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  1. Thanks Suzanne I live in Australia. I found it on a online bookstore called fishpond in Australia. I'm sure they ship internationally... I actually feel like taking the book to my own doctor so she can read the research, as it was pretty obvious she knew very little about it...She just said no you don't have Celiac, and left it like that.... Thanks again for the recommendation...
  2. Wow Stephanie your story sounds very similar to mine. I too tested negative for TTG & Biospy and the only thing I did test positive for was Anit-gliadin IGA. My doctor too said I don't have Celiac and that was pretty much end of the conversation. But my question was well why did I have a positive Anit-gliadin IGA and she said that it could be a false positive. I was not happy with that respond, so then head to this forum. After the suggestion from Zu888 I have read the book Healthier Without Wheat and it really has confirmed in my mind I am not Celiac Disease but I do have non-celiac gluten intolerance. As per the book it states "Gliadin is a type of gluten. When the immune system attacks gluten, it produces gliadin antitbodies. If you have gliadin antibodies, then it is apparent that your immune system has interpreted that gluten is not food; it is a foreign invader that must be eliminated from the body. It attacks any gluten you eat. If either your IgA or IgG gliadin antibody test is positive, then you have a strong immune reaction to gluten and thus a gluten intolerance". Basically the only different between the Celiac Disease and non-celiac gluten intolerance, is that in Celiac Disease you have Villous atrophy (damage of villi in the stomach), while symptoms & treatment are exactly the same for both. I too was so confused but now I'm positive that I have non-celiac gluten intolerance and will live a gluten free lifestyle for life. Hope this helps, the book is definitely a great read and really puts everything into content
  3. Just thought I would post an update. After the suggestion from Zu888 (thank you for that), I have read the book Healthier without Wheat and it really has confirmed in my mind I am not Celiac Disease but I do have non-celiac gluten intolerance. The only thing that I tested positive for was Anti-gliadin IGA, everything else was negative including the biopsy.. As per the book it states "Gliadin is a type of gluten. When the immune system attacks gluten, it produces gliadin antitbodies. If you have gliadin antibodies, then it is apparent that your immune system has interpreted that gluten is not food; it is a foreign invader that must be eliminated from the body. It attacks any gluten you eat. If either your IgA or IgG gliadin antibody test is positive, then you have a strong immune reaction to gluten and thus a gluten intolerance". This book was great and thanks again for the recommendation Zu888, it really gave me such a better understanding of my condition and I can confidently say that I have non-celiac gluten intolerance. Which basically has the same lifestyle outcome as Celiac, gluten free diet for life...
  4. Thanks Zu888, that makes some sense. So I'm thinking that I'm gluten intolerance because the positive Gliadin antibody in my blood. Interesting. Thanks also for the book recommendation I will definitely check it out. I appreciate your reply. Thankyou
  5. Thanks eatmeat4good. I agree I too don't understand the testing and also I thought like you that any postive is positive, so you can see why I'm confused. That is fantastic to know about other people how also suffered UTI's. The UTI is something I have suffered many times over the years and it has become extremely frustrating. So if the only phyiscal change I get from going gluten-free is not having any more UTI's, I still be extremely happy. I have been gluten-free now for the 4 weeks & I would of normally had 2 in that period of time.....
  6. Hi Sometime ago I posted my blood test results as follows Anti-Gliadin IgG: 4 units - negative Anti-Gliadin IgA: 31 units - positive Tissue Transglutaminase Iga: 7 units - negative Interpretation 0 - 20 Negative 20 - 30 Weak Pos >30 - Positive My doctor then sent me off for a biopsy which came back negative. I since have had a follow up with my GP and she stated that medically I'm not cased as a Celiac because of the negative biopsy. I then asked her why would I test positive for Anti-Gliadin IGA. Is there any other health issue which would make you test positive for the same blood test. She said no, more likely that it was a false positive. (After already reading on this forum, I told her it's rare it's more likely to be a false negative with my biopsy) She said that the Anti-Gliadin IGA is only 95% specific for celiac while the TTG IGA is 100% specific which I tested negative. I'm confused......... I have been on my gluten-free diet for 4 weeks now and I just feel pretty much the same. I really didn't have huge symptoms before (slight IBS symptoms, more prominent about 10 years ago) but I was excited to start my gluten-free diet because I thought some symptoms might come alight after years of me thinking it was just normal. But no earth shattering changes. The only thing I have had though is that I haven't have a UTI since being gluten-free, I was getting these at least once a month, so very happy about that. I'm going to stick to the gluten-free diet for some time yet but I'm confused to know if I actually have celiac's or even a gluten intolerance with my results.. Just want to know for future reference so that I might not need to be as strict on a gluten-free diet, which makes for an easier lifestyle. Can anyone give me any insight in what you think my results mean? Thanks
  7. Hi My husband is going gluten free & I was wondering what Gluten Free alcoholic ciders that are available in Australia, since now he can't drink beer? I have come across these brands but I'm not sure if they are gluten free, do you know Strongbow, Mercury & Toohey's Extra Day 5 Seed are gluten free? Cheers
  8. Before Christmas I had a positive TTG IGA blood test & now have a endo booked in next week to confirm. I don't know how long I have had this maybe years, my main symptoms have been bloating & conspitation & probably a lot more I will realise once I go gluten free next week. I have 2 sisters who both have been tested and both had negative blood tests, which I was shocked with. If anyone was to have Celiac in our family I would say both of them would because of the more extremely symptoms they have. Sister 1 basically always has gas & has to go to the toilet pretty much after she has eaten. She has a large stomach & always looks bloated (does carry a bit of weight though). However she is 8 weeks pregnant & seems to be happy with the neg blood test result & happy to leave at that. Sister 2 has extreme diarrhoea & stomach cramps after eating. Sometimes 3 times a day. Seems to be triggered more after having lactose. SHe too has the bloated stomach. She has 3 kids, 2 of them have distorted stomach. The Dr's we have been dealing with in Australia are extremely reluctant to do a endo unless their has been a positive blood test. So sister 2 is going to trial a gluten free diet to see if her symptoms improve. How long would you suggest that she do a trial for? Funny enough my mum just recently has been having diarrhorea 3 times a day too but I think that me going gluten free is like a diet fab I want to take. Have tried to express the seriousness of it all but she seems disinterested. Would love to hear your thoughts?
  9. Thanks everyone for your reply. I was so confused was I or wasn
  10. I have been struggling with infertility for many years and I recently asked my doctor if she could test me for Celiac Disease, after reading a number of articles there seems to be a strong connection between Celiac & infertility. My results came back as Anti-Gliadin IgG: 4 units - negative Anti-Gliadin IgA: 31 units - postive Tissue Transglutaminase Iga: 7 units - negative Interpretation 0 - 20 Negative 20 - 30 Weak Pos >30 - Positive My doctor advised that I may be Celiac because of the IgA result being positive and I have now been referred to a surgeon to have a Gastroscopy for a biopsy, however this isn't happening now until late January. However I don't really have a great understanding of the results. If I tested positive to IgA only does that me I may be celiac or would I need to test positive to both IgA & IgG. And what about the Tissue Transglutaminase Iga were I tested negative, does that need to be positve too. I'm just a bit confused. Would appreciate any help. Cheers