My story -- I have many celiac symptoms: bloating; IBS; constipation/diarrhea/sticky stool; joint pain; muscle pain; easy bruising; bone pain (hips); severe fatique; irritability; and even depression. I became lactose intolerant in my early 30's. My vitamen D is low and my liver is beginning to get sick. Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about celiac disease (and diagnosis) at the time and did the go off of gluten for two weeks + trial. I began to feel better, the accupuncture was really helping. then i went to get diagnosed, only to find out that one week back on gluten is not enough time for good antibody results (low positive results on TTG). so determined negative twice (both times only eating gluten for one week). i later found out you need to eat it for 4-5 weeks. I couldn't get past the 1.5 week assault on body to get the 4 weeks needed for biopsy. Okay - the question is How Important is the "confirmed diagnosis" or is there any other way than eating gluten for 4 weeks for biopsy??? Thanks. Kim
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