I do plan to get DNA tested for Celiac Disease, but I plan to stay gluten free regardless of the diagnosis. A few people have asked me why.
Below are reactions I attribute to gluten.
The “immediate” symptoms start 10-15 minutes after a gluten exposure. (I just get acid reflux if it’s a very slight exposure).
The “delayed” symptoms start a couple hours to one day later, some lasting up to 4 days.
The “Long Term” are health issues I have had, some starting at age 7, which I might be able to attribute to gluten intolerance. I think I have had undiagnosed gluten intolerance for over 40 years. Now after a year of being 95% gluten free, many of my conditions are improving slowly. I haven’t been sick for a year – not even a cold! Liquid vitamins also help.
If you recognize yourself in the symptoms below, you might consider a gluten free diet as well.
Burning intestinal tract
Sharp stabbing abdominal pain
Red rash on face or head
Severe tooth decay (13 crowns)
Edema in lower legs
Low sex drive
Poor vitamin absorption
Over 40 allergies, including various foods
Early menopause onset
Broken ribs from coughing