I have had hypothyroidism for many years. A forum I found very helpful was thyroid.about.com run by Mary Shomon. There are those on that site that also have Celiac since so many have both. They will let you know what to ask the doctor, what the bloods tests mean, etc. Let us know how your hashimoto’s turns out with the doctor.
I just received a coupon (buy one meal get one free) for Ruby Tuesday's from Discover Card. So I look up their menu and it is a brand new one for April 2011. You might be interested http://rubytuesday.c...al/allergen.pdf to check. It also has other allergens like milk.
I am glad you have a good attitude about waiting the month for the biopsy. That was the hardest wait for me. I tried all the gluten goodies I had an appetite for up till my biopsy. That is a good idea to go gluten-free on the day of the biopsy. You will have fasted for the biopsy. I clean out my frig and cupboard of gluten the next day. I really have been feeling better and better. The first few days were ruff. Then it gets better. I have been losing weight. Strangely I am not as hungry like I was all the time.
You did it again. Great Post!! Your post help me answer what I should be doing after I have my biospy. I have a positive DGP IGG test. Should I consider a gluten free diet if my biopsy comes back negative? Here is what the doctor Sheila Crowe said;
It depends on the type of patient. Some patients have symptoms of celiac disease but do not have an abnormal intestinal biopsy that is taken before starting a gluten-free diet (by definition, they are not categorized as having celiac disease). If blood tests show that such patients also have antibodies to tissue transglutaminase (TTG) or deamidated gliadin peptide (DGP), I would suggest that these individuals consider going on a truly gluten-free diet, since they are most likely on their way to celiac disease. The same advice could apply to those who have H.L.A. DQ2 or DQ8 genes without elevated antibodies, though in this case the recommendation is more ambiguous, since there are no immune abnormalities or intestinal damage.
I felt I was in limbo until I had the results of the test. (I know you have the same feeling). Now I feel I can proceed forward with my healing process what ever my biopsy results are. Your post really help me find the answer I needed. Big Thanks!