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uafnanook2001

Member Since 03 May 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 20 2012 10:28 AM
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In Topic: Going Off Of Gluten Free Diet

20 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

I have been reading this post with interest. Almost 4 years ago, I wasn't feeling right and I went lactose free. I was better but since having two relatives with confirmed celiac disease, I thought I would eliminate wheat, as well. For 3 yrs I was gluten-free/LF. Last summer (of 2011) I reintroduced lactose into my system. I have been fine. I am now wanting to slowly reintroduce gluten as I realize it was dumb of me to go 100% gluten-free for no real good reason. I had the saliva test for the celiac gene (I don't have it) and had some type of blood test (the Dr. said that it was negative, as well). I have the same symptoms now that I had 4 yrs ago and I'm thinking it was just the lactose bothering me mildly. I know that if I go 100% back onto gluten, of course I'll have problems. I'm just wondering if anybody knows how slowly I would need to reintroduce it. Take something like a dinner roll and eat 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon size of it every day for two weeks and then on the 3rd week, eat 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for two weeks etc? Or, is that unrealistically too slow? If I at all redevelop symptoms, I will quit the gluten. I just need to know, though, for sure in my own mind, if it's a wheat sensitivity or not.