Using gluten free diet with UC or CD when not diagnosed with Celiac

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   Posted 7/22/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone used a gluten free diet with UC or CD even thought they don't have Celiac? If so did it help with symptoms?
 Robin mother of 2yr old son diagnosed in Apr this yr with UC
 He's only on Culterella as of now

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   Posted 7/22/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd to know this as well. I just had blood work done for Celiac...haven't come back yet.

Dianosed with colitis 2004-Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day
.5mg clonazepam
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Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08

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   Posted 7/22/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   

I use a gluten free diet, I don't have Celiacs, but when I eat regular bread, or or anything containing large amounts of wheat or wheat flour I tend to get bloated and feel a bit nauseous.  Since swiching to gluten free, I just don't get this anymore.

My specialist said there is no real scientific evidence to back this up, but, he also said if it works for you, you're not going to do yourself any harm by cutting out gluten.

There are so many gluten free products available now, its not hard to cut it out at all, and when you dine out, it's pretty easy to pick meals that don't have wheat in. 

Boy From OZ
UC left side diagnosed 2006
Current Meds
Salofalk Enemas 4 gm (daily)
Prednisolone 30 mg
Omega3 2g (Enteric Coated)
Iron + Vit C
Vit B12 injection (Monthly)

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   Posted 7/22/2008 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
My docs thought I had Celiac because my iron was deathly low, but my tests came back negative, thank God.

Since then, I've picked up a lot of gluten free things, and it certainly hasn't hurt me any.
21 years old

Diagnosed with moderate/severe UC June 2007

Taking Lialda 3x a day, and just started taking Entocort(3 pills/day) on 5/29/08. Started to taper off on the steroid, but, that proved to be bad..

Severely anemic, was taking 3 65mg iron tablets a day, now just down to 1 because my hemoglobin levels are almost normal, and I cannot stand the stomach aches I get from all that iron. However, I was down to just 1 Entocort a few days ago and started to have a flare, so, I might have ruined my levels again. =/

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