weeks of eating gluten.
Prior to an endoscopic biopsy we recommend 2 weeks of eating gluten.
In the case of a severe reaction to gluten, a medical professional may opt to shorten the 12-week challenge and move immediately to an endoscopic biopsy.
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