Hi there! I wonder if there's anyone who could answer my queries.
I am back on a "normal" diet in preparation for an endoscopy. I was told that I should eat gluten for at least six weeks prior to examination. Everything seems quite clear and straightforward...however, I have started to have maybe-unjustified doubts:
- is six weeks really sufficient or should I continue eating gluten a little longer...just in case... (I have read
elsewhere on the internet that it should actually be six to eight weeks or even three months!)
- how much gluten do I have to eat? Apparently it should be three slices of bread a day (but then
someone says four)...am so confused!! And also: what if, one day, I don't want to eat that much
bread...how much pasta is equivalent to a slice of bread? To how much bread is a pizza equivalent? I
guess it's not so easy to answer these questions, so I'd better keep eating those (3 or 4?) slices of
- one day I did not feel well at all and I think I only ate two slices of bread and nothing else containing
gluten...can this have a significant impact on the results of the biopsy?
- finally: would the same "guidelines" apply to "preparation" for the blood test done to check level of
antibodies to gliadin (I'm sure everyone knows what blood test I'm talking about despite my probably
I actually have more questions, but will leave that for another post ....don't want to be bombarding you with too many queries!!
Hope someone can help with the above for now! Many thanks in advance.