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went to the gastroentenologist today and they scheduled me for a endoscopy. they told me to eat gluten for the next 3 weeks to make sure that my colon/bowel (if i have celiac disease) will be inflamed. so i went and ate mozzarella sticks, onion rings and french fries, lol. i just HAD to. my tummy has been rumbling, and i have been a bit gasy. i also feel bloated. think that it is in fact celiac or that my body just isn't use to eating these foods for a month. my calves also broke-out in some bumpy hives.

any advice before i go for this treatment? i am very nervous that it is going to hurt or i am going to be uncomfortable afterwards.

thanks again!


- gluten free since August 2007

- endoscopy came back negative for celiac in December 2007

- bloodwork confirms egg allergy

- allergy testing confirms only banana, apple, melon, egg and environmental allergies

i get hives anywhere on my waist down and less bloating/constipation when i do not eat wheat.

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I binged before my biopsy too!!!LOL I knew I was going gluten-free after so I had some "last meals"!! Since you have to eat gluten eat somethings you want to!!!

The procedure wasn't bad at all for me! My throat was tender the next day but I had both a colonscopy and endo and they did the endo last so I was strating to "wake" up. They don't put you totally under but you don't feel anything. Make sure they do ALOT(5-10) biopsies.

Good Luck!

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went to the gastroentenologist today and they scheduled me for a endoscopy. they told me to eat gluten for the next 3 weeks to make sure that my colon/bowel (if i have celiac disease) will be inflamed. so i went and ate mozzarella sticks, onion rings and french fries, lol. i just HAD to. my tummy has been rumbling, and i have been a bit gasy. i also feel bloated. think that it is in fact celiac or that my body just isn't use to eating these foods for a month. my calves also broke-out in some bumpy hives.

any advice before i go for this treatment? i am very nervous that it is going to hurt or i am going to be uncomfortable afterwards.

thanks again!

If I ate mozzerella sticks, onion rings and french fries - I'd be sick even without Celiac. :blink:

It sounds like you will be uncomfortable eating gluten for three weeks. How long have you been off gluten? Three weeks a relatively little time to re-create an inflamed intestine.

The endoscopy exam is nothing to worry about, at least from my experience. They put you to sleep and then you wake up. Nothing to it. There was no pain.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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i havent been eating gluten for about 1 month now.

my stomach as of now, about 8 hours after eating lunch, feels ok. i just feel bloated but my legs are all broken out with itchy red bumps! do you think thats an indicator that i have celiac?


- gluten free since August 2007

- endoscopy came back negative for celiac in December 2007

- bloodwork confirms egg allergy

- allergy testing confirms only banana, apple, melon, egg and environmental allergies

i get hives anywhere on my waist down and less bloating/constipation when i do not eat wheat.

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i havent been eating gluten for about 1 month now.

my stomach as of now, about 8 hours after eating lunch, feels ok. i just feel bloated but my legs are all broken out with itchy red bumps! do you think thats an indicator that i have celiac?

Yes those itchy little bumps are most likely a skin reaction. If your reaction gets very severe make sure you call that GI immediately. Especially if you get a GI bleed. My challenge caused a very severe reaction, yours may not, you may just live in misery for the next three weeks and a few after the test. The dietary challenge and a positive reaction after being gluten free is in some doctors books, the smart ones, diagnostic.


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Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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