Quick question. Have any of you ever been tested for celiac disease (gluten intolerance). I'm currently being tested for it (don't have results yet), but I've been reading that many people with supposed IBS benefit greatly from a gluten-free diet. I guess that many people have a gluten intolerance but their bloodwork and/or biopsies come back negative for celiac. It's like celiac disease running just beneath the radar. but when they try the celiac diet, their IBS symptoms disappear?
I already took the blood test about 3 weeks ago, so this week I've been going gluten-free and so far so good. Minimal cramping and many days pain free. Too soon to tell, though, if the diet is truly helping.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan