I developed stomach and bowel problems after being given too many antibiotics to treat pneumonia, followed by bronchitis. After being treated by a gastroenterologist, who did many tests, she informed me that I was not celiac. However, this month I had allergy tests and the doctor told me that I was allergic to gluten. This makes no sense to me as if I am not celica, how can I be allergic to gluten products.
I would question what teste the gastro. doctor did to come to the conclusion that you do not have Celiac. Blood test can be a false negativeor false positive. The only way to truely rule out or diagnose Celiac disease is through a biopsy. It is imperative that you get a correct diagnoses and advocate for yourself. The only way I was diagnosed was because my sister was diagnosed. Unfortunately she had to acquire many wrong diagnosis before finally finding out what was really causing all of the health issues. I also agree with the other comment...I have heard of people being sensitve or allergic to gluten without having Celiac Disease. I guess the difference would be that with Celiac your body actually attacks itself with gluten is ingested making it an autoimmune disease. With an allergy, you would just have a reaction specific to your body without your body attacking itself. I will still make sure by requesting a biopsy...it can save you a lot of headache later on....
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