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Alaine23

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  1. Stool tests can indeed test for non-Celiac gluten sensitivity. My stool test WAS for gluten sensitivity. That's what I posted above. I've had blood work done & it was negative. Docs & friends suggested the stool test because it picks up levels before the damage is done to your intestines (before levels show up in your blood stream). So, I AM sensitive to gluten....not trying gluten-free for no reason. I'm going to stick it out for a few months & see if I notice a difference. Thanks again folks.
  2. Thanks everyone. See my original post - I've been dairy free for about 2 months as well. Not helping. I also have been keeping a food/meds journal for a few months. Will try some other things. Colleen - I posted my test results because you asked what I was tested for. Thanks all!
  3. Colleen - Here is the result of my stool test: Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 11 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units) As I mentioned, it's not a test for true Celiac disease, it's only a gluten sensitivity test. I was told also that just because my number is only 11 (and normal range starts at 10), that doesn't indicate that I'm less sensitive than if my number was 20. It's all or nothing. Either you're sensitive or you're not. I'm going to keep at the probiotics for now and add in more veggies (even though they make my bloating worse). Thank you!
  4. Hi all, I recently removed gluten from my diet. I have not been diagnosed as celiac, but I had a positive stool sensitivity test and I'm trying to see if gluten-free will help with my horrible adult cystic acne as well as muscle issues and chronic fatigue syndrome. I've always had IBS issues, but over the last year I was finally getting my bowels straightened out it seemed. Sorry for the t.m.i, but I'm desperate. I got to the point where I was finally regular and only had issues with constipation if I really screwed up my healthy eating habits. I've been gluten-free for about 24 days (and dairy free for about 2 months). I still seem to be "regular" as far as timing goes (still making a trip daily), but things have slowed down incredibly. I feel like I just can't get fully "emptied out". I feel uncomfortable all day now and have several very, very small bowel movements throughout the day. This is so frustrating. I take a fiber supplement, a gluten-free multivitamin, a D3 supplement and I drink lots of water all day long. I eat a DF yogurt that has probiotics in it on a daily basis, but I recently started taking Culturelle (about 3 days ago) to see if it would help. Any suggestions? Is this normal? I''m feeing worse, not better