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Re: Celiac Disease

Re: Celiac Disease

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Posted by Gloria on October 31, 2000 at 19:57:48:

In Reply to: Re: Celiac Disease posted by Angie E on October 20, 2000 at 10:40:04:

: : Has anyone been tested for Celiac disease. The symptoms are very similar to IBS and I've read a few articles of people that are miss diagnosed with IBS when the really have Celica disease.

: I have Celiac. But all my blood tests came out negative because I had already been on the gluten free diet for several weeks. My GI dr. said we could do the upper intestional biopsy if I wanted to, but I would have already started healing if in fact that is what it is. He said that since the gluten free diet is working for me, that we will just assume that I am. He said because there is no medication for it and no cure other than a change in diet, that there was really no need unless I just wanted it official. If there were drugs for it or a cure, I would definitly want the test, so my dr. and I just go on the assumption that I am. I have not had one bit of diarrhea since being on the gluten free diet and my life really hasn't changed that much. Eating at friends homes is more difficult, but now all my gourmet friends see me as a challenge and are always trying to impress me with a gluten free dish. I let them...so far they are doing a great job. One even made me a wonderful rich chocolate flourless cake for my birthday! My e-mail address is [email protected] if you want the recipe.
: Angie E
: PS. I had no idea about Celiac disease until I logged onto this board. I started listing my symptoms and bingo, someone, I can't remember if it was TK or CP, suggested Celiac. I started doing research and I have it. I also had Graves Disease which is connected. E-mail me and I'll give you all the celiac sites!
: Angie E

Angie, I wonder if this is what I have. Maybe I should try this diet and see what happens. I have a lot of diarrhea and cramping and it's mostly triggered by eating. But I wonder if it's what I'm eating! Can you give me some idea(s) as to how to research this or find out what foods to eat that are gluten free?

Thanks so much for your help.

Gloria




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