If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit. Charles Stanley
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Fitness Minutes: (104,837) Posts: 18,914 3/17/10 5:05 P
I did what you did and it was a mistake actually. You should not go off gluten before the blood test.
I was off for 1 month. felt great. Ate wheat 3 times a day for a week and I HATED MYSELF so much I didn't want to be with me! Blood test came back negative.
I was told I was not on wheat long enough after being off for a week. I thought 1 week would have been plenty. People told me to do it again but eat wheat longer. And that week was so hard, I don't care about the test, I am NOT going thru that again.
Then I was told the blood test is so inaccurate anyway and to just do the biopsy. Oh, I'm supposed to eat wheat for that too!
I never bothered. If I feel better w/o wheat and if the celiac diagnosis makes no difference in what I eat, why put myself thru it.
I would get the test done ASAP if you are going to do it. Best of luck to you.
My mom actually asked our family doctor about that and she said that it was fine to try the diet first and that they could still detect it. So, I am just going to have to go in real soon here whether my mom gets her results back in time or not. I am probably going to make an appointment the first of the week to go get tested. I really just feel like I need to know, but I didn't want to go spend the money to get tested and find out that I didn't have it without trying it first. Thank you for the congratulations and your advice!
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Congratulations on your experiment! As I understand it, though, you have to still be on the regular wheat diet for them to test you for celiac disease. I doubt that you would want to go back on it just so they can test you! If it helps and it works for you then just keep it up. I am considering doing that for my wife and I, too. We have both become, apparently gluten intolerant since having our gall bladders removed. We know a LOT of other people who are going through the same thing. The doctors don't always tell you about that.
Learn from the mistakes of others. Life is too short to make them all yourself.
My name is Celia Keehn and I have been trying out a gluten free diet to see if it helps me to feel better. I have been at it a couple of weeks now and I feel great. I feel like I have my life back. I sleep better, I feel better emotionally, I have more energy, and I don't have many of the listed symptoms anymore. I will soon go in and get tested for Celiac to see if that is what I have. My mom is who got me on the band wagon on this one because she started it hoping it would help her and realized that many of the symptoms she was experiencing, I had mentioned or complained about as well. I hope that I can really keep up with it. Some of it seems really easy, like going without regular bread (there are alternatives), not having bagels, and keeping an eye on what is in what. However, there are a few things that I have not found alternatives for, such as ice cream, scones, and croissants. These are some of my FAVORITE things and I just try to avoid thinking about them at all. I have lost 4.4 pounds while watching what I eat and eliminating bread from my diet. I still eat carbs in some things, but is definitely A LOT less. Wish me luck on my journey and I wish you all luck as well!! If you would like to catch me on Facebook, you can find me at http://profile.to/celia.keehn.
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