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Recently diagnosed with Gluten Sensitivity

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Hi All -

Recent blood work came back positive for Gluten Sensitivity.

The doctor wants me to go gluten-free to see if it helps with my symptom.  Do I need to 110% gluten-free? Is it ok if I go to a friend house and not ask about the entire menu and how it was prepared?  IE 7 layer bean dip. It is my understanding some beans can get cross contaminated. Do I need to forgo all together or is it ok to have the bean dip? This seems ok to me, gulping down pizza is another story.

Ideas? All or none?

Thanks

Lark

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Lark Darklin said:

Hi All -

Recent blood work came back positive for Gluten Sensitivity.

The doctor wants me to go gluten-free to see if it helps with my symptom.  Do I need to 110% gluten-free? Is it ok if I go to a friend house and not ask about the entire menu and how it was prepared?  IE 7 layer bean dip. It is my understanding some beans can get cross contaminated. Do I need to forgo all together or is it ok to have the bean dip? This seems ok to me, gulping down pizza is another story.

Ideas? All or none?

Thanks

Lark

 

 

Do you mean you tested positive for Celiac?  there are no legitimate tests for "gluten sensitivity".  So I am going to assume you have Celiac.  yes you need to be very careful.  I usually don't eat what other make because they have no idea what has gluten and what doesn't.  But a few people or some foods, I would eat.  As you go along, you will learn what is probably safe ana what isn't.

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from the Doc.

Your gluten test came back positive which could mean you have gluten disease or celiac. To be definitive , a biopsy of your intestines would need to be done. Given this result, I would recommend a gluten free diet to see if this will help eliminate your diarrhea. If not , we may wish to proceed with a biopsy of your intestine to further work this u

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2 hours ago, Lark Darklin said:

from the Doc.

Your gluten test came back positive which could mean you have gluten disease or celiac. To be definitive , a biopsy of your intestines would need to be done. Given this result, I would recommend a gluten free diet to see if this will help eliminate your diarrhea. If not , we may wish to proceed with a biopsy of your intestine to further work this u

If you have positive blood work you need the biopsy BEFORE you begin the diet. Otherwise you will need a gluten challenge for up to 2 months or the biopsy will likely be a false negative.  there are no blood tests for gluten sensitivity. Only ones for Celiac. If you blood tests were positive you are almost for sure celiac. The choice whether to just go gluten free and stay that way strictly for life or keep on gluten and go for the biopsy is up to you.

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I suggest keep eating gluten and do your food bucket list of gluten foods and get the biopsy done. Blood test positive,,,,you most likely have celiac that means no more gluten for life, no cheating, just NO. Even crumbs, residue , CC will make your sick and damage you intestines.
Take this time before the biopsy to confirm and enjoy your last gluten eating days. I suggest a burger tour, fine Italian dining, and while your at it eat a monte cristo for me (damn I miss those) and perhaps hit up the limited editions Oreo and krispycremes, or anything you said "I want to try that" Then once the biopsy is done you can be more content without regrets going gluten free. Check out the newbie 101 sections and start preparing to clean out the house, fridge, condiments, cookware, etc. for your new lifestyle. At least most food now days has a gluten free version, unlike when I started,

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