Was my gluten challenge too short?
My daughter tested very positive for Celiac which was confirmed with the Endoscopy. Her doctor suggested that my wife and I get tested.
We had thought that I may have it as well as I had been on a extremely low carb diet that one of my doctors put me on to help control my
reflux, which a lot of issues went away shortly after going onto the diet. I checked with my primary doctor to see how long I need to do the
gluten challeng and he said to eat a normal gluten based diet for a week (what is a normal gluten based diet?)
I checked with my gastro doc and he said to eat 4 slices of bread a day for 4 weeks. The thought that I may have
it came from about 2 weeks before my daughter was tested and I had a few glasses of Whiskey (cheap stuff) and the next day stomach
cramps and many visits to the bathroom. Everyone passed it that I was hung over, which I have never been before.
A week or two later I have even less whiskey and get sick again (black velvet whiskey)
The next day I have a piece of cake and I get sick yet again.. Not really knowing what is going on.
My daughter gets tested and comes back positive. I start the gluten challenge and it was hell for 4 weeks. Massive fatigue comes back,
bruises all over again, stomach cramps (whcih were new), many visits to the bathroom (new), socially withdrawn, gained 25 lbs and massive
appetite came back.
Reading on the celiac disease foundation site they suggest a 12 week period for a gluten challenge.
Was mine too short?
My doctor ordered 2 tests. The Tissue Transglutaminase IGA and the Gliadin Antibody IGA.
Both came back negative, but online reading suggests that anything short of 6 weeks is too short and you will get a negative result.
2 days after I had stopped the gluten challenge, I feel a ton better.
Do I see a different doctor and restart the gluten challenge for longer (I would hate to restart it again)?