To Be or Not To Be… Gluten Free

What would you do if you were Gluten Free (by choice) and your doctor asked you to do this?


  1. I guess I don’t understand why the doctor wants you to do this at all?
    Amanda @RunToTheFinish recently posted..Critical Mass MiamiMy Profile

    • Because my sister (a 1st degree relative) has celiac disease, I was supposed to get the blood test prior to going GF but I was unaware of that. So, now he would like me to get the test to rule out any sensitivity/intolerance, etc…. It sounds a little backward thinking but I guess I can understand his “theory” and at least it will be on my medical record for future reference. I hope that helps to clarify it a little better. Thanks for your comment 🙂

  2. I am in a very similar situation – not G-F as long as you but definitely long enough to know that it is right for me.

    Recently some other health issues have arisen that makes me and my doctor think that I may be celiac, or at least gluten sensitive. I elected to eat gluten again for 10 days before my blood tests and they came back negative, with the caveat that it could be a false negative due to one of the blood marker results.

    So back to G-F and now I learn we are going to do the gastroscopy and the celiac biopsy so I will have to eat gluten again for 10 day to 2 weeks leading up to that for realistic results.

    Whether they find anything or not I am going back to G-F.

    So, to answer your question, YES… because I WANT to know so it is worth it to me.

    If you have children or think about having children, then I think you would want to know too as these conditions are genetic and you already know celiac is in your family.

    Good luck with your decision.
    Elle recently posted..Saturday ScrambleMy Profile

    • Hi Elle,
      Yes, I agree about wanting to know. I also have children and would like for them to be tested also. After a month of eating a little bit of gluten here and there, I have not seen many negative results (except a headache) so I don’t think it is a problem but I will still remain GF after the month is up. Thanks for your comment 🙂

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