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Blood Tests Went From Off The Charts Positive To Negative In 9 Short G-free Months!

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You are SUPPOSED to test negative for celiac disease a few months after starting the gluten-free diet! That shows you are doing a good job being gluten-free. Congratulations. Your villi are healing and you are getting well.

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What Ursa said - you're doing a good job with the diet! Congratulations!

When you don't eat gluten any more, your immune system doesn't have to react to it all the time any more, and it stops producing the antibodies. That's a good thing! That's why sometimes the blood tests are used to monitor compliance with he diet, if the antibodies keep showing up then something isn't going right with the diet or with the healing process.

Pauliina

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thanks you two!!!

but that doesn't mean i can go

back to eating gluten, right?

its funny b/c when i told

my friends that i am now

testing positive -

they were like

"GREAT! so now we can go out for pizza!!!"

not true though, right???

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thanks you two!!!

but that doesn't mean i can go

back to eating gluten, right?

its funny b/c when i told

my friends that i am now

testing positive -

they were like

"GREAT! so now we can go out for pizza!!!"

not true though, right???

No, you should never eat gluten again--if you were to do so, your tests would eventually become positive again and you would begin to have symptoms--quite possibly worse than before.

Celiac is a lifelong disorder--it can be successfuly treated (by the gluten-free diet), but never cured. Not yet, anyway ;)

Congrats on the negative tests and keep up the good work! :D

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As Patti said, you can NEVER eat gluten again! Your tests are only negative now because you haven't had gluten in nine months. That is excellent. But if you eat gluten again, you'll get sick again, and may even trigger other autoimmune diseases.

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