You need to keep eating gluten until all the testing is done. Being gluten free will raise your chances of a false negative even higher than they already are. If your blood testing is positive then you will be given a referral most times to a GI for an endoscopic exam and biopsy for confirmation. Be aware that there are false negatives with both blood and biopsy so after those tests are done make sure you give the diet a good strict try for at least a couple of months. I also agree that you sound very much like you are in the right place. Your allergist may also be able to guide you through an elimination diet if needed but not all will. Do be aware that if you have celiac your immune system is in hyperdrive, do not be overly alarmed if you show allergic to a number of things. That may well resolve. When I had my allergy testing before I was diagnosed out of 99 things they tested for the only thing that was not positive was beech trees. Almost all those allergies resolved after I started the diet. I hope you get some answers and can start healing soon.
Okay, I'll keep eating the same...would the Plant Enzyme pills I just started taking increase the risk of a false negative too? I am supposed to take them whenever I eat a meal....they help a little .
So if I get a negative on my test....what do I do? Should I still try a gluten free diet or wait for allergy testing? Apparently if I am diagnosed with Celiac, the government will help pay for my food (which would be a huge relief)...so if it is negative what do I do?
I feel lost...I dont know what to do if it comes back negative, I can't keep living like this...and people here might be the only ones who understand.
You have inspired me, that if your anxiety and depression were caused by celiac...if those went away....I don't know who I'd be, in a good way. Its like my health problems are all I am anymore...I had no idea that the problems with my stomach could even be related to, causing, my mental health problems...I'm thinking about dropping out of University....but now, if I feel better...I don't know.
I know its horrible, but I hope it is Celiac....just so I have an answer....