A year ago I picked up this book, Living Gluten-Free for Dummies. I was told
that I was sensitive to gluten, yet didn't test high enough to be confirmed "Celiac"
After I posted my blood test results here, I decided I needed another test
to confirm this. My doctor recommended stool analysis to get a better reading
I have heard stories over and over about those who tested negative
continuously until one of the tests confirmed otherwise...
So why the further testing? Well recently a lot of my symptoms have come
back. Symptoms such as the ones I posted way back in my Gluten Free Guide
Over the past week I have been getting the same rashes
developing on my cheeks that you may remember from this post
I definitely have to give credit to the many of you who
warned me about the possible return of my symptoms!
Swollen fingers (typical of food allergies)
And given the worsening of my mood disorders, I can't help but
wonder if there's a link between mood and gluten (denial much? lol)
So here's the announcement. My OFFICIAL results
are in (a.k.a poop analysis): It's confirmed that I have...
"Sub-clinical Celiac Disease"
No i'm not pregnant! It's glutenous bloating my friends!
So what is "Sub-clinical Celiac Disease"? Well the way it was explained
to me was that I am on the border between Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity... if I
continue to eat gluten I will (99.9%) become Celiac. I guess you
could say I am in the early stages of the disease.
Obviously I am going to listen to the test results and adhere to a gluten-free diet.
Although it is a little sad that I can't eat wheat, it's exciting to know that I have a
possible answer to my symptoms (mentally and physically). It's been an awakening
for me as I connect the dots between all the unexplained symptoms I've had growing
up. And to finally have an answer is all that matters!
Snacking Squirrel is officially becoming a
Gluten-Free Blog! I hope you'll all join me in the
New Year as I venture through my new, healthier life :)