I had already given up wheat gluten 6 weeks before the test (although I was eating gluten free oats and gluten free rice thins). So with seeing the equivocal result I continued being gluten free (although 1 week over Christmas I did have regular bread and beer). Then I went gluten free again including not eating any oats. Then on the 13.8.14 I did the YorkTest food and drink IgG test after eating gluten for 4 weeks which showed that I had a reaction to: cows milk; yeast, brazil nuts, egg white and some wine but no reaction to gluten or wheat. Now I've given up dairy and yeast which means that I will still be avoiding breads and cakes but I'm eating Ryvita now. Last week a Gastroenterologist tested me for gluten allergy/intolerance (by now I had been eating gluten for 7 weeks although it was only Ryvita and some nice organic, yeast and dairy free biscuits. The results were all negative (apart from a positive ASO (Anti Streptolysin O)). So maybe my body is ok with gluten now after being mostly off it for a year. Then the gastroenterologist wanted me to do a serum test- HLA DQ2 DQ8 (genes that predispose you to celiac disease) but my health insurance didn't cover this and it would have cost about 300 GBP. So I declined and have just looked it up on the internet: celiacdisease.com article: "Do you need specific genes to have gluten sensitivity? by Jane Anderson". This is an interesting read. Pleased that I didn't bother doing the test but if it had been cheaper I would have done it out of interest. I've been booked in for an endoscopy and a colonoscopy next Saturday.
I gave up gluten because I was trying to reduce my Hashimoto's antibodies and my antibodies stayed the same. The only symptoms I had were very loose mushy cow pat stools while I was eating gluten and when off gluten my stools were like pebbles.
As I continue to eat Ryvita it will be interesting to see if my stools get mushy again. THEN it might be wise to do the gluten intolerance test again.
Would love to know if you've had a similar experience of if you've heard of people being able to re-introduce foods in their diet.
Thanks and best wishes