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kristionii

Do Symptons Go Through Cycles?

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HI,

I had a positive transglutamine blood test back in May, and I finally had my endoscopy 9 days ago. My doctor commented that "everything looked really good and normal" when he went in, but the actual biopsy will confirm if I have Celiacs. Maybe I'm still in the early stages and now showing significant villi damage? After trying to get the biopsy results for a couple days, I found out he's on vacation for 3 more weeks! So I have no answers until then (although I know from all the members on the board telling me previously that positive blood test = celiacs).

I am still eating gluten until I get the final biopsy results (JUST IN CASE the results are inconclusive or he wants something else done). The last week or two I've noticed my symptoms have been non-existant and/or much better. My eating of certain foods has not changed. Sometimes I have had to run to the bathroom after eating a small bowl of pasta, or a sandwich. These last few weeks I've noticed a signifcant decrease in running to the bathroom, gas, etc. Do symptoms go through cycles? Is it possible to have a few good weeks and/or some bad weeks?

Last question: Is nausea a symptom of Celiacs? I had a peanut butter sandwich (with 2 pieces of whole wheat bread) and felt very nauseated afterwards, and I've had nausea after eating pita bread or other similar things. I wonder if I'm just overeating, or if its a symptom? Otherwise this week, I've been eating movie theatre nachos and restaurant pasta, without out the slightest stomach reaction. What is a gluten-challenge and would it be beneficial in this situation?

Sorry for the long-winded question ... I tend to overanalzye! Which is why waiting 3 more weeks for the biopsy results is torture for me!

Thank you :)

K

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Nausea is definately a symptom of being glutened for me. Sometimes accidently being glutened will show up in a couple of hours and sometimes not till the next day. A gluten challenge is going without gluten (for me 2 months) then challenging it by eating gluten to see what your reaction would be. If I were you, I would have the biopsy first and if shows negative then try a gluten challenge. If you stop eating gluten now, you could have a false negative on your biopsy. If you are positive then no challenge will be necessary. If you were having severe gluten reactions then by all means I would stop torturing yourself but since your reactions are lessoning it would make more sense to hang in there for the biopsy. Good luck and keep us posted!


Kathy

Gluten free 3/08

Negative blood work/positive endoscopy

Fructose Malabsorption

Soy free

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