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Staceyb09

Between the blood and endoscopy test

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my blood test came back positive for celiac a little over a week ago. I immediately eliminated gluten from my diet. It will still be a few weeks before my endoscopy, and I didn't realize I was supposed to keep eating gluten. Will I be ok, or do I need to go back to eating it for the test to be accurate. I'm just starting to feel better and don't want to go back and forth. What do you recommend? Thanks. 

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Hi Stacey,

I think you should go back on gluten now.  Why go through an expensive internal procedure and not be prepared as best you can be?  It's not something you want to repeat for no good reason.  You really shouldn't stop eating gluten until all the tests are done and the test results received.  It's rare, but sometimes test results get lost and then you wouldn't want to start all over.  Your doctor should have told you not to go off gluten until testing was finished.  That's bad on them.  You don't need to eat a lot of gluten, I think they say 1 or 2 slices of wheat bread is enough.  It might be worthwhile asking the gatroendocrinologist they can put you on a will call list.  Where you might get in sooner if someone else cancels their appointment.

In the meantime you could stop eating dairy now.  Dairy can cause a lot of symptoms in untreated celiacs.  But stopping it won't affect your celiac disease testing.

Welcome to the forum! :)


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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Why take a advice from strangers on the internet (though it is excellent advice and correct)?   Here is what the experts say:

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/

http://theceliacmd.com/2015/06/six-reasons-to-test-for-celiac-disease-before-starting-a-gluten-free-diet-3/

 


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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