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  1. Thank you all so much for your responses. I'm thinking that I may want to find another gastroenterologist and stick w/the gluten-free diet. I'll look on the Doctors board to see what criteria to use to choose a doc. Thanks again.
  2. Hello everyone, My mom was diagnosed w/celiac disease, so I had the blood tests to see if I have the disease. I have not had any diarrhea or other intestinal symptoms over the course of my life (I'm in my early 40s), but just wanted to be sure. My blood test results came back positive (I don't know the numbers, but had the endomysial and gliadin antibody tests, and I think one more). I then had an endoscopy/biopsy, with the following results: "slight villous blunting, focal intraepithelial lymphocytes, and lamina propriaa plasma cell proliferation. The findings are non specific and might be associate with mild duodenitis. However, the possibility of an early celiac or treated celiac disease cannot be excluded." Since I am in my early 40;s, the doctor said that early celiac disease doesn't make sense, but he still recommended a gluten-free diet. I've been on the diet for a year, and don't feel any different. My doc said that if I want, I can slowly reintroduce gluten, see how I feel, and then have another blood test if I still feel OK. Two questions: what do you think of my biopsy report? Should I try eating gluten again? I'm not sure on what basis to make my decision, and am very confused. Thanks for any help you can provide.
  3. I was recently diagnosed w/celiac disease, but have had autoimmune hearing loss for years. It started w/severe vertigo, then ringing in the ears, then has progressed to hearing loss in both ears (one ear is worse than the other). Do you have hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing) w/the vertigo? I'm hoping the glutenfree diet will help my ear problems.