Hi everybody. Just got 2 positive blood test results and I'm currently waiting for follow up . So....been trawling the net and found this site really helpful and definitely 'user friendly'. My question relates to symptoms and reactions to getting glutened.
I had an endoscopy 2 weeks ago which showed a small duodenal ulcer and I'm waiting for the Clo test result for possible helicobacter which I had 20 odd years ago and sort of pointed the direction for the current tests. The positive cd result from a blood test was a surprise so will probably need a second endoscopy to confirm! My symptoms have been more reflux related than anything else. My GP said not to start a gf diet until cd absolutely confirmed so I'm eating and drinking as normal.
What is unclear at the moment is that assuming I do need to start the gf diet and I then get glutened will the reaction be worse than my current symptoms? Most comments from people relating to reactions seem pretty severe - but of course I can't know how bad things were for particular individuals prior to going gf.
Hope this makes sense - sorry it's so long but any comments will be welcomed!