Sylvia,.....I didn't mean for this thread to turn into what it has BTW.
The good news is that if you don't have an issue with gluten, nothing will happen when you go back to it. Your body will let you know and probably rather quickly.
I see in your 'sig-line' that you have CONCLUSIVE proof of the disease. Obviously you are doing the correct thing, and will need to do that for the rest of your life.
You can surely understand my confusion though?
Being told two different things by two different doctors, with no real 'proof' other than I carry 2 genes. I am going to strip the results from my EnteroLab report once again at the end of this.
I DO still get bouts of GI issues even after going gluten-free, but they seem to be more infrequent. That is why I think the real test will be 'challenging' myself this fall. I can't take the chance right now in this heat due to the fact this is my busiest time of year in terms of what I do for a living.
I think highly of virtually everyone on this forum, and it is the best resource I have found.
"Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0302
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0502
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,1 (Subtype 8,5)
Interpretation Of HLA-DQ Testing: HLA-DQB1 gene analysis reveals that you have one of the main genes that predisposes to gluten sensitivity and celiac sprue, HLA-DQB1*0201 or HLA-DQB1*0302. Each of your offspring has a 50% chance of receiving this gene from you, and at least one of your parents passed it to you. You also have a non-celiac gene predisposing to gluten sensitivity (any DQ1, DQ2 not by HLA-DQB1*0201, or DQ3 not by HLA-DQB1*0302). Having one celiac gene and one gluten sensitive gene, means that each of your parents, and all of your children (if you have them) will possess at least one copy of a gluten sensitive gene. Having two copies also means there is an even stronger predisposition to gluten sensitivity than having one gene and the resultant immunologic gluten sensitivity or celiac disease may be more severe. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the American Red Cross - Northeast Division. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration."