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#16 mikeygenki

 
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Posted 23 May 2004 - 06:40 PM

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 12:40 PM

A gluten free diet can be quite healthy. It certainly wouldn't hurt you to continue eating gluten free, but if you want to be tested for Celiac Disease later then you need to realise that you will have to go back on gluten for anywhere from 4 weeks to a year (or more) to get enough damage done to produce positive levels of antibodies.

Have you checked into Enterolab? The offer testing for gluten sensitivity and gene testing for Celiac, as well as other food sensitivity/intolerance testing. The test range from $99 - $349, depending on how much you want done. You can view their site at :
http://www.enterolab.com

And it shouldn't effect the results if you have been gluten free for a while before hand. You can e-mail them to find out what test they would recommend given your situation.

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 01:56 PM

Mikeygenkey, celiac disease's symptoms are so wide ranging that I wouldn't be surprised if you have celiac disease. Here is another option for non-doctor ordered testing if you are interested in that route:

http://www.wdxcybers...ldisteskit.html

I haven't tried their services so can't endorse them but it is something for you to consider.
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Posted 27 May 2004 - 12:36 PM

I have been experiencing extreme fatigue, muscle twitches, foggy brain, staring spells, body stiffness, aching body, head itching and loose stools for quite some time. I have been to many doctors and have not received any help. Recently a friend told me about celiac disease and I stopped eating anything with gluten in it. Since the change in diet I feel so much better. Can anyone tell me if they have experienced any of these symptoms? I have read that with celiac disease, it greatly affects your stomach and it is not my main symptom. I had loose stools but not severe diarrhea. I am not sure if I should see a doctor for confirmation or just continue the diet as long as I am feeling better. Thanks in advance for your help!
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