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bubbleye added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsNaturopath Says 100% Not Celiac From Immunolabs Igg And Iga Test Results- Can This Be Wrong?Help-
I had the immunolabs 154 food blood test and the results are making me more confused than ever. Someone please help.
First, note that I have been gluten free for about a year now after doing an elimination diet and having a severe eye hives, discharge and skin breakouts from eating a little pita bread. All the other things I challenged seemed to be just fine, including eggs and dairy i.e. no discernible symptoms when re-introduced.
I've continued to get hives and a skin rash which looks a lot like dermetits herpetiformis when i eat different foods, and haven't been able to decide what is the trigger or if I'm just cross contaminated. So, I went to a naturopath who swears by immunolabs blood testing.
My Gluten antibodies came back negative (IGg 15, IgA 9), and only wheat came back as an allergen. My naturopath says this shows beyond any doubt that I do not have celiacs. I have seen people say that you need to be eating gluten for these tests to be accurate. What is the reality??
Also, my list of allergenic foods was bizarre. Eggs were super high at the highest level 4 while wheat, which I know I react severely to was only a 1.
Can someone please explain why food like eggs which I didn't react to with elimination reintroduction could now be so high and wheat so low. Is this possibly a false positive or can the symptoms just be hidden and systemic as my naturopath says?
So to recap my questions are
1. Is Immunolabs food testing accurate?
2. If my IGG and IGA for gluten both are low, does that conclusively mean I don't have celiacs or gluten issues?
3. Why would I have such a high reaction to eggs when the elimination diet didn't show any issues with them?
Any help would be really appreciated.
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bubbleye added a topic in Dermatitis HerpetiformisEmu Oil- Work For Anyone Else?Hi,
I have yet to be tested for DH although I definitely have some kind of gluten related autoimmune skin problem which sounds like DH. I'll be seeing a naturopath recommended by someone on this forum, so I'm crossing my fingers I get some clarity on what is going on. In the meantime, I'm curious if any of you have had luck using emu oil on your rash? I started using it last week and have had amazing results. So I'm posting in case it will help someone else, and also to see if other's DH responds to it, then it might help determine that this is what I have.
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bubbleye added a topic in Dermatitis HerpetiformisDoes Anyone Have A Deep Yellow Liquid From The Blisters?I'm really needing help. I've have bizarre skin eruptions which I'm now thinking might be dermititis herpetiformis now that I know, via elimination diet, that I have a serious problem with gluten. I get hive like bumps on my face and some of them ooze deep yellow/orange liquid and then crust over. I also get swollen eye with thick white goop that comes out of it if I eat even a small amount of gluten. Does any one else get this? I don't know how I can get official blood test because I can't eat even a little bit of gluten without my eye swelling up and gooping very painfully. I can't afford going to tons of doctors to only have false negatives, but wondering if any of you have advice for me? I'm really suffering. Thanks.
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