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

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    1. justgf added a post in a topic Just Saying Hello!   

      Thank you everyone! I got my blood work results back today.
      Now way back in 2009 I was tested in diff country while taveling and my ttg was 297and I have been on full gluten diet until last year november Here in canada I they never give a number. It just said > 200.
      But happy to say its 160 Yay!! It might not be as low as others might have seen but I am happy for this progress. My other antibody is now NORMAL.

      My hemoglobin had jumped from the 70s to 127. My ferritin has gone up to 73!
      Just thought I should share the numbers. I am off to celebrate with some glutenfree honey and peanut butter sandwiches
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    2. justgf added a post in a topic Just Saying Hello!   

      Thank you everyone!
      I am really optimistic about this positive (and at times hard) lifestyle change. I guess its all worth it in the end. 
      I am just hoping to see some validation in the results for the blood work. I will share how it went. 
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    3. justgf added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Just Saying Hello!
      Hi Everyone,
      I am new but new on the forum. I have been reading the forum for about  5 months now and have found tons of helpful  information here. I have seen this forum members provide lots of support to others. I have found the stories and the information shared here very informative and very encouraging. Cheers to all of you for such good work
      Little about me:
         I was diagnosed with celiac late 2013. I had suspected I might have it after my mom was diagnosed with Celiac in 2009 but I guess I was in denial and in university    so I decided to push my diagnosis back for a while. My symptoms for Celiac were constipation, fatigue and anemia . Not having severe symptoms also contributed to not take the Celiac seriously but I guess I should count my blessings and be thankful that the symptoms are not severe.
       My mood started getting worse (very angry and irritable)  last year and I guess so did the damage to my gut. Endoscopy showed grade 3 out of 4 damage (it sound bad given that my GI  looked concerned  ). I guess I can't cry about it now given this is a consequence of my own choice  . 
      I have been gluten free for about 3 months (well 4 months of I count the big blunders I made in the first month of the diet)  and hoping that my health will go no where but up   .
      I just completed the follow up blood work yesterday and am hoping that it shows some good results of my hard work for the last 3 month. I need some positive vibes from you guys!!!
      Thank you!
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