Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:37 PM
Posted 20 April 2014 - 05:22 AM
Hi Susie and Welcome to the Forum!
It is possible for Celiac symptoms to appear suddenly. But if it is Celiac, don't be fooled - it could have been going on for quite some time and it has just recently gotten bad enough for the symptoms to show. Or it could be something else entirely. Yes, I think you should get tested. Don't go gluten-free until all of the testing is complete though. If you're gluten free when they run the tests it will come back negative whether you have Celiac or not.
Positive Bloodtest: Oct 1, 2013
Gluten-free since: Oct 2, 2013
Celiac confirmed by Biopsy: Oct 29, 2013
Posted 20 April 2014 - 01:04 PM
It could be celiac disease so you may as well get checked, just so you know. The best celiac disease tests are:
tTG IgA and tTG IgG
DGP IgA and DGP IgG
total serum IgA (a control test)
AGA IgA and AGA IgG (older and less reliable test)
Keep eating gluten (equivalent to 1-2 slices of bread per day) until testing is complete.
This report has more info on testing if you are interested: http://www.worldgast..._long_FINAL.pdf
Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:05 PM
I can relate! Up until last year I could eat gluten with no problem- although looking back, I always did have some bloating and cramping after eating gluten.
Hurry to get the bloodwork done so you can be gluten free. I was gluten free (because I felt better) and the bloodwork came back normal. Its a little tricky to diagnose when you have been gluten-free for a while.
Good luck to you!
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