I haven't been diagnosed with Celiac, but have many of the symptoms and multiple other autoimmune disorders. My doctor doesn't want to run the tests. He basically stated symptoms are symptoms and if they go away with treatment what does a diagnosis matter.....He wants me to go gluten free for 3-4 weeks and see how I feel. Once I completely eliminate gluten, how long should it take to see if there is an improvement? And, if I've eliminated gluten, will any of the tests for celiac even be accurate? And last but not least, is there such a thing as a gluten allergy or intolerance but not celiac? If so, do I completely have to eliminate gluten or just stay away from large amounts of it in things like bread and pasta.
Thanks in advance for any help or information that can be offered.
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