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Can anyone tell me if it is worthwhile re exposing myself and my son to gluten to undergo testing or if we can be sucessfully tested while on a gluten free diet? Are there any real benefits to being formerly diagnosed ie susidised gluten free food, monitoring of health etc. Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated I was not aware until recently of the far reaching health implications of celiacs disease. I just took myself and my son off gluten as a result of my fluid retention servere stomach cramping incredible fatigue and more symptoms, which I then noticed some of the same in my young son. I am scared about just how sick we might get in order to have the condition cormfirmed

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I really think its personal choice.. My 8 year old daughtr has Celiac disease and sometimes I wonder if I have it. personally I dont think I would ever be tested. Number one - I know how to be gluten free if I so decide to do that and number two i dont know about the whole insurance thing. Pre-existing and all. I read somewhere that you can write off the difference of the expense of the food. IE a loaf of bread is 2.50 and a gluten free loaf of bread is 5.50. You can write off the 3.00 differnce. It looked like a big hassle though saving receipts and keeping a notebook of what all the non gluten food would have cost. any way kinda a cool idea just dont know if its worth it. Its up to you. And you would definately have to go back on the gluten to have the blood test. Something else to consider is that the doctors cant do any thing for you if you have celiacs. They just tell u to change your diet. And u already know how to do that

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