Q&A: I might have Celiac disease-should I go into the doctor or just go on a gluten/wheat free diet?

Question by Kiki: I might have Celiac disease-should I go into the doctor or just go on a gluten/wheat free diet?
Anyone have any meal/snack suggestions? Lunch is the hardest.

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Answer by grlwiththegreeneyes

Hi my name is Li Lindsey and I have had celiac for 7 going on 8 years

If you are not sure if you have celiac you should definitely go to your doctor and have them order the “celiac panel” which is the blood test that diagnoses celiac. And you should not go on a gluten free diet until you get the results. Going on the gluten free diet before hand can cause a false negative on the blood test. Also over eating gluten would cause a false positive.

You should definitely go get check out by your doctor before jumping to any conclusions.

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