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Aeval

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  1. Hi, I have not had the full Celiac panel done but my GP ran a t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA test which came back negative (Result was 7 which falls between the 0-19 limits). I've read that this "endomysial antibody is superior to other current antibody tests and should be used in preference for the diagnosis of celiac disease." I have no symptoms. My doctor wanted me tested because I'm Irish/Norwegian/German and my DHEA was low. She's been adament about getting me off grains even before the test. (I was NOT gluten-free when I took the test, though. I knew that would screw it up.) I have no idea if I need to see a GI doc and do more tests. I do seem to be tired a lot and I break out in hives and rashes occasionally. Any opinions, advice and/or insight anyone has would be appreciated. Thanks, Aeval
  2. Thanks for your replies. I'm so glad I found this website. Everyone's been great. Aeval
  3. Hi, I'm still very new to this site but have learned so much from it already. I have my first appt. w/a GI doc this Thursday for my 1st set of Celiac tests. I think I have some sort of problem with wheat but am not sure if it's Celiac. I break out in hives and rashes a lot. I sometimes have stomach problems but think they may come from dairy. Anyway, I think I may have a wheat allergy rather than an intolerance but figured I'd get tested for everything. Do GI docs test for allergies (like wheat and dairy) or should I try to go to some sort of allergy specialist for those? Thanks, Aeval
  4. Wow-- When my doctor wanted me to give up gluten based on my ancestry I thought she was crazy. She told me not only Irish but also people of German and Nordic backgrounds were high risk. I'm all three: French/German on my dad's side, Irish/Norwegian on my mom's. Tammy--you said you did not have Celiac but were gluten sensitive? What's the difference? Aeval
  5. Thank you both for your letters. I have sent copies of a couple of those articles to my doctor. Hopefully they will help. Take care, Aeval
  6. Hi, I just joined this forum today and I need some advice. My doctor wants me to go off grains. I have never been tested for Celiac Disease, do not have any of the symptoms and, as far as I know, am not related to anyone who has it. I have recently recovered from adrenal fatigue but my DHEA is still way to low. My doctor thinks going off grains will help. When I ask her why, she says because I have Celtic, Nordic and Germanic ancestry. This doesn't sit well with me as an explanation. I said, "Why don't you test me for an allergy or an intolerance?" She says that she doesn't think I have an allergy or an intolerance. She thinks I have "wheat toxicity" and there's no test for it. She says there's some type of test she can give me after I've been off grains for three months that will show if I have anti-bodies but I have to be off the gluten for a while first. She says if she gives it to me now, no anti-bodies will show up because I've got grains in my system. Or something like that. Does this sound right? Has anyone out there ever heard of wheat toxicity? Is it different than intolerance? Is my doctor crazy? Should I run from her office and never look back? Giving up gluten just seems like a big lifestyle change to make for an uncertain reason. Thanks, Aeval
  7. I am also confused. I'm having the same problem as Sharon C. Both of our original posts are marked "moved." What does this mean? Aeval
  8. Hi, I apologize for posting here when I have nothing to add (I'm new to all this gluten-free stuff, just joined this site today). But I keep posting new messages and they don't show up so I wanted to see if this one would. Aeval P.S. The cooking tips on this thread were helpful. Thanks.
  9. Hi, I just joined this forum today and I need some advice. My doctor wants me to go off grains. I have never been tested for Celiac Disease, do not have any of the symptoms and, as far as I know, am not related to anyone who has it. I have recently recovered from adrenal fatigue but my DHEA is still way to low. My doctor thinks going off grains will help. When I ask her why, she says because I have Celtic, Nordic and Germanic ancestry. This doesn't sit well with me as an explanation. I said, "Why don't you test me for an allergy or an intolerance?" She says that she doesn't think I have an allergy or an intolerance. She thinks I have "wheat toxicity" and there's no test for it. She says there's some type of test she can give me after I've been off grains for three months that will show if I have anti-bodies but I have to be off the gluten for a while first. She says if she gives it to me now, no anti-bodies will show up because I've got grains in my system. Or something like that. So I've been off of grains for 4 days and although my stomach never bothered me before, it seems to bother me now. It feels acid-y and just not quite right. Has anyone out there ever heard of wheat toxicity? Is it different than intolerance? Is my doctor crazy? Should I run from her office and never look back? Giving up gluten just seems like a big lifestyle change to make for an uncertain reason. Thanks, Aeval