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Member Since 11 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Feb 17 2004 07:38 PM

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Test Results?

11 January 2004 - 02:20 PM

I have been on medication (Robinul Forte) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome for the last 2 months. In the meantime I was tested for both a thyroid condition and Celiac's Disease. I don't have the test results in hand but I know that 2 out of the 3 things tested for concerning Celiac's reflect weak positive results. The 3rd was negative. Basically, my doctor said that he does not know whether I have Celiac's. He said that my options are to either continuing taking the medication for Irritable Bowel or try the Gluten-Free Diet. It seems that my symptoms have been somewhat better while on the medication, however, I do not want to take medication for the rest of my life. Any information would be greatly appreciated? Could the fact that 2 of these things tested for reflect gluten sensitivity rather than actual Celiac's disease? Do most of the people with the disease test positive for all 3 of the antibodies? I understand that the Gluten free diet is difficult to maintain, but if my stomach problems are something I can control naturally -- I am all for it!

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