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dasuriano

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  1. Once I had an idea of what it was, I tended to eat whatever I could that had gluten in it, since I had the mindset that I wouldn't be able to eat it much longer. I recall that the GI I went to first said that I was only tested for celiac markers, but offered no additional insight into that.
  2. I've been struggling with digestive problems for the last few years. My doctor has said IBS, lactose intolerance, and a few other things. I noticed that it was gluten-containing foods and brought this to his attention. He did blood tests, which showed negative. Went to the gastroenterologist in the same practice. She said I had too low of a negative to say not celiac, so she wanted to test me for everything GI related under the sun, then return to the endoscopy for celiac. I decided to try eliminating gluten from my diet and it worked. It even cleared up things that I never were thought to be gluten related. So, I went back to the gastroenterologist. The first one was out on maternity, so I saw an associate. He looked at the labs, said it has nothing to do with gluten at all, since the labs were negative. He said my problem was residual from a childhood bacterial infection and that gluten was a coincidence. He told me to continue gluten free and come back if anything changes. Here are the labs, so hopefully someone here can help: IGA .99 Normal <45.0 IGG 14.05 Normal <45.0 tTG 2 Normal 0-19 Reticulin <1:5 Normal <1:5 Endomysial IGA Negative IGA Total 65 Low 68-378 IGD Serum <.07 Not sure on this one, since it lists <=15.3. Does that mean less than or equal to in this case? IGG Total 1310 Normal 768-1632 IGM 141 Normal 60-263 Some co-workers had mentioned that they should have done an anemia panel as well as a total antibody count panel as well. Does it sound like they missed tests here that could have shown the real picture? And does anyone have any tips for finding a gastroenterologist, since I feel like I need a better one? Thanks.