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3/16/11 10:07 P

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Seems to me that since I went off Gluten I feel so much better. Why would I start eating gluten again and be sick for up to six weeks (or longer, since whenever I accidentally get a little gluten now I'm sick for up to a week just before it clears my system.) Just to get a Dr. to agree that my blood test is positive.

Forget that. I don't need the test to tell me how much better I feel. And that is enough.

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3/16/11 1:35 P

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fancy meeting you here, Bailey! yeah... the indicator was a blood test, i'm not sure which one, but she said go off the gluten for a month and see if that fixes it. so far i'm feeling better already... not sure if i should be hopeful or not, on the one hand if all i have to do to feel like a human being again is give up gluten, maybe it's worth it. *shrug* we'll see what happens :-) glad you're here though!

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3/16/11 1:15 P

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Well hello!!! I went GF for a month and everything was great. then I went back on for 1 week to get the blood test. that was the WORST week of my life! And the blood test was negative. If your health insurance will cover the blood tests, I strongly suggest you get this done before going GF.

I got a lot of responses that I was not back on gluten long enough and to do it again. NO WAY! I have been GF coming up on 3 yrs now. The longer you are away from gluten the worse your reaction will be to it. And unlike TOM cramps, running will not help these cramps!

DO NOT go crazy buying GF items, they are costly and have more calories than regular. Eating whole foods works just as well. I only have bread once a week now. You can get carbs in other ways than bread.

Might not be able to enjoy some of the after race snacks though!!!





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NORMAMURIEL Posts: 106
3/16/11 8:14 A

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Want to chime in with the others on this board. It seems a lot of people get false neg test only to find out removing gluten works, so if you go gluten free for four weeks you are almost guaranteeing that you will test negative, and go back to gluten and feel miserable and possibly end up with some form of cancer later on. In my case the blood test came back positive and, since I had every other test to try to figure out why I always felt sick and tired, I was given two options either the intestinal test which is the gold standard as far as celiac disease is concern or do go on a new life style change (I refuse to call this a diet since that infers I might be able to go back to gluten at some point in time). Had enough of things being shoved where they should be, and chose the new life style instead. That was Aug 2006 and haven't looked back. I recommend the book Gluten Free for Dummies. Easy to read and will give you the in site you need to decide what is best for you , and to warn you of the pitfalls that happen to all of us. Welcome and Good Luck

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3/16/11 1:36 A

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I agree; get tested first. I had gluten in my system, but was told to do a test with wheat six weeks later. Oh! Four days of feeling awful! Good luck.
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3/16/11 1:11 A

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What tests did your Dr do? You really should get a definite answer before going GF since to test later you have to go back on gluten for the tests to be accurate and most people can't handle going back on due to much pain and suffering.

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3/15/11 11:41 P

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Glad to have you and welcome to the team. Make sure that you read every label as well as what you wash your body with too. They are in them too. emoticon

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3/15/11 11:02 P

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Also a runner! Diagnosed with Celiac February 2010. Definitely was a huge adjustment, but well worth the payoff to go gluten-free. Hope you get an answer soon!

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3/15/11 10:41 P

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emoticon I am a runner too and have been diagnosed with Celiac disease for a year.

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3/15/11 9:00 P

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emoticon to the team. Good luck to your gluten free journey. I know at first it very hard but when you get use too and plan ahead that make it lot easy on you.

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3/15/11 8:44 P

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oh yeah, and i'm a big runner--any runners here?

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3/15/11 8:43 P

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so i've been sick for about 5 years now and the DRs could never tell me what's wrong. i'm nauseated all the time, GI issues, fatigue, headaches, just all around sick. i got a call yesterday and the DR says the test indicate i might have celiac disease and that i should go gluten free for the next 4 weeks to test the theory... so, HERE i am! i had to go shopping like crazy today cause i have NOTHING that isn't wheat based in my house to eat! lol! well, i had kix. here goes nothing emoticon

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