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Member Since 13 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 19 2012 08:46 PM

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Gluten Challenge

19 November 2012 - 12:36 AM

I have a question about a gluten challenge. I am celiac assumed (positive DNA, symptoms on gluten diet and positive response to gluten-free diet). I didn't have the biopsy as I started on the diet, saw a response and my GE said there was no point if I was feeling better and just to assume I had celiac and remain gluten-free. He did say I could do a gluten challenge but didn't see the point as my symptoms had disappeared.

Now, I am the curious type, and while I know that even if I had a negative biopsy nothing would change, I feel better off gluten so I would continue to eat gluten-free, sometimes my mind just asks what if? So tonight, after being 100 percent gluten-free for 4 months I ate a slice of bread to see if I would have any response. I expected nausea, stomach ache, basically all the things I had when I was eating gluten before. However nothing. It's been a a couple of hours and not even one cramp.

My question is, for those of you who are celiac confirmed via biopsy, do you always have a negative response to gluten? How sensitive are you guys? And is it the same for everyone? I know I won't go back to eating a gluten diet again, however sometimes I wish I had a biopsy for confirmation.

Thanks in advance :)

Saying Hello From Australia

13 October 2012 - 02:59 AM

Hi everyone,

I have been browsing this forum for a while and have decided to join and share my experiences. I have been gluten-free for 3 months and feel a lot better. I still struggle with high fat meals and excess lactose, but am hoping this will all clear soon. I'm hoping to learn more about other celiacs who may struggle with associated autoimmune diseases. I have been told by my doc I probably have early sjogrens disease. I don't cope too well with the probably part and don't like the thought of waiting but what can I do! In the mean time I would like to say how much I have learned just from reading through these posts, and look forward to chatting with you all :)

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