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How Long For Bloodwork Results?

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I got tested for celiac a week ago when I went in to my GI doctor. It was the celiac sprue blood panel (or something like that). Does anyone know how long I can expect to wait for the results? I am of course very anxious.

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Thanks, I figured they should have had some results by now. I called the office and it turns out they mailed me a letter a few days ago. The nurse said the results were normal. :angry: Maybe the letter will have more details.

I may try going gluten free anyway for a week or so just to see if it has any effect. I've already cut out so many other things out of my diet (red meat, dairy, soy, and anything that can cause gas) that I'm getting pretty used to not having much to eat!

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Mine was about 10 days... and I was so certain it was positive because immediately after the test I stopped eating gluten and within 24 hours I felt better, and by the end of the week I had a normal bowel movement!!! Then the nurse gave me the same wonderful information you got: normal-- or specifically 0. I literally broke down on the phone asking how it could be because I finally felt normal and I swear that it was not in my head. She told me to stay off of gluten and I ended up getting diagnosed with gluten intolerance based off a positive dietary response. So go off gluten and see how you feel. Good luck!

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Thanks for sharing your experience! I have been reading about how many people test normal and yet feel so much better after going gluten free. I was diagnosed with IBS nearly a year ago, but a few months ago my symptoms started getting worse, and the past few weeks have been almost constant abdominal pain. It would make sense if gluten is causing it since it is the one thing I have not been avoiding! Just last weekend I ate a plain grilled chicken sub with only lettuce, salt, and pepper on a white roll... I was sick all night. I don't eat bread at home, and that was a lot of bread.

I don't need an official diagnosis, but it would help to confirm that I'm not imagining things. I have been changing my diet around so much lately that it can be hard to tell what is helping and what's not. But so far today I have been gluten free. :) If it makes a noticable difference, then I can definitely do without the official diagnosis!

Since I have not been having symptoms that long, is it possible that I could notice a difference right away? I have seen that some people feel better right away while for others it takes a while. Is this affected by how long they have been getting damaged by gluten?

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Greeting,

Got tested friday, called the Dr. office, the results are in but he is not. The nurse said that there is a office policy that the doc needs to see the results before they can give any information. Tommorow afternoon (if it rains, and the golf course is wet :D )

Respectfully,

Mark

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Whether you notice your symptoms easing right away depends on what they are and how sensitive you are. My overall state of self improved within 24 hours (but it could also be that I got my test as I was starting a 3 day weekend after a stressful week B) ), neurological symptoms (ADD-like and brain fog) went away within a few days, my energy level increased noticeably after I had a bowel movement (48 hours after gluten-free), and my 'witchiness' went away within 7 days. After my bowel movements happened more frequently (about a month later), I got much better. In the 3 months that I have been gluten free, my acne is just starting to go away.

Don't be surprised if it takes 2-6 weeks to see major improvement. Everyone is different.

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I guess all I can do is try it and see how I feel. I also want to see exactly what my blood test results were. If the letter doesn't have the actual numbers (and I suspect it won't), I'm going to call the office again and ask for the numbers.

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