Am I allergic to gluten? Is going on a gluten free diet a valid test?

Gluten allergy. What symptoms are you having that makes you feel you are allergic to gluten? Gluten allergy (e.g. Itchy lips/mouth/throat, nausea, hives) requires having allergic antibodies which are demonstrable by skin or blood tests. The other reaction to gluten causes celiac disease (e.g. Bloating, abdominal cramps, diarrhea) which is demonstrable by blood tests and intestinal biopsy. Avoid diet, consult md.

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Test positive for celiacs if you have been on a gluten free diet for 2 months? Is it worth it to go back on gluten to get a positive test result?

No. Your celiac problem is not going to go away so why would you want to make yourself sick again? Remember that some people may not totally recover until after several months off gluten product. However if your symptoms do not improve after 3 or 4 months, you need to evaluate the diagnosis or consider another diagnosis since the presence of celiac does not preclude other illnesses. Read more...

Is it okay to be already on a gluten free diet when you go for blood work to test for celiac disease?

Celiac disease. A skin biopsy and direct immunofluorescence test of the skin are performed in most cases. Your doctor may also recommend a biopsy of the intestines. Read more...
Yes and no. Being on a strict gluten free diet may make serologies for celiac disease falsely negative. If possible, eating gluten for a week or so prior is better. Read more...

Are there any reliable tests for celiac disease that can be performed while on a gluten free diet?

No. Not yet. The anti-bodies we use to check for celiac as well as biopsies will be normal if the patient is on a gluten free diet. Genetic analysis will only tell your risk (may be able to extensively rule out) but not able to diagnose you. Read more...
Genetic test. The only testing that can be done on a gluten free diet is the genetic test. People with particular hla types are at higher risk for celiac disease. Screening for risk can be done on a gluten free diet, however, with a risk result, celiac cannot be diagnosed without the positive biopsy or positive antibody test. However, then your doctor could decide if further testing with gluten diet indicate. Read more...

Why does a gluten free diet help reduce narcolepsy and cataplexy symptoms for some narcoleptics even if tests show they have no gluten sensitivities?

It probably doesn't. I don't believe that a gluten-free diet would treat narcolepsy. A thorough search on pubmed did not reveal any publications demonstrating a connection between narcolepsy or cataplexy and gluten consumption. It is possible that by adopting a gluten-free diet, one might also consume fewer simple carbohydrates, and that could reduce reactive hypoglycemia (which can make you feel tired). Read more...
Not entirely known. There is a link between carbohydrates and narcolepsy. So similar products containing gluten and carbohydrates and just the digestion of gluten itself may contribute. It is one of the things that i talk to my newly diagnosed narcoleptics about. Read more...
Gluten sensitivity. Many people have sensitivities to gluten even if they don't have celiac disease. Some symptoms can be fatigue, sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, and "fuzzy thinking" -- which can all overlap with narcolepsy (at least the falling asleep part). If you are a person with this food sensitivity, you could feel a lot better off gluten -- even though this does not cure narcolepsy. Read more...

I'm allergic to wheat and whey can I eat pastas and breads or do I need to eat a gluten free diet?

Depends. If you have confirmed IgE-mediated allergy to milk (casein and whey) and wheat then you have to avoid these products entirely and carry an EpiPen (epinephrine) with you at all times. There is a big difference between true food allergy and food intolerance. If an Allergist has not confirmed these allergies then I would suggest an appointment to further clarify and determine appropriate diet moving forward. Read more...
No. If you are indeed allergic to wheat and whey, you need to avoid only these two products. But if you have gluten-intolerance, you will need to avoid dairy as well as rye and barley. Consult an allergist to assist you on your diet. Read more...

A 3 years kid can has celiac desease? Blood test first time was positive. After 1 year with a gluten free diet, the test was negative...

Stick with gluten. Free diet. A test may become negative after successful treatment but that does not mean cure. The child in all likelihood has gluten sensitivity. You may wish to try gluten challenge after discussion with your doctor. Read more...
Yes. The child should stay off gluten and dairy. Celiac has a genetic basis, so even 3 yo can have problems. Read more...

I'm allergic to wheat and whey but do not have celiac disease. Do I need to follow a gluten free diet?

Wheat allergy. Wheat allergy can have many symptoms. Gluten is present in wheat, but also some other grains. If your allergy symptoms are bothersome, you should make sure to avoid wheat and whey. If you only had a positive blood test for allergy but no symptoms, there is no reason to avoid it. . Read more...

Is it ok to be on a gluten free diet when you have blood test for celiac?

Prob ok but... You are trying to show with the blood test that you have the antibodies to gluten. Usually doctors will recommend the opposite; that you still eat foods with gluten. Read more...
Depends. The blood tests do not reliably diagnose celiac. We believe them if they are positive, but not if they are negative. Better to check gluten sensitivity genetics via enterolab. If you have gluten sensitivity genes, best to stay gluten free long term. Read more...