Posted 13 August 2004 - 07:55 AM
Anyway, he called today and said it came back negative and that I can eat wheat I feel so much better since I haven't been eating wheat. My symptoms were severe stomach pain (on a scale of 1-10, the pain was a 10+), and now I only get little twinges of pain now and then.
Any advice on whether or not I should try wheat again? Of course my head says no, but my heart says "some pasta sure would be good right about now"!
Posted 13 August 2004 - 08:14 AM
Would it give you comfort to know that you're not alone in your plight? Through a lot of reading, I have come to the conclusion that positive blood tests in themselves are reason enough to at least attempt a total gluten-elimination diet. Your body is producing antibodies against gliadin it's not only your intestines that can show damage. I needed a lot of convincing, believe me... but, I've read so much about how not having full-blown celiac now, doesn't mean you won't develop it later.
You'll receive a lot of support here... also, it's a benefit to read back through previous posts when you have a chance.
Posted 13 August 2004 - 09:35 AM
Your blood tests alone put the chances of you haivng celiac disease at more than 95 percent. Add in the improvement in symptoms and you're near 100 percent.
Posted 13 August 2004 - 03:15 PM
This is an uphill battle all the way isn't it? If you feel better off wheat then don't give up. I think you should find another doctor who will listen. I called Dr. Peter Green's office and he agreed to look at my son's slides from his 7/26 biopsy along with his bloodwork. He is IgA deficient and 115 IgG. He has been suffering for 4 years. It is so sad that doctors are not very aware of celiac disease. I have told all the doctors I have taken him to all his symptoms along with his family history and still I was the one to bring up celiac. I do not look at doctors the same anymore.
Good luck and don't give up!
Posted 13 August 2004 - 03:52 PM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me
Posted 13 August 2004 - 11:36 PM
So, in my opinion, if your blood tests were positive and your pain went away, why go back to wheat? If it's pasta you want, try some Notta Pasta or Quinoa Pasta they're yummy! And you won't get a tummy ache!!!
gluten-free since March 27, 2004
Posted 15 August 2004 - 02:54 PM
Magdalena, ON, canada
Guest_~wAvE WeT sAnD~_*
Posted 15 August 2004 - 07:46 PM
We need more Internists like yours in my area. I'm impressed that I've heard of one knowing what celiac disease is.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users