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  1. Thanks so much for your response ravenwoodglass - I do have a slip to get bloods done before my visit but I'm guessing he is not testing for celiac diease. He has requested FBC and diff, electrolytes, LFT's, LDH, ESR - Erythrocyte Sedimentation rte, C-Reactive Protein. What would be the test for Celiac Diesase?
  2. Hi there, I'm 49 years old and have always been fairly healthy apart forma few back issues. However, for the past year I have been struggling with crippling joint pain in my hips and shoulders. After months working with a physio and no improvement, I was finally referred to a rheumatologist and tested for rheumatoid arthritis but all tests have so far come back negative. On and off I've also been suffering with stomach issues, roiling nauseous gurgling stomach (almost like a hangover) and feeling drained and ill by 4pm in the afternoon. While googling my stomach symptoms I came across celiac diseas and discovered that many people suffer also chronic joint pain. Now I'm putting the pieces together and wondering if gluten could be causing all my pain. I'll be seeing my doctor in 3 weeks and in the meantime should I eliminate gluten from my diet to see if that alleviates my smptoms or would that prevent me from getting a positive result for celiac disease ?