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MrsMcBear

Cd And My Immune System

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Brand-new newbie here! This is my first post.

I have a high degree of suspicion for celiac disease and am awaiting my referral to a gastroenterologist. My ARNP suggested I try gluten-free while waiting for the referral in order to "add ammo" to my suspicion, although I have since read that you need to consume gluten in order not to get a false negative. So, I'm bouncing back and forth between gluten and gluten-free.

Started going gluten-free. My grandson got sick, then my daughter, then my husband. I seemed to be doing fine until I started eating gluten again. Then I got sick. I don't usually simply catch cold -- I get a sinus infection and then it drops into my lungs in the form of bronchitis or pneumonia.

Went gluten-free again. Wasn't feeling too bad, not as bad as usual. Then I ate gluten again and I seemed to get sicker.

Is this possible, or is it my imagination? :unsure:

celiac disease is an autoimmune disease; therefore, can it affect your immune system as far as warding off or recovering from cold/flu symptoms?

Thank you!!!

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yes, yes, and yes----going gluten-free will make you feel so much better and then the longer you are gluten-free, then the sicker you will probably get each time you have an accident or eat gluten on purpose--i never do that--yes, i do have accidents, but not many---and yes--our immune systems are weak and we do tend to pick up more things and they do tend to last longer-----deb

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Yes....celiac disease effects your immune system...as DarlinDeb25 said...our immune systems are weak and we tend to pick up more things and they tend to last longer.

Also when I first started going on a gluten-free diet when I had an accident with ingesting gluten it wasn't too bad. Now, over a year later when I have gluten I get alot more sick then I was. Your body has an intolerance to gluten and being off of it has allowed your body to heal. If you consume gluten your body will not react kindly.

If you are going gluten-free free and then get a biopsy there is a chance they could miss it because of the healing to your villi. Have you had a blood test done yet for celiac disease?

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No, not yet. New insurance, still waiting for the referral (bureaucractic paperwork!!! <_< )

Can you have celiac disease and IBS at the same time? Can you all drink coffee (even the flavored International Brands kind) or carbonated soft drinks, or is that out of the question like it is for IBS sufferers? I "paid" for my coffee this morning. I'm suspecting soda, too, although I am somewhat of a soda junkie!

By way of explanation, I live with two men: my husband and Montezuma! And sometimes I feel like I spend more time in the "porcelein conference room" with Montezuma than I do with my husband!! ;)

Thank you for your replies!

Hugs.

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