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Asacol Interfere With Gluten Test?

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OK, so here's the deal.

About 8 months ago I found an association between peripheral neuropathy, the bane of my existence, and gluten sensitivity. I cut out gluten for 4 months, then found Enterolabs. Did the test and, even though I'd been gluten-free for 4 months at the time, it came back positive for gluten sensitivity with a double DQ1. The tTG and malabsorbtion were negative. While I was off gluten my D mostly resolved, although the neuropathy didn't improve perceptively.

Fast forward 2 months. D returned big time. Felt horrible again. Threw up my hands in disgust and saw GI doctor. He ran battery of tests including colonoscopy with biopsy for microscopic colitis. Yep - it's positive. So he put me on Asacol. But here's the tricky part. He doesn't believe the positive lab from Enterolab and wants me to do a gluten challenge and take anti-gliadin IGG and IGA blood test. The challenge is ongoing with the Asacol now.

My question: will the Asacol mess up the gluten test? Has anyone had any experience with this? I don't want to be wasting my time on the challenge if it's going to be compromised by the drug.

The good news is the Asacol seems to be getting the D under control again. Yay!


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After almost 5 1/2 yrs gluten-free moved to CA and Dr looked at old tests for cleiac panel, said didn't have it

still 99% gluten-free but now microscopic colitis too

Am on Asacol 4 pills 3 times a day

then ulcer in stomach and positive for H-Pylori


the 2 weeks of a 3 drug therapy gave me C-Dif

on vancomycin for 10 days and hoping it gets rid of it

now.......about the drug and gluten challange.

Don't know about an interaction but I'd sure be leary of doing a challange

I f you feel better off gluten..........let your body tell you what to do

Since I've been off for so long, not sure how to get up dates from the link

Good luck in getting better



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