Self Diagnosed...now What?
Posted 12 May 2004 - 06:26 PM
Posted 12 May 2004 - 07:05 PM
If you want a dx, (I don't blame you if you do) You could do the enterolab stool test which says it is sensitive enough to pick up gluten even after it has been eliminiated some times for up to 2 years. There website is www.enterolab.com It is none invasive and a test you do at home and then send it back to them. I would recommend the gene test and stool test. If the stool test comes up clear it may be because you have been gluten-free. But if the gene test shows that you have the gene that Celiacs have then you can know that you are probably gluten senstive from how you were before going gluten-free.
Another thing to note is some doctors dx celiac disease by using a gluten challenge, which sounds like you did and are sensitive.
By the way, your doctor may not know very much about celiac disease, but be happy he was willing to ask what tests you need. A lot of doctors won't even admit they don't know something like that. The blood tests probably won't show anything because you have been gluten-free to long.
Hope this helps
Enterolab Diagnosed May 2004
gluten-free/CF and have both genes
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Posted 13 May 2004 - 06:01 AM
I'm not sure about other tests, as I haven't looked into it as much as I should...
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 13 May 2004 - 07:34 AM
So, Now What? Now eat right for your body, and take care of yourself.
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you." Numbers 6:24-25
Posted 13 May 2004 - 11:40 AM
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