Since I KNOW that I feel much better after cutting gluten out of my diet, is there any reason why I should go for a colonoscopy to check if I have celiacs? Also to eat foods with gluten and feel like sh*t and then go for a blood test before the colonoscopy to confim whether I need one?
Isn't the only solution after being positive for celiacs is to not eat gluten? So if I don't eat it anyway, why do I need a test to confirm it? Is there something I'm missing here? Can they find something else out that could be wrong with my gut or something?
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I've been off of gluten for three and a half years already, after suffering through chronic pain for three or so years before that, and I have yet to be tested for Celiac, because honestly, there really is no point to it if you already know. You might get a very small percentage of the difference you pay for your food, versus regular food, back, but it's not even worth all of the paperwork.
Beyond that, it can take a very long time for the results to show up as what you already know is true. We had a family friend who waited 10 years for doctors to figure out what was wrong with him. And there was another older gentleman that my grandma knew, who recently died because he was only diagnosed in his 70's (and they believe he had the condition for the majority of his life), two weeks before he passed away.
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