You can't rely on skin prick tests for food allergies I've read over and over. (When I had mine done years before my CD dx, I was allergic to tomatoes and rubber.)
You can't even rely on blood allergy tests. The best test is elimination diet. If you want a confirmed diagnosis via blood and biopsy for celiac, you need to continue eating gluten until they're done. Sometimes they're negative and people still go gf and feel better, so they stay gf. They're glad to have done the tests. If you feel better gf and try to tell others in your family about it, they might not take you as seriously without a "confirmed" diagnosis from a doctor (ala blood and biopsy). Sometimes it's just good to KNOW KNOW, ya know? ;)
If your doc did an endoscopy, did he/she do biopsies or just take a "look-see" ... it would be a shame to have gone to the trouble of it all if they didn't biopsy anywhere. However, people have come out with negative biopsies and still gone gf and felt better. I don't hear about the people who don't feel much different, but I'm sure they're out there, too.
You might have leaky gut caused by some other means. Read more here: www.leakygut.co.uk
. Also, to learn more, read as much as you can before trying the diet. Gluten-Free Living for Dummies is popular. tinyurl.com/au76hs
Your stomach problems ARE suspect. But you might have parasites or candida, too. Symptoms overlap.
GERD: try eating more alkaline vs acid foods at every meal (grains are acidic) - salads are our friends. :) www.itsmyownhealth.com
has a list.
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better LORITOT!
Good luck and keep us informed.
Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 3/7/2009 (22:32)
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