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#1 of 3 Old 05-22-2014, 10:04 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I think this should go in Health and Healing, but I can not find it..... so here it goes.

 

DH had 2 blood tests for the antibodies and both were borderline celiac (both above the borderline level, but just a little).  He decided against the endoscope and just went gluten free.  He decided to try the gaps diet and did that off and on for almost a year, and was gluten free the rest of the year.  He then decided to get the endoscope done and went on a gluten challage for 6 weeks.... eating gluten at every meal.  The endoscope came back negative, so no celiac.  He also does not have the celiac gene.  His research says that the blood test could have reported a false positive because of gluten crossing the gut while having the flu as a child???? 

 

So, my question, could the GAPS have cured the damage to the villi in that year so that the endoscope would come back negative, but in fact he does have Celiac?  

 

Another reason I am curious is that all 3 of my kids were sensitive to me eating gluten (through breastmilk) for the first 12 months.  Trying to figure out what is going on.

 

DD1 is showing signs of Psoriasis and it is showing up within months of us adding gluten back to our diet in a major way.... She has had gluten off and on over her 6 year (but not for the first 18 months).

 

What does everyone think?


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I was diagnosed as having 'psoriasis' as a child.  It wasn't.  It was misdiagnosed dermatitis herpetiformis (a condition in which celiac manifests as a rash on primarily elbows, knees and backs).  The older I got, the more the rash appeared on my hands - as red, itchy blisters.  One of the signs of DH is that it's very, very itchy.

 

As soon as I GF, my 'psoriasis' went away.  I am a diagnosed celiac (blood test came back very conclusive, coupled with the DH).

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Wow, good to know.  DD1 has just got some scabs, or whatever they are called on her scalp for now.  She has one small spot behind her ear now.  I am getting a diagnosis from doc today, so we can move forward.  I am wondering if we should just take her off of gluten anyways.  Thanks for the info.


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