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gluten free for a month...symptoms..diarrhea, gas, bloating....better days, not better others....everything upsets my stomach....it has just really gotten me down today...actually have first Gastro dr. appt tomorow, maybe he can shed some light :(

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Things can be up and down for a bit. Are you going with mostly whole unprocessed foods? That is the best way to avoid cross contamination. You mention that you have been gluten-free for a month and are having your first GI appointment tommorrow. Have you had any celiac testing done yet? If not you really need to go back on gluten for any chance of accurate test results. Even then you could still have a false negative on testing. Many of us also have to drop dairy for a while when we go gluten free as it can be hard for us to digest.

I hope your GI is helpful and that you are feeling better soon.

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i had a celiac panel done by the GP.....it came back with an elevated gliadin antibody, nurse called said i had celiac disease and to go gluten free....so here i am :(

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i had a celiac panel done by the GP.....it came back with an elevated gliadin antibody, nurse called said i had celiac disease and to go gluten free....so here i am :(

If you had a positive blood test then you do need to be gluten free. The GI doctor may want you to do a gluten challenge for the biopsy. The choice whether to do one or not is yours alone to make. While already being gluten free may impact the biopsies for celiac it will not impact testing for other problems that may be there. If you need to be gluten free and you do challenge it may make you feel even worse than before you went gluten free.

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The choice whether to do one or not is yours alone to make.

While I do agree with this statement, you (OP) need to be aware that since a biopsy is still the "gold standard" for diagnosis for many physicians, one that is not "real" or not having one at all can potentially lead to problems down the road with insurance and any other situation that may arise where you need to "prove" you have celiac disease.

I've been in a dispute with my insurance company already regarding prescription medication. If a medication has gluten in it and the doctor prescribes a different brand, they want to charge me the highest copay if a generic is available (I have a 10/20/40 plan) since they are considering it a "choice" instead of a medical need. My insurance company would only change it once my GI wrote a letter stating the medical necessity of me not being prescribed the one with gluten.

There may be doctors who would do this without a biopsy, although mine told me my diagnosis was "complete" when I had the positive blood work and positive biopsy followed by a positive response to the gluten-free diet.

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Hello

It does take time to heal & detoxify yourbody. For some it happens quickly & others it takes a couple of years but don't give up... You didn't get this way overnight nor will you get better overnight....

Gluten is like poision so you will feel ups & downs...depressed,anger,sadness,why me? all part of recovery.......

A suggestion would be to try to stick with the very basic foods, naked meats, fish, limit fruits & veggies.. Stay away from heavy processed foods even though they may be gluten-free....nightshade & dairy free may also be off limits until your stress intestinal tract can heal....

Digestive enzymes & probiotics may also help you along.....

hope you feel better soon......

blessings

mamaw

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Hi there I'm new on here just joined and wanted to give everyone some help. Plesae don"t despair and try not to let this pathetic disease get you down.

I was dignosed with celiac disease 6 years ago and I can tell you it's a frustrating diet to lead and stick to. But what I want share with everyone is that please don\t give up as there is light at the end of this long dark tunnel. I have had rectal bleeding recently so after I visited my gastroentorologist last week he admitted into hospital today for a colonoscopy and gastroscopy and guess what.....MY VILLI HAS NOW GROWN BACK AND HE SAID IT IS NORMAL.....what a relief to know that cutting gluten out of my diet really does help...he will be advising me whether I am able to now eat some gluten foods or not. I just wanted to try help you all out there knowing that this is life long disease it really does help to be strict with your gluten. I also have not touched oats at all as they really made me very very ill. Good luck to you all with staying happy and gluten free.

Gill03 South Africa

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Hi there I'm new on here just joined and wanted to give everyone some help. Plesae don"t despair and try not to let this pathetic disease get you down.

I was dignosed with celiac disease 6 years ago and I can tell you it's a frustrating diet to lead and stick to. But what I want share with everyone is that please don\t give up as there is light at the end of this long dark tunnel. I have had rectal bleeding recently so after I visited my gastroentorologist last week he admitted into hospital today for a colonoscopy and gastroscopy and guess what.....MY VILLI HAS NOW GROWN BACK AND HE SAID IT IS NORMAL.....what a relief to know that cutting gluten out of my diet really does help...he will be advising me whether I am able to now eat some gluten foods or not. I just wanted to try help you all out there knowing that this is life long disease it really does help to be strict with your gluten. I also have not touched oats at all as they really made me very very ill. Good luck to you all with staying happy and gluten free.

Gill03 South Africa

Welcome to the forum! Congratulations on doing so well on your diet that all your little villi have grown back!!! But why, oh why, would you want to even think of adding gluten back into your diet when it's taken you six years to get to where you are today? Once a celiac, always a celiac...so we need to be gluten-free for life.

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Hi there I'm new on here just joined and wanted to give everyone some help. Plesae don"t despair and try not to let this pathetic disease get you down.

I was dignosed with celiac disease 6 years ago and I can tell you it's a frustrating diet to lead and stick to. But what I want share with everyone is that please don\t give up as there is light at the end of this long dark tunnel. I have had rectal bleeding recently so after I visited my gastroentorologist last week he admitted into hospital today for a colonoscopy and gastroscopy and guess what.....MY VILLI HAS NOW GROWN BACK AND HE SAID IT IS NORMAL.....what a relief to know that cutting gluten out of my diet really does help...he will be advising me whether I am able to now eat some gluten foods or not. I just wanted to try help you all out there knowing that this is life long disease it really does help to be strict with your gluten. I also have not touched oats at all as they really made me very very ill. Good luck to you all with staying happy and gluten free.

Gill03 South Africa

Please don't go back to eating gluten even if the doctor says you can. Once a celiac always a celiac. You have healed and you want to stay that way.

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Please don't go back to eating gluten even if the doctor says you can. Once a celiac always a celiac. You have healed and you want to stay that way.

Agreed.

I've heard several people recently mention that their doctors / nutritionist / etc. said it would be OK to try gluten again after healing. I don't understand why in the world this advice would be given.

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I've been in a dispute with my insurance company already regarding prescription medication. If a medication has gluten in it and the doctor prescribes a different brand, they want to charge me the highest copay if a generic is available (I have a 10/20/40 plan) since they are considering it a "choice" instead of a medical need. My insurance company would only change it once my GI wrote a letter stating the medical necessity of me not being prescribed the one with gluten.

I never thought to challenge this. I have a similar prescription plan. I guess so far I've been lucky enough to find a generic that is gluten free. Of course this didn't come easy either. Took calling and going to several pharmacies.

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