Can Celiac Disease mimic MS even after being treated with a strict gluten-free diet? Could my untreated Celiac have caused my brain lesions?

Celiac disease. Celiac disease as an autoimmune disease may mimic other auto immune disease like MS. I don!t believe celiac disease forms brain lesions.
See below. Celiac disease does NOT mimic MS lesions on MRI, and yours may be due to migraine, or prior head trauma. However, Celiac can cause a small fibre peripheral neuropathy, which might mimic MS symptoms. Interestingly, I find some MS pts with gluten sensitivity do get worse when they consume gluten.

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Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

Yes. The problem is malabsorption of food and essential vitamins which can lead to many other complications (neurologic, hematologic, bone etc )and even death. The only treatment is avoidance at this time. The problem with a gluten free diet is that gluten free products often contain more sugar and fat to keep the consistency moist. Read more...

I have celiac disease. Apart from following a strict gluten free diet, what other precautions and regular tests should I be taking?

Stop gluten; then... Celiac patients have a higher chance of getting type 1 diabetes, thyroid diseases, and other autoimmune disorders. People with celiac disease have a higher chance of gastrointestinal conditions such as colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disorders, reduced gut motility, or delayed stomach emptying. A nutritionist / dietician can review one's diet to make sure it's well-balanced. Read more...
A few... Bone density testing is recommended. Nutrient level like iron, B12 and Vitamin D may be checked. Certain vaccines are indicated compared to normal population (specifically pneumococcal). Your GI doctor should discuss need for endoscopy as well. Read more...

In celiac disease how much time does it take for the histopathoological changes to normalise once gluten free diet is started?

Usually. About 6 months. However, every person' body heals differently. It is reported about that it can take up to 2 years to normalize. But, if there is any exposure to gluten, the changes may still be persistent. It is helpful to monitor serum ttg antibody levels, once they normalize, rebiopsy on about 6 months. Repeat biopsies should continue to be read in the same lab so slides can be compared. 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...

My lab result showed mild celiac disease should I start a gluten free diet or am I ok. Do I need to see a gi?

It depends, see belo. Trying a gluten free diet is not that hard to do and may make you feel much better. There are a spectrum of symptoms in people with gluten intolerance that result from the auto-immune response to gluten. Eliminating it from the diet stops all the adverse changes and the sooner the better. Wheat, barley, rye are the main grains that contain gluten. Read more...