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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Greg, our stories are almost identical except for I could tolerate potatoes and jello. I have been diagnosed with gp since 2001 followed by a celiac positive, then celiac negative...I am now attempting to be gluten free. I also believe that I have developed a wheat allergy. I would not suggest you eat spinich, look up a low residue diet and follow and try to exclude gluten. If you stomach feels that raw you should talk to your doc about putting you on liquid carafate, it really helps and it will allow you to eat more foods. One of my mainstays was chicken broth with carrots, celery and potatoes ,it was perfect.
  2. Thanks, I guess the issue has been that at the time I was having trouble with what was diagnosed as gastroparesis and and as a result I was having malabsorbtion issues. It was my primary care doctor who did the blood test for celiac and that one came back as what he termed a weak positive, my GI was so busy trying to get my other stomach issues under control that he didn't even seem to put any value on the celiac idea..but I pushed it and he did another test and that one came back negative...so it was which one to believe?? to be fair though the second tests results, in my opinion, could have been comprimised due to not being able to eat a regular diet. I decided to try a gluten-free diet and as I said I did feel better, but again the other stomach issues were also improving, so I became lax and did return to eating foods that contain gluten (to be honest I never really and still don't understand the whole thing, but I am attempting to learn). I have tried to watch the amounts I consume and I think in my own twisted thinking if I only consumed a little it was okay, but now I know that is not the case. I am calling my doctor in the am and making an appt to get this settled once and for all. I am wondering if the gp and the celiac are one and the same. I did not consume any gluten or wheat today and am feeling better, I also took a benedryl for the itching so that is better. I am just feeling overwhelmed.
  3. First off let me say that I am new to this board, and I am so happy to have a place to go to ask this question. I was diagnosed with gastroparesis several years ago and as a result I was diagnosed with celiac...however it was through blood tests, one was a "weak" positive and the other was a negative. I know that when I stay away from the gluten I do feel better, so I have been operating under the assumption that I have a sensitivity, but not a full blown allergy..until lately. The last couple of days I have noticed that when I consume gluten (in the form of bread or muffin etc) that after eating it I get the feeling of needing to constantly clear my throat and maybe that the inside of my throat is swelling up a bit, not bad, but noticeable, I also notice that I become hoarse. The other thins is that when I eat those items I get almost like a canker sore on the roof of my mouth, but it goes away by the next day. I also become itchy all over. Last night after eating a slice of toast it felt like my lips were swollen and tingling. I know this sounds stupid, but are these signs that my sensitivity is getting worse? or could it be something else? Thank you so much