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*Donna* added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsResults Are In---confused!I posted a couple weeks back wondering how long blood tests take...well I went to see my dr. today and I was told my bloodwork was negative for Celiac. He said something about my number was 17 and anything below 20 was normal. From what I read on here anything below 10 is normal??!! I am in Canada and I am assuming it is different here than the states? Anyone from Canada have the bloodwork done and what are the ranges? I was so sure it would be positive as I have almost every symptom possible! I am thinking of trying the gluten-free diet anyways to see if it helps. Are there any other diseases that would have all the celiac symptoms the same? I had my thyroid checked and it was normal. The only other thing I can think of is lactose intollerance. My dr. is telling me it is IBS--but I'm not buying that!
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*Donna* added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsNewbie And QuestionsHi All!
This is my first post so if I am not doing this right then sorry! I just have a question about testing. I had the celiac blood test over 2 weeks ago--not sure which (the dr. had antigliadin or something similar written on the paper and the blood lady took 1 vile of blood) and I am wondering how long does it take to receive the results? I am a very impatient person when it comes to results! I called after 1 week, then 2 weeks (no results yet) and then again yesterday and the dr. is on vacation until the 10th of October! Does anyone know if I can call the place that took the blood and find out? (I am in Canada and had the blood taken through MDS). Also, would 1 vile of blood be enough for the celiac tests needed?
I have been through a living nightmare with these symptoms (nausea, dizziness after eating, EXTREME fatigue, chronic gastritis, brain fog and many more) and testing to figure out what is wrong and would just like to be back to normal again--whatever that is?!
Anywho, thanks for listening and sorry if this is too long!
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