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New To Celiac And I Need Help

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I am new to Celica, well, I don't know if I have it or a really bad allergic reaction to milk. I have been milk free for over a year and it helped but I wasn't totally better. Then a friend of mine who has celica, said I should try going gluten-free. I have seen great improvements, its wonderful. However I am getting married and I really want to know if I have Celica or not. The Dr did draw blood and my combined % was 2.1 but they said that was ok (even though it was high). I didn't really understand all that and had to take their word for it. I did have a colonoscopy done and I was fine. I am going in for a EDG next month and I was wondering if I HAVE to go back on gluten? I told myself yes I did and so far its been four days of hell. I can't keep going like this, but will it change the test results? Any ideas because I can use all I can get :D

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I don't know what you're referring to when you say your "combined percent". The blood tests for celiac disease are anti-gliandin IgA and IgG, anti-tissue transglutimerage IgG, endomyosial antibodies, and total IgA. You *must* be eating gluten (in the amount of approximately 3 slices of bread a day for three months) for the tests to have a reasonable chance of not giving a false negative.

But listening to your symtpoms is important as well. If you feel that the dietary challenge you have done is enough for you, then perhaps that's all you need to know in order to stay completely gluten free.

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Speaking of milk, ever since going gluten-free I can't stop drinking milk! I find myself going through an entire gallon twice a week. Before going gluten-free most of the container would spoil before I got around to using it. Why the intense craving?

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