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Jala

Member Since 26 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Jun 29 2004 04:17 PM
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In Topic: Prep For Blood Testing

07 May 2004 - 03:11 PM

After 5 days of eating wheat - so far so good. I am enjoying all the wheat items I had been avoiding for so long - pizza, bagels, oriental noodles, petit fors and french rolls (I'm doing pancakes, chips & dips and chicken fried steak w/ cream gravy this weekend). I figure if this is a last hurrah I'm going to do it big, plus this will help to assure my tests get some additional reinforcement.

All these forbidden foods were fun at first, but I was already constipated after only 2 days (but no severe pain or diarrhea yet). I have also inflated like a balloon and have gained a lot of weight. I am hoping to stay on wheat for 5 weeks only. For those of you avoiding wheat and longing for it, let me tell you. It is not all I hoped for. You are not missing anything. Wheat free food tastes way better, and I feel better eating it. I can't wait until this is over.

I believe I am also probably sensitive to soy. When I went gluten-free and ate the soy waffles, I immediately got diarrhea and severe acne clusters. Anyone know what all the GI can test for during the colonoscopy? Soy, peanuts, lactose, etc.?

Also, I was wondering if most peoples' symptoms after not eating wheat and then eating lots of wheat is this subtle. I expected power diarrhea right away, but feel pretty good so far. Is this typical of celiacs?

In Topic: Prep For Blood Testing

03 May 2004 - 06:11 PM

I have the same question. I have been totally gluten free for about a month, and sporadically gluten free since the beginning of the year. I am now dreading the weeks that I will need to eat gluten. Worse yet, if I don't eat enough, they could misdiagnose me as non-celiac.

I have been told that you must eat wheat from 2 weeks to 4 months. However, I have also been told that 2 weeks is not enough and could give false negatives. I had planned to go 5 weeks, but would welcome input from others.

I don't know if I can take it. I get severe IBS, can't do my work and have even had heart palpitaitons and shortness of breath. Some threads have indicated that the symptoms will be worse if you have been off gluten for a while and go back on. This is not going to be fun.

Any suggestions? Jala.

In Topic: Results Of Late Or No Treatment

27 April 2004 - 04:51 PM

Many thanks for the input. I worry about those who don't find out in time. Hope others can benefit from your info as well. Jala.