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    • I see no mention of the use of tTg tests to indicate the presence of Chrohns http://www.ccfa.org/resources/diagnosing-crohns-uc.html     
    • I guess I feel like if it is celiac that's ok. I know so many people with celiac and I feel ok about it. But anything else terrifies me. I just read online that elevated blood tests can be from crohns and not necessarily  celiac. But I don't know how elevated they mean. I also don't know how common that is. I don't have symptoms of crohns aside from the intestinal issues. No pain, no elevated white count, no bleeding or anemia, my weight is stable. I just didn't know if the ttg-iga can detect crohns rather than just celiac.  I do think that my weird hives that I get upon scratching or brushing up against something could be related to celiac, if that's what I have. My PUPPP rash was miserable. I never related it to gluten and I don't know if other women with celiac have experienced that. My anxiety started right around the same time that my dermatographism started. I have keratosis on the backs of my arms and on my thighs. They come and go. After my last pregnancy the backs of my arms felt like sandpaper. I can't help but wondering if it's all connected. 
    • So there is this drug being developed.  I believe there may be another, too?  If I have time, I will look and post.     http://www.alvinepharma.com/alv003/
    • I am sorry that you are so stressed!  But think about it.  Even if you should receive a Crohn's diagnosis, you just going to deal with it.  Chances are, with a celiac family history like yours, it is more likely to be celiac disease.  Try not to worry.  Think of the positive, you could be catching a relatively early diagnosis.  Perhaps, you can help your sibilings and children too.  Not all celiacs have symptoms.      
    • If you want to drive, try Good Grubs Subs in Alpharetta.   They have a celiac in the family and are all set up for celiacs.  They have over 50 reviews and are 100% approved by celiacs on Find Me Gluten Free.     It's just sandwiches, but so nice to order and NEVER worry!  Thanks for the other recommendations.  
    • When it's that high, it almost always means Celiac.  Sure, you can have Crohns, too.  Just like you can have Celiac and diabetes, the common cold or a hang nail.  I wouldn't jump to Chrohns.  I don't think the tTg really has anything to do with Chrohns?  Where did you see that?  Sometimes, a slightly elevate tTg can be elevated from other issues, but >100 is not a " slightly elevated" reading
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