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I spoke with my doctor today, and based on my reaction to adding wheat back in to a gluten free diet, I've been diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance. He doesn't think it's celiac (even though I've never been tested for celiac...) and says the only thing I can do is minimize gluten.

On one hand, it's nice to have a doctor agreeing that this is a serious problem. On the other, I'm concerned that he would dismiss celiac without testing at all.

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Maybe he is one of the few doctors that know that you would have to return to a full gluten diet for quite awhile to get useful test results. If you are already reacting it may not be worth it to go through misery for a test that is often inconclusive.

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I spoke with my doctor today, and based on my reaction to adding wheat back in to a gluten free diet, I've been diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance. He doesn't think it's celiac (even though I've never been tested for celiac...) and says the only thing I can do is minimize gluten.

On one hand, it's nice to have a doctor agreeing that this is a serious problem. On the other, I'm concerned that he would dismiss celiac without testing at all.

I am more concerned that he suggested that you just "minimize gluten" :ph34r:

Gluten intolerance or celiac's the treatment is the same a100% gluten free diet!!

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I agree that it's probably not worth it when the treatment is the same. And at least he didn't try to tell me it was all in my head. :)

Edit: He's not the most enlightened doctor, no. Luckily I found this board so I know exactly what "minimize" means.

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