Biopsy and gluten

United States
March 14, 2007 8:14am CST
My doctor and I think that I have Celiac disease. We've done the preliminary blood results (but I don't know the results yet) and she referred me to a gastroenterologist. My appointment is not until the middle of next month. She told me that I should go ahead and remove wheat, barley, and rye from my diet. I had read though on one of the sites online that you need the fiber in your system for the disease to show up. What I'm wondering is if I should wait until the biopsy until I eliminate gluten from my diet? I really would love to start 'cause I'm hoping it will make me feel better. For those of you who suffer from CD did you eliminate gluten from your diet before or after the official diagnosis and biopsy?
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I would probably eliminate that and see if I would feel better. It is not a bad thing and very simple to do. Perhaps you could end up not neededing that invasive procedure. Working with your body is like a love affair with yourself and so by stopping the offending substance your body would respond and you could therefore feel better. I wish you luck with this. I had a discussion on a cook book just for this kind of situation. I hope you look it up. I had the isbn number I think. Good luck with this.
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• United States
14 Mar 07
The thing is though I'd rather not stop eating all my favorite foods if I don't have to. That's why I was kind of waiting for a defient answer. I think the doc will still do the biopsy because of some of the things that my body is doing...:( I did catch that discussion of yours. I thought I had that book but it turns out it was another I was thinking of. I'll have to see about buying it. Thanks :)
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Ok, you are the mistress though I am prefer to no be invaded. Worth a try to eliminate those foods. I am sure you can find new favorite foods. There are so many. I wish you much luck and tender loving care in this situation.
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• United States
15 Mar 07
Thank you. It's going to be very hard. There are so many foods that have it in it - like bread, ect. And bread makes everything better...