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Went Guten Free Before The Test

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I have had so much frustration dealing with digestive issues throughout the years. I have seen gastroenterologists who have just diagnosed me with reflux, IBS, and put me on meds that have made me sicker. Well, I got off all the meds and went to see a naturopath who I was working with for quite some time. He believes that my symptoms have been mimicking that of Celiac so I have decided to go gluten-free. Well, since going gluten free I have gotten my appetite back, I am able to actually eat more than a couple bites at dinner. I still once and a while have some symptoms but I have heard that it can take a while for them to go away completely. I would really really like to get a blood test to confirm this so I made an appointment with a gastroenterologist to try to do so. My question is, will it still show up if I went gluten free? I have only been gluten-free for about 1.5 weeks now and I am going to see him in a few days. Any help appreciated.

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Being gluten free can definitely affect the test, but everyone is different. If you are willing, you might want to try eating gluten again until your test. I had been gluten free almost 2 mo when I had the test, which was negative. However, my allergy test came up positive for wheat, barley and malt, so whether i have celiac or not, I'm not eating gluten anyways. Besides, I feel so much better, I wouldnt want to, even if all the tests were negative.


Cara - 42, mom to dd 15, ds 12, ds 4

Off gluten and dairy (and tapioca ;-( ) since 11/07

A.L.C.A.T. test showed over 50 sensitive foods

Celiac panel came back negative.

Regular allergy testing reacted to every inhalant and all but 6 foods.

Slowly adding in foods, started w 19 and now have 25

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Gluten has to be in the diet (or reintroduced) in order for the test (blood serum, and/or tissue biopsy) to be conclusive.

For someone who has been gluten-free or Gluten-free Casein-free, this is often referred to as a "gluten challenge".

This should be done under the advice and direction of a physician.

Some links to information about the disease and diagnosing:

http://www.labtestsonline.org/understandin...sease/test.html

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/

http://www.gi.org/patients/gihealth/celiac.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coeliac_disease

You might also consider eliminating milk products from your diet, as this might cause similar reactions to gluten.

Gluten and casein intolerance are often interlinked.

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I read several months ago on this board that when you go gluten free it takes 6 months of reintroducing it to your diet to get a true reading.

If it is working for you why do you want a test to confirm it. Your body is telling you everything you need to know.

Yellow Rose


27 years of misdiognoses

seziures summer of 1979 lasted 10 years had maybe a dozen in that time Dr.s never could find what was causing them blamed it on lack of sleep and maybe nutrasweet

rheumatoid arthritis May 1980

wrist joint replacement Jan 1984

fibromyalgia May 1980

insomnia since the 80's

diarrhea 1995-2000 blamed on arthritis meds

Crohn's 1998 after two operations to fix fissures caused by the diarrhea

Other symptons over the last 27 years that have been treated for symptoms not causes:

depression, anemia, constipation, tooth discoloration, tremors in hands, tingling and numbness in feet and hands, fatigue, high blood pressure due to arthritus meds, flushing in face, severe muscle pain and thinking I was going crazy thanks to Dr.'s attitudes.

After diognoses my mother tells me I have an aunt and a cousin with Celiac. Mother tested negative but thinks she is intolerant to wheat and is changing her diet.

Suspect all three of my children have it as well but still trying to convince them to go get tested.

In answer to my prayer, "Lord Please Heal My Broken Body". May 2007 Celiac antibody test positive

Matthew 7: 8 Ask and ye shall receive, Seek and ye shall find, Knock and it shall be opened unto you.

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