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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Thanks! Will keep my fingers crossed that Gemini sees it (or someone else knowledgable in this area)!
  2. Mushroom - hah, you've got it! I've been off gluten for about 1.5 months now so it's probably "too late" for the time being. I'm enjoying gluten-free living so far so I plan to continue for the foreseeable future. Hoping it's what my body needs to keep a baby! The TtG was also IgA. So I see your point. Huh! Well, I suppose I could ask my doctor to follow up with a total IgA, then at least I'd get a picture of whether or not I need to do some further testing and a gluten challenge down the road. In your experience, do people ever test positive for *only* IgG and have it mean something on its own? (If that makes sense...
  3. Hi mushroom, Thanks! I picked up the results and I got it mixed up. I tested positive for igG, not IgA. I have updated the post with the values and reference ranges above. I'm not sure whether it was AGA or DGP; all it says is Gliadin IgG/IgA. From what I've read I suspect it was AGA. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
  4. I just received a call from my naturopath's office with my test results. They are as follows: Tissue transglutaminase - no reaction = 2 - reference <15 Gliadin IgG- positive = 21 - reference <15 Gliadin IgA - no reaction = 7 - reference <15 I am really curious if someone could just give me a broad overview of what this might mean. Thank you!!
  5. Hi there, Hoping to get some thoughts from others out there who are familiar with the range of symptoms and issues associated with celiac disease (or gluten intolerance). My story is sad and complicated, but basically starts with the fact that I'm 26 and have had 5 early miscarriages in the past year. Testing was inconclusive, until finally my RE found that I have an autoimmune thyroid condition (anti-thyroid antibodies/hashimotos). He started me on a low dose of synthroid to boost me up (even though my current TSH is considered "normal". Anyways, in reading more about autoimmune thyroid conditions, I found out that they are highly related to celiac disease and that they can also respond to a gluten-free diet. So I decided to go gluten-free because, well, at this point I'm willing to try anything to be able to have a healthy baby. After doing all this reading, I've done done more reflecting and an convinced I have done kind of gluten intolerance issue. I did blood testing a couple of days after first deciding to try gluten-free, and the clinic said that should still be Ok for identifying the antibodies/tissue transglutaminase). I'll find out in January. Anyway, my symptoms include: - recurrent pregnancy loss (infertility) - thyroid autoimmunity - skin rashes (Not DH), possibly eczema or chronic hives - dairy intolerance developed in the last few years (this has *completely* improved since going gluten-free 2 weeks ago) - stomach gurgling, gas and bloating (also stopped on going gluten-free) - chronically loose, smelly stool (sorry TMI! But, my BMs have been completely normal on going gluten-free!) - grandmother recently told me my uncle "was celiac as a child but grew out if it" (right. ) It seems fairly compelling to ne, especially given my digestive improvements. I'm even thinking that if the blood test comes back negative, I might just stay gluten-free to see how it goes (with pregnancy, thyroid condition, digestive health, etc). What do you think? Thoughts, insights, or advice greatly appreciated! Thanks