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sc875 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms?gluten SensitivityHi,
I'm new to this forum...having browsed before but never posted. I have some type of intestinal problem, which the doctors thought was likely celiac (becuase I have autoimmune thyroid disease)
Initially, had a salivia IGA test for gluten through diagnos tech that was positive. I also had a fecal fat test that showed I was not properly absorbing or digesting fats and starches.
Then, I had antibodies (antitissue, antiendomysal and antigluten) tested through two different labs and they were all normal. I even had a small bowel biopsy which was normal.
So, we had concluded that I don't have sprue or gluten sensitivty.
But I don't know how to explain my symptoms. I have lost 15 pounds and am underweight despite a healthy diet, have stomach pains, diarrhea and am exhausted. My doctor is puzzled but says that I look healthy and since my weight is currently stable not to worry. I don't feel healthy and would like to be a normal weight for my height.
Could I still have gluten sensitivity? I found out about Dr. Fines work through this forum and am considering getting the test. I don't know how reliable it is and if others have found it helpful. It is expensive, and wonder if I should just try the diet?
Also,has anyone else had the salvia test from diagnos tech? I know these are many questions...
I would appreciate any advice.
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