Need A Little Help
Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:09 PM
Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:20 PM
How long have you had these symptoms? There are numerous symptoms associated with Celiac Disease...here is a list:
Celiac Disease is genetic -- your Aunt is enough reason to be tested every 3-5 years -- more often if symptoms arise.
Make sure you get a complete Celiac antibody panel:
Total Serum IgA
tTG - Both IgA and IgG
EMA - IgA
DGP - Both IgA and IgG
If you suspect Celiac Disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity DO NOT remove gluten until the testing is complete -- the tests measure antibodies created in response to gluten ingestion.
Good Luck to you
Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years
3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive
10/25/13 - MCAD
Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile
My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free
Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS
Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.
ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.
"LTES" a Gem
Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:08 PM
It is quite possible with your family history that you have Celiac, or on your way.
You have two options before you. One, is to remain on a full gluten diet and be tested for the blood test that Lisa offered. Or, to go gluten free. With improvement on a fully compliant diet, you could consider yourself Non Celiac Gluten Sensitive or with Celiac Disease. There is no current testing for NCGS.
Personally, I would suggest that you be tested by a doctor who is fairly well versed in testing and interpretations.
Gluten Free - August 15, 2004
"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien
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