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   Posted 11/6/2014 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been diagnosed with malabsorption and Irritable bowel. I have had diarrhea following meals for two years. My dr tested me for gluten allergy and intolerence with a blood test and biopsy. He said my villi looked flattened. All tests came back negative. I was told to try a gluten free diet and my diarrhea decreased. How can I test negative, but the diet after two months, has stopped my diarrhea and has improved my overall health. I also have a rash on my ankle which my dermatologist suggested is a gluten rash. Does anyone have any experience in this??

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   Posted 11/7/2014 2:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Foods that contain gluten can aggravate celiac disease. Examples are breads, crackers, muffins, pasta, pizza, cakes, and pies. Rye and barley also contain gluten, so it can cause problems for those with celiac disease. People with gluten sensitivity suffer abdominal pain, fatigue, or headaches, but they don't have the intestinal damage or more severe consequences of celiac disease. However, a gluten-free diet will eliminate symptoms as what you have said.

Avoiding gluten will stop the symptoms and allow the intestine to repair itself. You may also feel better within days of removing gluten from your diet. You must avoid foods like pasta, baked goods, and cereal.

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   Posted 11/7/2014 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
This is a conversation you should have with your DR.

"Why did he recommend a GF diet? Do the flattened villi indicate Celiac disease? Why are the blood tests not confirming this diagnosis?"

I'm glad you are feeling better on a GF diet. Keep it up and you should continue to see improvements.
52 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day) generic Colazal (9 6 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (2 tsp daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Scope in 8/11 found no evidence of inflammation!

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   Posted 12/8/2014 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont no why the tests can come back like that but it happens...alot. All u can do is the diet and see how u feel. After 3 months, i ate gluten. I got sick. Now every time I do somehow, I get even sicker. Listen to ur body. Best thing.

fibro, chronic fatigue, rls, ibs, depression, insomnia, and celiac.
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