Do Reactions To Gluten Get Worse The Longer Diagnosed?
Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:18 PM
Negative blood work, positive dietary response
Endocrinologist offered referral to GI if I needed formal diagnosis to follow the diet, otherwise just pass on wheat, barley & rye
and save my money
Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:08 AM
Thinking about it, I was wondering something along the same lines- perhaps there is a more severe reaction when your digestive system has healed and is better able to absorb everything- including gluten.
It is also possible that there's a sample bias on here with at least one of the following factors:
-the people who post are the people who react most severely
-the reactions that are deemed to be "worth talking about" are the most severe reactions
-people who have been diagnosed for a long time are more in tune with/better able to recognize symptoms of "glutening"
-some of the posters who talk about "glutenings" are actually talking about food poisoning or other non-celiac-related digestive issues (which most people get from time to time) but have become accustomed to blaming all GI upset on gluten
Yes, this is very true. I had also thought about the increased ability of recognising glutening. Also, before you go gluten-free, you are constantly being glutened so the symptoms are more constant/gradual, whereas after going gluten-free, once you get glutened there will be much more of an observable difference from your non-glutened self!
Diagnosed with Coeliac Disease after positive blood test and endoscopy (total villous atrophy and inflammation)
Gluten-free since 13th November 2012
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