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OK, so, in anticipation of my upcoming endoscopy (and colonoscopy - two at once!) in two weeks, I have resumed a gluten-inclusive diet (2 slices of bread per day). Prior to this, I had been gluten free for eleven days. Prior to THAT, I had been experiencing awful gastro probs (bloating, C, etc) for the past several months. These did not clear up (although at times were alleviated somewhat) when I was gluten free. Except for the LAST day, wherein I had finally begun to feel better.

The thing is, since ingesting gluten again, I expected that that initial relief would disappear. It has not. If anything, I feel better than ever. I am SO confused. The only other thing I could possibly attribute it to as a new brand of prebiotics I have only just started taking (a NZ product called Phloe), which seem to be keeping me regular (thus clearing up my other GI symptoms).

So what does this mean?? Should I still get the biopsy? My blood tests are indicative of Celiac, and for a while I was terrified that I might have something much worse...another reason for my getting the colonoscopy done at the same time. Now that I'm feeling better, I just don't know what to do...whether I should go back to eliminating gluten, or continue what I'm doing with the prebiotics. It's so tempting to just stick with what is currently working, but I'm aware that by doing that I could very well be damaging myself quite badly...

What to do???

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How many days have you been including bread?

This will be my third...

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O, the other thing is, despite having reintroducted gluten into my diet, I have continued to eliminate both soy and dairy. Perhaps this could be coming into play??

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If your blood work indicated celiac, you should at least go ahead with the biopsy. After that you can think about what to do next.

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When we were doing diet testing sometimes we would feel worse and sometimes we would feel oddly better. It was almost as if the body needed its "fix".

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How are you feeling today? Gluten reactions are often delayed. When I did my challenge during the elimination diet the doctor told me to be sure to add the suspect item in for a week and that the effects might not show up for a few days after injestion. He was right and it took 4 days for the gluten reaction to hit, when it hit it hit hard though. If your blood tests were positive it is very unlikely that your problems are not gluten related.

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Ugh. Feeling generally ick today. Looks like it truely did take a while for the gluten to kick in...:-(

Oh, well. Only another twelve days...

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