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  1. I don't think so. Even simple tTG IgA blood tests aren't available. No, I have not been checked for them. But I do not see how vitamin deficiencies outside of celiac disease would improve on a gluten free diet, which is what I saw (improvement of symptoms on a gluten free diet). Thanks...
  2. Biopsy report has arrived. "No villous atrophy" and "absence of evidence of celiac disease in the limits of this test." "Villi of normal height" in the bulb biopsies. Negative for celiac disease. My parents are now all over it with "you DO NOT have celiac disease." I don't know if...
  3. Everyone is different. Some may develop symptoms immediately, others take longer, some don't at all. You may not be able to know until you try it. I'm not sure about the gluten challenge suggested by your doctor (going back to a gluten-containing diet after going gluten-free is called a gluten...
  4. I apologize for the late update; it has been somewhat busy lately. The gluten challenge has been going well, I've managed to hit significant quantities of gluten and the symptoms were kept at bay. Aside from extreme fatigue and flatulence, nothing much more than what I already had before starting...
  5. If I eat gluten early in the day, it becomes almost impossible to do anything more than just sitting and looking at the wall all day. So currently I'm limited to only one gluten meal that I consume at night, versus three before I knew about gluten. I've found some information, and I think...
  6. Alright then. I just didn't want to have to eat more gluten than is adequate for an accurate result and cause too much unnecessary harm. But there is a lot of disagreement anyway regarding what is enough to trigger the desired response (some say 3g of gluten per day, others 10g per day, etc). I guess...
  7. I am not in the USA but if that is the case then I may not be able to do an endoscopy. 3 months after the blood test which itself is probably six weeks after starting a gluten challenge (total of ~4.5 months) is too much. Even the initial 6 weeks is a lot in my opinion. "Under a doctor's...
  8. It has happened. I have taken in the first visible dose of gluten (not much—about a pill sized fragment) after over a year of gluten free, or rather "gluten reduced." Nothing much has happened so far, but things hit many hours later according to my only experience with glutening. I will try t...
  9. That was my intention for a long time. But it requires a lot, there are many obstacles and it's difficult, if not impossible, to make progress towards such a goal when you are being continuously impaired and assaulted by gluten on a regular basis. I do not agree though, I believe a diagnosis...
  10. Thank you for your reply @trents. That's what I expected. I will probably only get one chance to be diagnosed, so I better make the most out of it. Ultimately no, because she has taken medical studies very long ago (but she is not practicing medicine now). Back then, science's understanding...
  11. Please read the entire post as every part is important. I am 17 years old, male. I live in somewhat of a third-world country; so the medical situation is not exactly very developed or up to date, especially concerning something as complicated and misunderstood as celiac. I would not be surprised...