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MarionG

Gluten Challenge Question

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Hi All!

 

Thank you everyone for all the awesome information on this site!

My Dr. decided to have me do a gluten challenge for the next six weeks. I am now entering week two of the challenge. I have read that you need to consume 1-2 pieces of bread for your body to produce adequate levels of antibodies for testing. 

 

I've been eating 1-2 pieces a day, and along with all the regular symptoms, fatigue, bloating, cramping, dizziness, I also started having seizures. Sometimes I just feel really confused, like I don't know where I am. Sometimes its like I'm in a dream, and then my body starts convulsing. Most of the time I'm at least semi conscious when this is happening. My family is really concerned, seizures aren't fatal right? 

 

I'd like to just stop eating gluten but I really need the test results. Do you think I should just eat less? Would it make the results inaccurate? 

 

Thank you!

 

 

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Welcome Marion!

 

You should call your doctor's office to report this.  Seizures can be serious and should be addressed by your doctors.

 

Hang in there :)

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According to this article, seizure disorder can indeed be associated with celiac. Print the entire article out and show it to your doctor.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2661192/

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Thank you for the replies! and thank you bartfull for the great article link. I went to my Dr. and he agreed that I need to go gluten free immediately since my symptoms were so severe. He said with my family history (Grandma is Celiac) and with my symptoms, he's just going to do a gene test, and if I've got the genes he'll just diagnose me. Jeeze! no wonder so many people forgo the gluten challenge! On my way to healing now :-)

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