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Eriella

Getting A Blood Test Today

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Hi,

I am meeting with the doctor this morning to get a blood test. How long ago do I have to have eatten gluten for the antibodies to show up on the test? I am concerned because I had TONS of gluten in the past week, especially on saturday, which confirmed to me that I have a gluten-intolerance/celiacs when I felt horrible on Sunday, but have tried to avoid it since then. Will the antibodies still be in my system 48 hours after last eating it?

Thanks!


Symptoms on and off my whole life

Major symptoms starting 2005

Zero blood antibodies

Gluten free with positive dietary response since April 2007

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They last several weeks, so as long as you weren't gluten-free in the months up to the blood draw it should be ok.


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I also went today and had my blood test completed. It is my allergy doctor that is testing me. I was explaining to her about how I felt after I ate certain foods when she told me about this disease. My allergy test was positive for wheat. I really don't know if I have this condition, but in reading other entries it sure seems like a mirror image of what I'm going through.

Here are some of my symptoms.

Very loose BM

Irritable

Tired

Can't sleep all night - wake up and have a hard time going back to sleep

Stomach aches/pains

Terrible bloating/ gas

Cracks in the side of my mouth (which I have never had before)

I'm 28, and seem to become a problem after having my daughter. Even if my test comes back negative I'm thinking of going to gluten-free foods to see if it helps me. I also have thyroid disease; I was diagnosed when I was 12. Just wonder if anyone has any thoughts.

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