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  1. So, my doctor has put me on a 2 week gluten challenge for a celiac test because of continued gut problems, but I'm a little concerned about how it's going. Also, I'm worried that it will all be for nothing, as I've been pretty much gluten free (aside from the occasional cheat) for a few years now. They think that I might be celiac, although I have just been treating myself as gluten intolerant since finding out I felt better cutting gluten from my diet. I'm on day 3 and although day 1 and 2 were horrendous, the symptoms do seem to have become more tolerable - which is kind of making me even doubt my own previous convictions on my sensitivity. Is this normal? I am getting more neurological symptoms than digestive ones, when previously I always had a lot of pain in my guts when I ate gluten, as well as bloating, acid reflux and all that fun stuff. I'm also surprisingly managing to eat a lot more than normal, even though gluten has generally made me lose my appetite and have gastroparesis-like symptoms. I don't really know why my hunger levels are so crazy, and I'm worried that I'm going to put on a load of extra weight, only to get a negative celiac result and feel like I've wasted my time. I was wondering if anyone could relate to any of this or would be able to explain it? I've been told to eat wheat for every meal, or at least 3 times a day, so that it's the equivalent of 4-6 slices of bread... I'm not sure whether this is going to be worth it, but also confused as to why my symptoms are fluctuating so much. Yesterday I felt drugged and headachey and today I just feel lethargic and bit depressed but nothing much more. I seem to be getting weird pressure changes in my ears and head and my lymph nodes are swollen but I'm not sure if that's related. I'm just surprised by the lack of pain...if anything I feel quite numb. Anyway, any light on this all would be much appreciated! I've rambled somewhat.
  2. Celiac.com 06/12/2018 - A life-long gluten-free diet is the only proven treatment for celiac disease. However, current methods for assessing gluten-free diet compliance are lack the sensitivity to detect occasional dietary transgressions that may cause gut mucosal damage. So, basically, there’s currently no good way to tell if celiac patients are suffering gut damage from low-level gluten contamination. A team of researchers recently set out to develop a method to determine gluten intake and monitor gluten-free dietary compliance in patients with celiac disease, and to determine its correlation with mucosal damage. The research team included ML Moreno, Á Cebolla, A Muñoz-Suano, C Carrillo-Carrion, I Comino, Á Pizarro, F León, A Rodríguez-Herrera, and C Sousa. They are variously affiliated with Facultad de Farmacia, Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain; Biomedal S.L., Sevilla, Spain; Unidad Clínica de Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain; Celimmune, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; and the Unidad de Gastroenterología y Nutrición, Instituto Hispalense de Pediatría, Sevilla, Spain. For their study, the team collected urine samples from 76 healthy subjects and 58 patients with celiac disease subjected to different gluten dietary conditions. To quantify gluten immunogenic peptides in solid-phase extracted urines, the team used a lateral flow test (LFT) with the highly sensitive and specific G12 monoclonal antibody for the most dominant GIPs and an LFT reader. They detected GIPs in concentrated urines from healthy individuals previously subjected to gluten-free diet as early as 4-6 h after single gluten intake, and for 1-2 days afterward. The urine test showed gluten ingestion in about 50% of patients. Biopsy analysis showed that nearly 9 out of 10 celiac patients with no villous atrophy had no detectable GIP in urine, while all patients with quantifiable GIP in urine showed signs of gut damage. The ability to use GIP in urine to reveal gluten consumption will likely help lead to new and non-invasive methods for monitoring gluten-free diet compliance. The test is sensitive, specific and simple enough for clinical monitoring of celiac patients, as well as for basic and clinical research applications including drug development. Source: Gut. 2017 Feb;66(2):250-257.  doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2015-310148.
  3. My first post. Have just had blood tests for celiac (family history and symptoms). My query is every website mentioning the tests say you should have some gluten in your diet beforehand. My doctor ordered the test for next day, though I pointed out I'd been avoiding gluten for two months (and felt much better and had seen improvements in blood tests since then). GP says it isn't important and won't affect results. I had an endoscopy (?) about ten years ago - I was also gluten free then, and the results showed gastritis and reflux, an SeHCAT test showed malabsorption but no celiac. Am worried that another clear test will cause false negative. Can anyone advise please\/
  4. I'm new in forum and you people my only hope. First i ask to be excuse for my English but i hope you or some of you will understand my question. My road with gluten is long but the main problem is that in my country is not well understood and hard to get tested. I always thought that i have gluten issue and my problems looked like this: diharea very common almost every day bloating nausea ITC... My first test step was antigliadin antibodyes and results were Antigliadin igg 4 an normal was <6 Antigliadin IGA 5.5 normal <5 so borderline (but i was gluten-free for3 mounts before the test) Than ige for wheat allergy weak positive I did genetic test with results DQ 5 and DQ7 Can someone please tell me does it ruleout celiac definitely Sorry for long post and i hope to find answers
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