Posted 09 March 2004 - 05:43 AM
Posted 09 March 2004 - 11:04 AM
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 09 March 2004 - 12:08 PM
In my opinion blood test are not conclusive or accurate. I suffered for over a year with the classic Celiac symptoms including losing 40lbs in 2 months and my doc still thought I had IBS. I had an endoscopy, which showed patchy inflammation and he STILL thought it was IBS because my blood-work came back negative! The docs think they have to see everything in black and white and when they don't they quickly dismiss celiac disease. Of course there are other docs who think celiac disease is so rare and they his/her patient couldn't possibly have it!!!
I finally decided to order the stool panel tests from Enterolab and received positive results and immediately began a gluten-free diet! This particular stool test is more sensitive than blood and you do not have to be on gluten for it to be accurate. I could tell a difference in the way I felt within days and very thankful that I took this route and do not have to live in pain on a daily basis!
Good luck to you and your daughter, I hope she feels better soon!
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