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Hi

I was just over at the delpi Celiac boards and was told I'm wasting my time doing the gluten-free diet without getting the blood tests?

from what I have read here many ppl have had negitive results with the blood tests only to find they get better going glutten free.

I shopped today and started the diet this morning...if I do decide to get the blood tests how many days before hand should I start eating glutten again to get the correct results??

also..could someone PLEASE tell me if tums are safe to eat? my belly is burning

thank you very much!!

Betty

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Hi

I was just over at the delpi Celiac boards and was told I'm wasting my time doing the gluten-free diet without getting the blood tests?

from what I have read here many ppl have had negitive results with the blood tests only to find they get better going glutten free.

I shopped today and started the diet this morning...if I do decide to get the blood tests how many days before hand should I start eating glutten again to get the correct results??

also..could someone PLEASE tell me if tums are safe to eat? my belly is burning

thank you very much!!

Betty

You should be eating three to four slices of bread (or the equivalent) for three months straight before blood tests. The reason they're saying it's a waste of time is because, if you want to get the blood test, it's going to take you three months of going back on gluten to do it.

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You should be eating three to four slices of bread (or the equivalent) for three months straight before blood tests. The reason they're saying it's a waste of time is because, if you want to get the blood test, it's going to take you three months of going back on gluten to do it.

thanks for the advice, I was told to just eat some bread one day before. so many different opnions :blink:

BTW~ why is it I can't see my own post on the board?

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thanks for the advice, I was told to just eat some bread one day before. so many different opnions :blink:

BTW~ why is it I can't see my own post on the board?

I dont know who told you that you could just eat some bread one day before...thats WRONG! Like Tiffany said....its 3 months of gluten before testing if you want accurate results....not that there arent false negatives anyway but you'll definately be negative if you eat it only one day prior.

You couldnt see your post because it hadnt been "pinned" by a moderator yet. Once its pinned you can see it. You can see it before its pinned in "todays active posts" which is a link near the bottom of the main page. :)

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