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That's interesting that DGP is definitive for celiac. Can you reference that? The reason I ask is I had all the testing, and all the labs were normal except DGP, which was 4x the upper limit. I've had two separate biopsies and both were negative. I have mega-stomach issues with bloating and constipation. So, I've always wondered if I really am celiac due to that one test. Of course, the doctors tell me no because of the negative biopsies. I just began gluten-free yesterday.
Pain in gut, I am also positive on my deaminated anti-gliadin at 45(0-10). My last biopsy two years ago was negative, so was told I'm not celiac. I am having a repeat biopsy soon with another doctor, and then am going gluten-free. May I ask what your level was on your test? Have you had symptoms your whole life? I am 50, but my stomach symptoms of horrendous bloating began 11 years ago.
I'm in the same exact boat as you. I have normal or negative everything, EXCEPT my deam. anti-gliadin at 45.4(0-10). Mine is really high also, but was told I didn't have celiac. I'm not too sure. What other reason would make that so high?
I do know one thing--celiac or gluten intolerance is NOT an easy, logorithmic thing that can diagnosed by a flow chart!
I am still sitting as undiagnosed. Let me show where my numbers fit into this:
My tTG is 0. So, if you stop there, I am completely negative.
BUT, my doctor also tested my deaminated antigliadin IgA, and it was 45.4(0-10).
According to their chart, a negative tTG just means no celiac, stop testing. BUT, if it is positive, THEN test the antigliadin. Why? I thought the tTG was "the" blood test to rule in/out celiac. So why do further testing???
Then, if the antigliadin is over 10, biopsy. Mine was 4x the upper limit, yet the biopsy was negative. So, where do I fit into all this? I think they are missing something here, possibly that my 4x antigliadin maybe represents gluten intolerance?
I actually have not made an appt. yet with Dr.Verm because my stomach is too bloated to travel! It would be a three hour one-way trip for me, and when I am bad like this, I am most comfortable reclining or lying on my side. Until it lets up, I won't be able to navigate the trip AND the big medical center. But, I hope soon....
Last November, I went through the labwork for celiac. Everything was normal except the anti-gliadin IgA of 42.
Had an endoscopy and all was "normal". So, told celiac was not my problem.
So, what exactly does a 400% above normal mean with the anti-gliadin IgA?? I think they at least owe me an explanation of why I have a high test result, instead of telling me I'm normal. What else could it mean?
By the way, I am predominantly constipated and AWFUL BLOATING. I have a whole host of other issues, but not sure they are related.
That is great! It must be something to find the real "you" after all this time. I know when i had to go into the hospital for a 3-day fast to check on why I get hypoglycemia all the time, my body was weak and whacky after those 3 days, but my mind was so CLEAR and I felt so HAPPY on the drive home! I don't have depression, but I just feel like I have a "neutral" mood all the time. So, whatever I wasn't putting into my body for 3 days sure let some of the old "me" come out, for a little while anyway.
Okay, I just came to my desktop computer, and my pages load normal, like in 5 seconds. Must be something about the netbook. But, in the netbook's defense, it isn't unusually slow when I browse other places. I guess their is too much info for my little netbook to reload on every page--maybe this will help someone else down the road that is using a netbook.
I have health issues that keep me for sitting up too long, so I tend to read through my forums in my recliner on my netbook.
I am using a netbook I got last Christmas, so assume it has up to date stuff. I have the highest speed internet through our Centurylink phone company, as I use the internet for our business, so I know it works fast enough. I use Google(don't know what chrome is) as my search engine. Anything else I can try?
I'm sorry if this post started out sounding "negative". That was not my intention. It honestly just keeps loading slow, and I am not a "tech" person, so didn't know if there was anything I should be doing on my end, as far a settings or something.
It takes about 30 seconds for my page to go to the next page.
Hi. I love this forum, but it is super slow going from post to post. I have deleted my cookies, but that didn't help. Other forums I am on are not slow, so wondering if this is going to get better?? I hope so, because I want to read alot of the old posts to get alot of info, but not when it is so slow to go from post to post.
Hi! I can't help much as I am waiting to hear back from my endoscopy. My gliadin antibody(IgG) was 45 (0-10), and in the same boat.
I was curious, what did your pancreatitis feel like? I get bouts of SEVERE upper abdominal bloating that makes it hard to breathe, and it comes and goes. I don't really have any pain with it, just "uncomfortable" more describes it.