I have had celiac disease(an autoimmune disease that attacks my intestines when I eat anything with wheat,rye,barley)and have been following a gluten free diet for about 4 years during this time if I went off the diet even just a little I would have symptoms(gas,bloating,pain,skin problems) During the holidays I went off my diet and ate pretty much what I wanted-with no adverse reactions. I am wondering if the meds I'm on for RA could be keeping my celiac disease in check. I am on prednisone,MTX and remicade-since these do suppress my immune system it would make sense that I had no symptoms-but coulld my intestines be getting damaged just without all the outward signs--I'd appreciate any thoughts--Thanks for your time-Kim