Posted 14 September 2004 - 12:01 PM
It depends. If you've got a lot of intestinal damage (and symptoms can't tell you if you do or not, for the most part) then 4 weeks isn't long enough. If you don't have a lot of damage, it might be. I'd wait at least 12, but that's me. You could also do a gluten challenge after those 4 weeks (after the blood test, if it's already scheduled) and have something that's just wheat (like cream of wheat or bulgar - not bread because there are other potential issues with that like yeast and eggs) and see how you feel.
Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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