Ok so i was never officially *diagnosed* with celiac, because the tests, like a lot of others, kept coming back negative but i had all the symptoms and i felt so much better when i was off of gluten. plus it runs in my family. i wasnt back on gluten long enough to do the biopsy anyway thats probably why it came back negative. i had lesions, but they said not enough signs of damage to diagnose it. all of the doctors basically told me i have it and to get off gluten so i did. that was 3 years ago. im 15 now, and im feeling so much better and healthier. my appetite is back, i have grown 7 inches and gained 40 pounds (i was the same size for about 4 years, i completely stopped growing..) and the only thing the doctors could determine for me was the only thing that worked was no gluten. but ive been thinking. there has to be something else? my hair still falls out quite a bit, and a few of the other symptoms never went away. my tics (mild tourettes) still flare up when i eat cerain things i just havent figured out what triggers them though. the tics started like 5 years ago and when that started, its when everything else did. so im feeling better, but i was wondering how to determine if i am allergic to something else? it might be dairy? that kind of runs in my family too. my mom and brother are both intolerant to milk, and my dad had troubles with it when he was a kid. i have gas and stomach upset quite often still, so should i remove milk and see what happens? im all for trying it, but what about another blood test? will it be accurate this time do you think since its for dairy not gluten? and what would i be able to eat? im in high school, and its hard enough eliminating gluten, much less dairy too. i love dairy foods, i live off ice cream and cheese...
im sry this is so long, but i would appreciate every answer! i need to figure something out..
Thanks sooo much!
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22 Feb 2009 - 10:19