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Larteun added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsCd Blood TestIf I am on prednisone will that effect the results of the blood test for celiac disease?
Thanks for any info. Larry
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Larteun added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsPossible Cd?Hello I'm new to the site. I haven't been diagnosed with celiac disease, but after being made aware of the disease by a friend, I find I have many of the symptoms.
After 6 months and many tests my alkaline phosphotase level had reached 1700+ and my family doctor referred me to a gastroenterologist. He determined the alka. phos. was coming from my liver verses my bones. I noticed high alka. phos. levels is one of the symptoms, but it seems the source is usually the bones not the liver. Am I correct? Or can celiac disease cause the liver to increase these levels?
The first thing the gastroenterologist did was put me on 40 mg of prednisone and within a few days I lost the blotted feeling, sever headaches, body aches, and fever. A liver biopicy indicated it could be autoimmune hepatius, but the sample wasn't large enough to be conclusive. After a a few weeks he suggested another biopicy to confirm, and it turned out negative, my liver was in good shape with no damage. The prednisone brought my alka. phos. levels down, and he started to wean me off. The first day completely off my headaches and fever returned. He checked my blood again to find the phos was rising again.
Now I'm on 20 mg a day and it seems to help some, but not as much as originally. I'm taking 600mg ibuprofen 2-3 times a day. I've been through about every test imaginable except my small intestine. I've also seen an infectious disease doctor and an alergist with no results. I see the gastroenterologist again in 2 weeks, and will ask him about celiac disease. He hasn't made any mention of it being a possible cause of my problem, he did say he thought my liver problem was a secondary problem caused by something else.
Sorry this is so long, the main question I have is has anyone know if alka. phos. elevations from the liver can be a result of celiac disease? I want to go to the doctor with as much info as I can get. Thanks for any help, Larry
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