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I'm having a blood test tomorrow to see if I have coeliac.

Does anyone else have this?

Any advice for me should the blood test come back positive


A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Eating Gluten Free
A strict gluten-free diet is the only medical treatment for coeliac disease. Removing gluten from the diet enables your gut to heal and your symptoms to improve.
What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in:
Wheat (including spelt)
What can I eat?
There are four groups of food that are suitable for those on a gluten free diet:
Naturally gluten free foods
For example: Fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh meats, eggs, nuts and legumes, milk, fats and oils and gluten free grains e.g. rice and corn.
Products labelled ‘gluten free’
You can be confident that products labelled ‘gluten free’ contain no detectable gluten.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:


What is coeliac disease?
In people with coeliac disease (pronounced ‘seel-ee-ak’ and spelt celiac in some countries) the immune system reacts abnormally to gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats), causing small bowel damage. The tiny, finger-like projections which line the bowel (villi) become inflamed and flattened. This is referred to as villous atrophy. Villous atrophy reduces the surface area of the bowel available for nutrient absorption, which can lead to various gastrointestinal and malabsorptive symptoms. Symptoms can also be caused by inflammation in other parts of the body.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Stay away from gluten and dairy girl! I eat paleo breads and drink almond milk. I also cut out sugar too! I also started taking zinc to calm and heal the gut! It's celiac disease is what I thinking you mean. Actually if you have it and get rid of gluten, your fibro my feel better! I know a girl who had fibro and cut out gluten and suffered no more. Didn't work for me but helped!

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was also told by my gastroenterologist if you have IBS or sny other bowel related condition, don't eat grain bread. The grains as they are passing through will scratch the bowel etc and cause unnecessary damage and irritation. He told my Mum the same as she has diverticulitis. He told her to eat wholemeal as he said white bread will clog you up as it takes a lot longer to break down.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Take out Dairy foods! Almond milk has helped. For the want of milk lol
I've found out with Fibromyalgia And Dairy I'm so sick right away. Mostly milk.
I hope this helps.

posted over 4 years ago
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