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Experience With The Uni. Of Chicago Celiac Center?

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I am fairly close to chicago (about an hr away)

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I don't have experience, but I am in the Rockford area and was going to ask where you are at?

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I'm in SE Wisconsin (halfway between Madison and Milwaukee). Not far from Rockford!

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Yes, I went there a bit more than a year ago after having a positive celiac blood test & family history of the disease. I don't remember the name of the doctor I saw (a younger woman, she was very nice) but my experience was fine. When I went there I was already on a gluten free diet, so they couldn't do much in the way of follow-up testing from my earlier positive blood tests unless I was willing to do a gluten challenge for three months - which I wasn't, as my reactions to gluten had gotten much stronger than before going gluten free.

At any rate, they are pretty up-to-date on the most recent research, and they understand that you can still have gluten intolerance even if you test negative for celiac, which I think is a positive. The biggest downside is that you have to wait months to actually get an appointment there. If you are thinking about it, I would make the appointment now, as you probably won't be able to get in until May or June. You can always cancel it later if you see the local specialist and are happy with it.

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Thank you for the information! I will definitely check it out. I am so close I figured I might as well use it (if it is as good as it seems).

~Laura :)

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