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Kitt1027

Several Celiac Symptoms...could Be Lifelong - Please Advise!

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Hello all! I am very new to this site. I've been hearing about Celiac for a couple of years now, but before that didn't know it existed. When I first heard of it and the symptoms, I suspected that I had it, but didn't do anything about it. Honestly, I think that if I do have it, I have had it since I was a very young child, if not from birth. Therefore, I


Diagnosed Psoriasis - 1993

Blood Test for Celiac 2008 - Negative

Diet Results - *Positive*

Gluten-Free since Sept. 2008

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Any difference after 2 days gluten-free?

Are you 100% gluten-free? i.e. changed out your scratched pans, new cutting boards, cleaned your kitchen thoroughly. Made sure your haircare/cosmetics/creams/toothpaste/floss, etc. are gluten-free??

Not eating out? Not eating anything without checking for gluten-free status? Unless simple foods like meat, veggies, fruits.

Yes, you sound like you could be either Celiac or Gluten Intolerant. Same cure for both which is the gluten-free diet.

If you want an official Dx, then you must keep eating gluten until you have a biopsy. Otherwise the tests can be false negative. 2 days shouldnt matter. But start eating again if you want tests.

Otherwise, stick with what you are doing and see the results.


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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I suggest you get the tests done. Keep eating the wheat etc and get the blood tests. You can always go gluten-free as soon as your appointment is over. Maybe your friend can recommend the doctor who diagnosed them. The reason I think the testing is a good idea is to share the results with your family. They may not want to accept the possibility that they could have celiac also. But if you get tested and are diagnosed that makes it a more likely they will consider it.

Shay is right, the "gold standard" for diagnoses seems to be the biopsy. The biopsy is recommended by some doctors for sure, but I don't think it is needed. If you have the immune system reactions shown by your blood tests then that should be enough Those reactions indicate something is going wrong with gluten and your digestion. That is what you need to know after all, that something bad is happening.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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Shay and GFin - Thank you both for your input!

Shay - I haven't gone as far as working on my pots and pans and checking my shampoos and lotions. I will do that next. I did check online to see if my medications are made with any gluten and thankfully, they are not. Mainly, I'm just checking all the labels on everything and eating alot of veggies and lean meats.

I've felt alot better, but I think I messed up yesterday or something. I had a salad from Wendy's - I had gone online to see if certain things were ok at fast-food restaurants, but of course missed that one. So, I had the Chicken something salad with grilled chicken. I think there was either cross-contamination or they used something when making the chicken, but I immediately got SOOO lethargic. I was sitting at work feeling like I was going to pass out and got a major headache. Before the salad, I felt really good. I was completely awake and alert. After the salad, it was like I had taken a sleeping pill. That's the effect I get after big, heavier, probably gluten-filled meal.

Now, for a long time, I have attributed most of my headaches to seasonal allergies which I've suffered from for years. I wonder now if it's the food!

I will call to try to make an appointment for the blood tests very soon. I will keep y'all posted!


Diagnosed Psoriasis - 1993

Blood Test for Celiac 2008 - Negative

Diet Results - *Positive*

Gluten-Free since Sept. 2008

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I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the grilled chicken is the culprit at Wendy's. Go to the supermarket and look at the ingredients on those convenient grilled chicken strips...Tyson, etc. ....all have wheat in them!! Hormel is the only wheat-free chicken strips I have been able to purchase without wheat in them. Not easy to find. I used to buy Louis Rich chicken strips....and they had been recalled because they had wheat in them that was not listed. This was about 2 1/2 years ago. Hormel took over ownership of Louis Rich if memory serves me right.

I'm able to get a lettuce/tomato salad at Wendy's and a side of mandarin oranges. I put my own Annie's French dressing on, and my own allergen free croutons.

Enterolab results explain why I've had digestive problems for 30 years.....family history of undiagnosed abdominal problems...and now my adult children and nephew and nieces are having abdominal/allergy/food problems.

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