It could be that you have always had a slight reaction to avocados before but now that gluten is not screaming it head off the avocado allergy can be heard. Since going gluten free I have realized that I am also sensitive to eggs, dairy, almost all fish, yeast, beans and a hand full of spices. It really is kind of depressing when I stop to think about it.
What is with this "slightly positive"??? I have heard that from other people and it is absurd. That is like saying you are "slightly pregnant"! There is no such thing with this disease. You need to go gluten free now and stay gluten free. Many of us learned that the medical community was no help in diagnosing us. I had a list just like yours but longer and no doctor caught it - even though I had documented vitimin deficiency and stomach pain as two of my symptoms. You will find so much information on this site. Congratulations for taking matters into your own hands
I am so sorry you are going through all of this with your various food allergies. You need to do what is right for YOU hun. Do not let anyone make you feel guilty for taking care of YOURSELF in the way that YOU see fit, even if they would not do the same if it were them.
People's responses can be annoying. Especially when it comes from family members. It sounds to me like you're going with or without your husband's approval/support. That's what I'd do. You're the one who has to suffer the consequences from your food consumption. I'd love it if you'd post what you learned after your appt.
Ok...let's get this straight...if your doctor says that you don't have celiac...then you probably don't have celiac. If you don't have a blood test and an endoscopy..then you don't have celiac. That is the only way that you can tell. You don't take test that you get off the computer...or you don't take the word of your "friend" or you don't read an article in a magazine saying that you have celiac.... That means that you don't have celiac. This in fact it is a serious disease...and there are sooo many people that are diagnosing their selves... because it is cool...it is fun to say I have a disease...( and one that is easy to take care of..) . The world has decided to diagnose their selves..and now we are 'all ' celiacs...
You are an idiot! I spent four years and thousands of dollars having test after test after test because the doctors I saw were too ignorant to realize that I had celiac Disease AND dermatitis hepeteformis. ONE FRIGGIN WEEK on a gluten free diet made me feel like a human being again. Yes, I am self diagnosed and yes I will scream from the rooftop that I HAVE CELIAC DISEASE and I could give a rat;'s behind if you or any other doctor agrees with me!
What a stupid doctor! So what if you go "overboard" with gluten free??? Nobody needs gluten to survive! Even if you don't have Celiacs (which you probably do) you would not be doing ANY harm to yourself by cutting out gluten completely. On the other hand, if you DO have celiac and you still eat some gluten (not going overboard by her standards) you could be KILLING yourself!!!
I spent nearly four years sick and there was a point in 2010 that I didn't think I would make it to 2011. In 2010 alone I saw my GP, two Rheumatologists, two Infectious disease doctors, and one Cardiologist. None of them came up with Celiac & Dermatitis Hepeteformis. NONE OF THEM! I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, ploy arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease, sjogren's (positive SS-B but no inflamation), vitamin deficiency, and hypocondriac.
I gave up wheat in January of this year just because I had heard it helped with fibro. After a few days I noticed my mystery rash (what I now now to be DH even though no biopsy) was considerably better. That is when I went to the internet and searched "wheat allergy." My jaw hung open as I read all the symptoms associated with Celiac Disease. It is the first time ALL of my symptoms have been explained.
Through that research I discovered that I needed to do more than just aviod wheat. I am now a little over a month in and I am finally able to blow dry my hair. Yes that's right, I consider somethinng as little as being able to blow dry my hair a cause for celebration. This has truely changed my life and I don;t give a ratss behind if anyone in the medical community ever validates my diagnosis.
Gluten free does not have to be more expensive. I figured out pretty early on that I did not the gluten free substitutes (bread, brownie mix, etc.) Just eat clean and natural and it may even be cheaper. Yesterday I started on the Paleo Diet because I am convinced that I have other sensitivities (dairy for sure) and want to eliminate nightshades, soy, corn, suger, lentils & all lentils. I also need to lose the 60 pounds I gained while sick.
Going gluten free will not harm you in any way. Give it a try.
the last few months before I discovered I had Celiac (not thank to any of my MANY doctors) I was experiencing my worst depression episode ever. I cried all day every day, had to take time off of work, my family could barely say anything to me for fear I would go hide in my room, etc. My infectiuos disease doctor basically said I can't find anything wrong and wrote onthe notes to my GP that I needed to been seen for psychosis. With in TWO WEEKS of being gluten free the depression was nearly gone. I am only gluten free about four weeks now and I would say it is completely gone now.