If anyone could offer any advice I would really appreciate it, I’m exhausted both physically and mentally at this point.
I have been suffering with digestive issues for around 6-7 years (I'm 24), however over the last 3 years my health has deteriorated, I am frequently fatigued and my entire body aches, as well as nausea, heartburn, stomach pain. My doctor has found that I have vitamin D and Iron deficiencies despite having a good diet. I was tested for celiac disease, I asked for the full screen but was only offered the tests below (my results are below)-
Anti-tissue transglutnase- 0.1U/ml 0.00-7.00/ml
IgA- 1.52g/L 0.87-4.12g/L
Serum Ferritin- 10ug/L
Vitamin D- 17.9 ug/L
Neutrophil count- 2.01 ( just outside normal levels)
Anything strike anyone from my results?
I have experimented with a gluten light diet, only for 1 week after the tests came back negative and I seemed to have a positive response, my energy was much higher and I felt much better, this could be a coincidence though. I would like a full coeliac screen, and if possible the genetic test for coeliac disease. Do you think this would be a good next move?
My doctors have been I'm afraid to say a little unhelpful, I really do suspect celiac disease but because the test was negative I'm struggling to get them to investigate further, I have been referred to a gastroenterologist but this won’t go through for a while yet and the tests aren’t available on the NHS anyway so I’m going private (for the tests). I'm back eating gluten now and feel awful, but I need a definite diagnosis otherwise I could risk masking the real problem and there defiantly is one.
Do you think I should let it go as the result was negative?
I’m more than a little lost right now