Do I Have Celiac?
Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:24 PM
Gurgling stomach noises
Sleepy during the day
Difficulty falling asleep
Hungry all the time
So i went to doctor but i dont have insurance so i was paying. He suspected celiac. But need to pay 2000 for biopsy. J went on gluten free diet. And i dint feel better right away but i did feel better in couple weeks on going gluten free. I havent gained weight yet, but i havent loose weight either, maybe because i keep eating gluten accidently. When i do eat gluten by mistake i just gets a few symptoms but not bad like before, and some times i get it to the next day. People please tell me if u think i could have this.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:02 PM
The only way to know if it is celiac disease is to test. Could you do the blood tests instead if you want to know? The cost would be less.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:28 PM
If accidents are happening, or if you haven't taken any safety measures to prevent your food from gluten cross-contamination, then I'm afraid that your diet has not truly been gluten-free. Being on a gluten-free diet means that your food needs to be free from even the tiniest crumb. Please read this post http://www.celiac.co...ewbie-info-101/ which will help you understand contamination prevention methods and other things.
By the way, if you're planning on doing any tests later, then you should not go on a gluten-free diet yet, because all tests will come back negative if you're already gluten-free.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:03 PM
Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:17 PM
Pregancy can be a trigger for those who may be predisposed to Celiac. Do you have a family history (parents or other family members) of digestive issues, diabetes, thyroid or other autoimmune disorders? Sometime, as my parents would say "a bad stomach" could be a genetic trait you may have inherited.
As mentioned, the Celiac Blood Panel would be less expensive than a colonoscopy/biopsy, but you must remain on a gluten free diet for the optimun accuracy.
The following are the celiac specific blood tests:
Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgA
Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgG
Anti-Endomysial (EMA) IgA
Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA and IgG
Total Serum IgA
Or, you may choose to go TOTALLY gluten free and see how you feel.
Hope this helps. And Welcome!
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:06 PM
Doctors did test for liver enzymes, and checked my thyoid and it was fine. And also i was doing the gluten diet as changing the utensils. Not using the same griddle i use to make my husband and kid food. But when i go out i always get sick and tired. Like when i tryed the gluten free pizza from dominos, i forgot all about telling them to change the pan to a clean pan.
It's gonna be a tough learning curve in the beginning but will become like second nature as time passes. If I'm about to eat at a restaurant, I first ask them about how they go about preventing cross-contamination. If they don't know what I mean, or tell me that they simply wash the pans that were used to prepare glutinous foods very well, I don't eat there.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:58 PM
Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:34 AM
Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:45 AM
It's really up to you to find out the amount of gluten you react to. We can't figure it out for you because we can't feel what you feel after consuming cross-contaminated food.
The blood test should help you answer that question.
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