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I've been recently diagnosed with Celiac's and I found your post inspiring as I'm struggling with the diagnosis and have been
prolonging the inevitable (My GI said I could start gluten-free after the holidays if it helped). I've been reading the posts and
in between my pity party , I find glimpses of excitement in the thought of feeling better, so I'm try to hang onto it !
My husband has been so supportive and said he would go gluten free too (until he has a guys night out ) and has
been encouraging me to get started on this diet! I just turned 41 and have been getting iron infusions for iron deficiency anemia, which
at first they thought was attributed to heavy cycles, but after two years of infusions, they ran the celiac blood panel and even though it came
back negative (with the exception of an elevated TTG-IGG antibody test), an endoscopy confirmed blunted villi and Celiac's. But, I wanted to thank everyone who posted such
positive comments ! I need to continue to learn more about Celiac's, not get too overwhelmed and be thankful for
a disease that can be controlled via your diet.
Happy New Year ! Best of luck to you !
I, too, just had an endoscopy to confirm Celiacs. My blood panel actually came back as negative and the Dr. didn't think I had Celiac's. There was one exception though...my TTG IGG came back positive and that's what prompted the GI Dr. to perform an endoscopy. I was really bummed when he called me to tell me I had Celiac's, as I don't really have any symptoms, except low deficiency anemia and fatigue. I guess this explains my brain fog too though. Any rate..don't worry about the endoscopy. I didn't feel a thing. They gave me a twilight sedative and 20 minutes later I was all done. I think the hardest part was not being able to drink a cup of coffee that morning Good luck to you and hope you find your answers.