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Several months ago my family doctor told me she thought I had a problem with wheat. She did not think all my bloating was from dairy (which I had eliminated for a year with worsening symptoms). So off I go to gastro doc. He orders an endoscopy, and later Tga/Tgg blood tests. My endoscopy shows GERD. He says I have IBS with constipation. Blood work comes back normal, biopsy is good from endoscopy with no damage to villi.

Ok, that makes me NOT a celiac. For several months I have been preparing myself for that diagnosis. I know that when I eat wheat I blow up like a balloon and have belly pain. I am starting my gluten-free eating now. Doc says I should avoid acid foods but I can have dairy and wheat if want too. I know that wheat has messed me up. Dairy, I am not sure about. I did not get better when I took it away, so maybe it is not the problem.

Wish me luck on becoming gluten-free. Today I made my first batch of gluten-free Banana muffins. My non-gluten-free teen daughter ate the first one and then said they were good and had another one. I had one and they were good! A little different, but not bad at all. :) The recipe is adapted from an old wheat flour Banana Muffin recipe. If people want me to post it, please let me know.

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Good luck... I hope you start seeing an improvement in your symptoms. I do believe that not everyone that is gluten intolerant has to have celiac, so the diet is really your only way of finding out now...

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Several months ago my family doctor told me she thought I had a problem with wheat.  She did not think all my bloating was from dairy (which I had eliminated for a year with worsening symptoms).  So off I go to gastro doc.  He orders an endoscopy, and later Tga/Tgg blood tests.  My endoscopy shows GERD.  He says I have IBS with constipation.  Blood work comes back normal, biopsy is good from endoscopy with no damage to cilia.

Ok, that makes me NOT a celiac.  For several months I have been preparing myself for that diagnosis.  I know that when I eat wheat I blow up like a balloon and have belly pain.  I am starting my gluten-free eating now.  Doc says I should avoid acid foods but I can have dairy and wheat if want too.  I know that wheat has messed me up.  Dairy, I am not sure about.  I did not get better when I took it away, so maybe it is not the problem.

Wish me luck on becoming gluten-free.  Today I made my first batch of gluten-free Banana muffins.  My non-gluten-free teen daughter ate the first one and then said they were good and had another one.  I had one and they were good!  A little different, but not bad at all.  :)  The recipe is adapted from an old wheat flour Banana Muffin recipe.  If people want me to post it, please let me know.

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Good for you to listen to your body and not just test results. Being gluten-free takes some getting used to but the trade off in good health is well worth it. I'm glad your first gluten-free cooking experience was a good one and hope you have many more. It is not always easy but it is definately worth it.

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